Mindfulness in Law Scholarly Articles


From the 2002 Harvard Law Symposium

Riskin, L., “The Contemplative Lawyer: On the Potential Contributions of Mindfulness Meditation to Law Students, Lawyers, and their Clients,” 7 Harv. Negot. L. Rev. 1 (2002).

Blatt, W., “What's Special About Meditation? Contemplative Practice for American Lawyers,” 7 Harv. Negot. L. Rev. 125 (2002).

Cogida, D., Reflections on the Potential Growth of Mindfulness Meditation in the Law,” 7 Harv. Negot. L. Rev. 109 (2002).

Freshman, C., et al., “Adapting Meditation to Promote Negotiation Success: A Guide to Varieties and Scientific Support,” 7 Harv. Negot. L. Rev. 67 (2002).

Keeva, S., “Practicing From the Inside Out,” 7 Harv. Negot. L. Rev. 97 (2002).

Peppet, S., “Can Saints Negotiate? A Brief Introduction to Problems of Imperfect Ethics in Bargaining,” 7 Harv. Negot. L. Rev. 87 (2002).

From the 2010 Nevada Law Symposium:
Mindfulness, Emotions and Ethics in Law and Dispute Resolution


Riskin, L., “Annual Saltman Lecture: Further Beyond Reason: Emotions, the Core Concerns, and Mindfulness in Negotiation,” 20 Nev. L. J. 289 (2010).

Calloway, D., “Using Mindfulness Practice to Work with Emotions,” 10 Nev. L. J. 338 (2010).

Freshman, C., “Yes, and: Core Concerns, Internal Mindfulness, and External Mindfulness for Emotional Balance, Lie Detections, and Successful Negotiation,” 10 Nev. L. J. 365 (2010).

Kruse, K., “Lawyers in Character and Lawyers in Role,” 10 Nev. L. J. 393 (2010).

Kuttner, R., “What Does it Mean to Do the Right Thing?,” 10 Nev. L. J. 407 (2010).

Reilly, P., “Mindfulness, Emotion and Mental Models: Theory That Leads to More Effective Dispute Resolution,” 10 Nev. L. J. 433 (2010).

Shapiro, D., “From Signal to Semantic: Uncovering the Emotional Dimension of Negotiation,” 10 Nev. L. J. 461 (2010).

Stempel, J., “Feeding the Right Wolf: A Niebuhrian Perspective on the Opportunities and Limits of Mindful Core Concerns Dispute Resolution,” 10 Nev. L. J. 472 (2010).

Waldman, E., “Mindfulness, Emotions and Ethics: The Right Stuff?” 10 Nev. L. J. 513 (2010).

From the 2012 Journal of Legal Education: Mindfulness Symposium

Riskin, L., “Awareness and the Legal Profession: An Introduction to the Mindful Lawyer Symposium,” 61 J. Leg. Educ. 634 (2012).

Halpern, C., “The Mindful Lawyer: Why Contemporary Lawyers Are Practicing Meditation,” 61 J. Leg. Educ. 641 (2012).

Harris, A., “Toward Lawyering as Peacemaking: A Seminar on Mindfulness, Morality and Professional Identity,” 61 J. Leg. Educ. 646 (2012).

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

Zlotnick, D., “Integrating Mindfulness Theory and Practice into Trial Advocacy,” 61 J. Leg. Educ. 654 (2012).

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

Law Review Articles and Book Chapters

Alfieri, A., “Educating Lawyers for Community” 2012 Wis. L. Rev. 115 (2012).

Bowling, D., “Mindfulness Meditation and Mediation: Where the Transcendent Meets the Familiar,” in Bringing Peace Into the Room (Daniel Bowling and David Hoffman, eds., Jossey-Bass 2003).

Ellinghausen, D., Venting or Vipassana? Mindfulness Meditation’s Potential for Reducing Anger’s Role in Mediation, 8 Cardozo J. Confl. Resol. 63 (2006).

Freshman, C., Lie Detection and the Negotiation Within, 16 Harv. Negot. L. Rev. 263 (2011).

Freshman, C., “After Basic Mindfulness Mediation: External Mindfulness, Emotional Truthfulness, and Lie Detection in Dispute Resolution,” 2006 J. Disp. Resol. 511 (2006).

Harris, A. et. al, “From 'The Art of War' to 'Being Peace': Mindfulness and Community Lawyering in a Neoliberal Age,” 95 Cal. L. Rev. 2073 (2007).

Jacobowitz, J., & Rogers, S., “Mindful Ethics—A Pedagogical and Practical Approach to Teaching Legal Ethics, Developing Professional Identity, and Encouraging Civility” 4 St. Mary’s J. Malpractice & Legal Ethics (forthcoming 2014).

Magee, R., “Educating Lawyers to Meditate? From Exercises to Epistemology to Ethics: The Contemplative Practice and Law Movement as Legal Education Reform,” 79 UMKC L. Rev. 535 (2011).

