The Mindful Revolution and the Practice of Law (Feb. 6)

Time magazine says “The Mindful Revolution” has begun! * 

What does this mean for lawyers and the practice of law? Rhonda Magee will explore this question in depth in her upcoming presentation, “Wise Warrior, Peacemaker, Healer of Broken Systems: Contemplative Approaches to Law, Lawyering, and Social Justice,” Thursday, February 6 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Purcell Reading Room (a.k.a., “The Fishbowl”).

U.Va. Law graduate Rhonda Magee ’93, a professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law, is a leader in scholarly and hands-on work to humanize legal education and the practice of law. Professor Magee will talk about mindfulness and meditation as powerful tools for exploring our intentions to learn the law, advocate for clients, and improve our justice system as law students and attorneys. All are welcome to attend. You can register ahead of time on the U.Va. Contemplative Sciences Center’s website, or feel free to just come on by. If you are interested in chatting with Professor Magee in a small group about her path from U.Va. Law to law practice and her current work, email Kristin in the Library.

To learn more about the mindfulness and meditation tools Professor Magee will talk about, sign up to participate in the Introduction to Mindfulness workshop that the U.Va. Mindfulness Center is offering at the Law School this Spring. The workshop begins February 5, and will meet Wednesdays 3:45-4:45 until April. Email Kristin in the Library now to enroll for free.

– Kristin Glover   

*The Feb. 3 issue is available in the “mindfulness” collection in the Klaus Room.

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