Sustainable Lawyering: An Introduction to Mindfulness for 1Ls
Since Fall 2012, the Mindfulness Initiative has offered a non-credit Introduction to Mindfulness for 1Ls. The course is designed to equip first-year student with skills to be more effective in their studies, and to be balanced and happy during the challenges of first year and beyond.
"A great experience that helped me become a more balanced individual. I really recommend it."
"Take it. Law school is a stressful experience, especially 1L year. Mindfulness provides you with skills that will be beneficial to you throughout your entire life and there really is no better time to start this practice!"
For more details on the course, please download the course overview.
Email BIML@law.berkeley.edu with any questions.
Effective and Sustainable Law Practice: The Meditative Perspective
Since being first offered in 2009, Effective and Sustainable Law Practice: The Meditative Practice has been one of the most popular seminars at Berkeley Law. The course will next be offered in Fall 2014 by Rhonda Magee (under the title Effective and Sustainable Law Practices: A Mindfulness-Based Perspective).The course introduces students to the practice of mindfulness meditation and explores the ways that meditation practice can help to develop skills that are directly relevant to the work of a lawyer. The seminar explores, from a meditative perspective and through the support of mindfulness-based practices, the ethical responsibilities of the lawyer, the stresses and challenges of the lawyer's life, the management of the complex of emotions that affect the lawyer (including, among others, anger, self-righteousness, sadness, fear of mistake, compassion, indifference and love).