Mindfulness as Resistance

20 Pages Posted: 18 Jul 2019 Last revised: 22 Oct 2019

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Tim Iglesias

University of San Francisco - School of Law

Date Written: July 1, 2019


This essay presents “mindfulness as resistance,” a perspective that attempts to counter some common misunderstandings inadvertently fostered by its popularity. The mindfulness as resistance framing creates a juxtaposition between the formulaic definition of mindfulness meditation and the concept of “resistance,” which prompts different questions or poses old questions in new ways. I hope this interpretation will be useful to people who are interested in mindfulness or beginning a practice by garnering more attention for a fuller hearing of what mindfulness is, and to long-time practitioners by promoting reflection.

Keywords: legal education, legal skills, mindfulness, critical legal studies

Suggested Citation

Iglesias, Tim, Mindfulness as Resistance (July 1, 2019). Southwestern University Law Review, Vol. 48, No. 381, 2019, Univ. of San Francisco Law Research Paper Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3422413

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