Mindfulness and Law Conference

Want to build a contemplative legal practice or meet lawyers interested in mindfulness themes? Seattle University School of Law and Washington Contemplative Lawyers invite you to participate in the Mindfulness and Law CLE program featuring Keynote Speaker Rhonda Magee on Friday, September 14, 2012, at Seattle University School of Law, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (6 CLE credits pending). The Conference is free for law students (but space is limited, so register soon)!

Rhonda Magee is the author of the 2011 article, Educating Lawyers to Meditate?, 79 U.M.K.C. L. Rev. 535 (2011), examining the movement for contemplative practice in law and its promise as a response to long-standing and wide-ranging criticisms of contemporary legal education and law practice. For more than ten years, she has taught and written about law and legal education and race in America, with a focus in recent work on contemplative approaches to pedagogy and practice. She is Professor of Law and Dean Circle Research Scholar at the University of San Francisco.

Professor Magee is a long-time practitioner of a variety of contemplative practices, including centering prayer, mindfulness and insight meditation, contemplative writing and contemplative dialogue. She is associated with the Project for the Integration of Spirituality Law and Politics, and currently serves as President of the Board of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society. She works with the Bay Area Working Group for Lawyers, a group of mindful lawyers, law professors and others, which has sat together for many years, and she has served on the executive board of the Humanizing Legal Education Section of the American Association of Law Schools. She is committed to the development of contemplative pedagogy, law practice, and leadership. Building on the insight that contemplation is essential to experiencing love-in-action through our work and relationships in the world, she aspires toward reforms in legal education, law practice and law, guided by the compassionate heart of contemplative practice.

Register here or call 206-398-4233.