Southwestern Law Review
Peter H. Huang, Mindfulness in Legal Ethics and Professionalism, 48 Sw. L. Rev. 401 (2019), available at https://scholar.law.colorado.edu/faculty-articles/1390.
Mindfulness involves paying attention with curiosity in an intentional, open, and compassionate way to life as it unfolds moment to moment. Law students, lawyers, law professors, legal clients, and indeed all people can improve their lives through mindfulness. Mindfulness can lead to individual benefits and personal transformation. Mindfulness can also lead to societal benefits and social change. This invited symposium contribution exemplifies how mindfulness can facilitate the positive personal and professional development of law students by presenting excerpts of law students’ answers discussing mindfulness to questions from the final examination of the course: Legal Ethics and Professionalism. Notably, none of the questions asked explicitly about or specifically referred to mindfulness.
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