Resource Center

Below are a selection of Books, Articles, Websites, Exercises and Recordings
directed to the study and practice of mindfulness in law.


Begley, S., Train You Mind, Change Your Brain: How a New Science Reveals Our Extraordinary Potential To Transform Ourselves. (Ballantine Books, 2007).

Calloway, D., Becoming a Joyful Lawyer: Contemplative Training in Non-Distraction, Empathy, and Emotional Wisdom (2012).

Halpern, C., Making Waves and Riding the Currents. (Berrett-Koehler, 2008).

Kabat-Zinn, J.,  Wherever You Go, There You Are (Hyperion, 1994).

Kauffman, G., The Lawyer's Guide to Balancing Life & Work: Taking the Stress Out of Success (ABA, 2006).

Keeva, S.,  Transforming Practices: Finding Joy and Satisfaction in the Legal Life. (Contemporary Books, 1999).

Noreuil, C., The Zen of Passing the Bar Exam (Carolina Academic Press, 2011)

Rogers, S.,  Mindfulness for Law Students: Using the Power of Mindfulness to Find Balance & Success in Law School (Mindful Living Press, 2009).

Rogers, S., & Jacobowitz, J., Mindfulness and Professional Responsibility: A Guide Book for Integrating Mindfulness into the Law School Curriculum (Mindful Living Press, 2009).

Schimel, A., Law School Success: A Guide to Better Grades (Carolina Academic Press, 2012).

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Duhaime, G., "Practicing on Purpose: Promoting Personal Wellness and Professional Values in Legal Education" 28 Touro L. Rev. 1207 (2012).

Harris, A.,
"Toward Lawyering as Peacemaking: A Seminar on Mindfulness, Morality, and Professional Identity" 61 J. Legal. Educ. 647 (2012).

Halpern, C.,
"The Mindful Lawyer: Why Contemporary Lawyers are Practicing Meditation," 61 J. Legal. Educ. 641 (2012).

Huang, P.,
"Tiger Cub Strikes Back: Memoirs of an Ex-Child Prodigy About Legal Education and Parenting" 1 British J. of Am. L. Stud. 297 (2012)

Huang, P., & Swedloff, R., "
Authentic Happiness and Meaning at Law Firms," 58 Syracuse L. Rev. 335 (2008).

Larkin-Wong, K.,
"A Newbie's Impression: One Student's Mindfulness Lessons" 61 J. Legal. Educ. 665 (2012).

Magee, R., "
Educating Lawyers to Meditate?", 79 UMKC L. Rev. 535, 554–55 (2011).

Magee, R., "
Paying Mind to Diversity," Mindful Magazine (2013).

Magee, R., “Contemplative Practices and the Renewal of Legal Education," in New Directions for Teaching and Learning (Jossey-Bass).

Riskin, L., "
The Contemplative Lawyer: On the Potential Contributions of Mindfulness Meditation to Law Students, Lawyers, and their Clients," 7 Harvard Negotiation Law Review 1-66 (2002).

Rogers, S., "
The Mindful Law School: An Integrative Approach to Transforming Legal Education," 28 Touro L. Rev. 1189 (2012).

Reuben, R.,
"Bringing Mindfulness into the Classroom: A Personal Journey," 61 J. Legal. Educ. 674 (2012).

Silver, M., "
Humanism Goes to Law School," 28 Touro L. Rev. 1141 (2012).

Symposium, Mindfulness in Law and ADR, 7
Harv. Negot. L. Rev. 1 (2002).

Van Cleave, R.,
"Future of the Legal Profession" San Francisco Daily Journal (May 7, 2013)

Zlotnick, D.,
"Integrating Mindfulness Theory and Practice into Trial Advocacy" 61 J. Legal. Educ. 654 (2012).


The Mindful Lawyer Conference

Center for Mindfulness

Mindfulness in Law

Miami Law Mindfulness in Law Program

Berkeley Initiative for Mindfulness in Law

Mindfulness in Law Task Force

Institute for Mindfulness Studies

Neuroscience and Conflict Resolution

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Justice Breyer: Seeking Serenity (exercise at end of article)

Scott Rogers Guides a “Jurisight” Mindfulness Practice: “The Just Is Holmes”

--Professor Scott Rogers guides the “Jurisight” practice,
“Order in the Cortex”

Professor Leonard Riskin Guides a 45 Minute Mindfulness Practice

Professor Charlie Halpern leads a Chi Gong Practice


A collection of articles, audio and video recordings from the 2010 Mindful Lawyer Conference can be found by
clicking here.