For Law Professionals

The Meditative Perspective

A brief document prepared by the Bay Area Working Group on Law and Meditation summarizing the case for mindfulness in law.

Reversed On Appeal: The Uncertain Future of President Obama's "Empathy Standard" - John Paul Rollert (Yale Law Journal Online, 2010) - a fascinating exploration of President Obama's commitment to hiring judges possessing empathy and deep life experience, and the political firestorm it incited.

The Contemplative Lawyer: On the Potential Contributions of Mindfulness Meditation to Law Students, Lawyers, and their Clients - Leonard Riskin (Harvard Negotiation Law Review, 2002) - Among the best and most foundational articles on the relevance of meditation to legal education and law practice. A must-read for anyone interested in the subject. 

Mindful Lawyer Conference (Video, audio, articles + much more)

The website of the Mindful Lawyer Conference is a trove of media, including guided meditations, videos from the 2010 conference, readings, and more. 

On October 29-31, 2010, more than 185 judges, lawyers, mediators, law professors, law students, and other legal professionals gathered at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law for the first ever national conference exploring the integration of meditation and contemplative practices with legal education and practice.