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Mindfulness and Law

This guide was created by CWRU Law Library reference librarian Cheryl Cheatham. While the resources are more timely today than ever before, the expected, final update of the guide will be 10/2/2020.

Mindfulness and Law Practice




Clark Freshman, Judging and Mindfulness: How to Use Mindfulness to Improve Judging and Reduce Bias, 2 Judges' Book 79 (2018).   

Suzanne Craig Robertson, Just Breathe:  How Mindfulness & Meditation Can Ease Stress in Your Life and Law Practice,  52 Tenn. B.J.12 (2016).

Jan L. Jacobowitz, The Benefits of Mindfulness for Lawyers, 20 TLY 14 (2016)

Leslie A. Gordon, Stressed Out: How to Avoid Burnout and Debilitating Anxiety, 101 A.B.A. J. 59 (2015).

Kristen Glover, Mindfulness in Law Schools and Legal Practice, 64 Va. Law. 47(2015).

William S. Blatt, What's Special About Meditation: Contemplative Practice for American Lawyers, 7 Harv. Negot. L. Rev. 125 (2002).

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


Federal Judicial Center, Mindfulness and Judging: Resources for Judges