Magee, R., “Contemplative Practice in Law: An Overview” in Mirabai Bush (ed.) Contemplation Nation: How Ancient Practices are Changing the Way We Live (Fetzer 2011).

Magee, R., “Mindfulness and the Renewal of Legal Education,” New Directions for Teaching and Learning: Contemplative Studies in Higher Education, no. 134, (Jossey Bass, 2013), 31

Morin, L., “Reflections on Teaching Law as Right Livelihood: Cultivating Ethics, Professionalism, and Commitment to Public Service From the Inside Out,” 35 Tulsa L. J. 227 (2000).

Nobel, B., “Meditation and Mediation,” 43 Fam. Ct. Rev. 295 (2005).

Pounds, V., “Promoting Truthfulness in Negotiation: A Mindful Approach,” 40 Willamette L. Rev. 181 (2004).

Riskin, L., “Mindfulness: Foundational Training for Dispute Resolution and Law,” 54 J. L. Educ. 79-91 (2004).

Riskin, L., “Knowing Yourself: Mindfulness,” in The Negotiator's Fieldbook (Christopher Honeyman & Andrea K. Schneider, eds.,) ABA, 239 (2006).

Riskin, L., “Awareness in Lawyering: A Primer on Paying Attention,” in The Affective Assistance of Counsel: Practicing Law as a Healing Profession 447- 71 (Marjorie Silver, ed., Carolina Academic Press, 2007).

Riskin, L., “The Place of Mindfulness in Healing and the Law,” in Shifting the Field of Law & Justice, 99-120, Center for Law and Renewal (Linda Hager, Bonnie Allen & Renee Floyd Meyers, eds.) (2007).

Riskin, L., “Awareness and Ethics in Dispute Resolution and Law: Why Mindfulness Tends to Foster Ethical Behavior,” S. Tex. L. Rev. 493-503 (2009).

Riskin, L., "Two (or More) Concepts of Mindfulness in Law and Conflict Resolution," in The Wiley- Blackwell Handbook of Mindfulness (Amanda Ie, Christelle Ngoumen & Ellen Langer, eds., Wiley-Blackwell, 2014).

Rock, E., “Note: Mindfulness Meditation, the Cultivation of Awareness, Mediator Neutrality, and the Possibility of Justice,” 6 Cardozo J. Con. Res. 347 (2005).

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

Rogers, S., "Mindfulness in Law" (2014). In "The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Mindfulness," Amanda Ie, Christelle Ngoumen & Ellen Langer, Editors. (Wiley-Blackwell).

Rogers, S., "The Role of Mindfulness in the Ongoing Evolution of Legal Education," 36 U. Ark. Little Rock L. Rev. 227 (forthcoming).

Ruedy, N., Schweitzer, M., “In the Moment: The Effect of Mindfulness on Ethical Decision Making” 95 J. Bus. Ethics 73 (2010).

Lawyer Journal Articles

Adcock, T., “Become a Better Counselor through Meditation,” New York Law Journal (2008).

Allen, S., “Move From Being a Mindless Lawyer to a Mindful Lawyer,” The Complete Lawyer (2008).

Cormak, C., “Lawyers Turn to Meditation to Fight Stress and Improve Performance,” Canadian Lawyer (2009).

Doolittle, N., "Mindful Meditation Series: Good for Mind and Body," Cornell Chronicle (Feb. 20, 2014)

Fisher, T., “Who’s Minding the Mediator: Mindfulness in Mediation” 5 ADR Bulletin 1 (2003).

Gold, A., “Mindfulness: A Challenge for Our Times,” Dade-County Bar Association Bulletin, (May 2012).

Greenberg, R., Now and Zen, California Lawyer Magazine (April 2003)

Hyman, J. P., “The Mindful Lawyer: Mindfulness Meditation and Law Practice,” 33 Vermont Bar Journal 40 (2007).

Jacobowitz, J., "The Benefits of Mindfulness for Litigators" ABA Litigation Journal (2013)

Masich, M., “Meditating Lawyer No Oxymoron,” Law Week Colorado, August 3, 2009

McIntire, E., “President’s Message: A Call for Mindfulness in our Profession,” 16 Mass Bar Journal (2009).

Rabaut, S., “A Mindful Practice is a Sustainable Practice,” The Complete Lawyer.

Rhoads, S. & Williams, S., "Paying Attention: Integrating Mindfulness into your Practice," Washington State Bar Journal (2011).

Rogers, S., Hartley, A & Duff, C., "Joint Task Force Holds Mindfulness in Law Workshop," Dade-County Bar Association Bulletin, (Nov. 2013)

Rogers, S., "Mindfulness Matters," Dade-County Bar Association Bulletin, (Nov. 2011).

Rogers, S., “Stop, Look & Listen—Regain Your Focus Through Mindfulness,” The Young Lawyer, Volume 15, Number 4, (February 2011).

Tropin, H., “Meditation and Controlling the Inner-Mongo,” DCBA Bulletin (April 2012).

Zeglovich, R. “The Mindful Lawyer,” GPSolo (2006).