Meditating Lawyers

1 decade 2 years 9 months ago Saturday, February 10 2007 Feb 10, 2007 Saturday, February 10, 2007 2:56:28 PM CST February 10, 2007 in News
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COLUMBIA (AP) - Lawyers are usually known for their analytical brains, persuasive prowess and take-no-prisoners argumentative skills. Zen-like tranquility doesn't typically come to mind. But a growing number of law schools are teaching the next generation of legal combatants about meditation. Former University of Missouri-Columbia law professor Len Riskin recently joined the University of Florida law school. He hopes to incorporate the meditation sessions he taught in Missouri to mediators in a dispute resolution program. Similar programs are in place at Harvard, Yale, Miami, California-Berkeley, Stanford, North Carolina, Howard and other law schools across the country. Riskin says there's a great deal of mental and emotional suffering in the legal profession. And he says meditation is a terrific way for some people to feel better.

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