Quiet Justice & the Mindful Lawyer

“When I tell people that I teach a class in law and meditation at UC Berkeleys law school, I often hear snorts of disbelief. “It’s easier to imagine a kindergarten class sitting in silence for half an hour,” a friend said to me, than two lawyers sitting together in silence for five minutes.” But the class is no joke. In fact, it’s part of a ground-breaking movement that has quietly been taking hold in the legal profession over the past two decades: a movement to bring mindfulness– a meditative, moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, relationships, and external circumstances– into the practice of law and legal education.” Charles Halpern a public interest pioneer and an innovator in legal education shares more in this article.

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