Mindfulness and the Law

SLN #: 75157
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 023
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Durkin;Kessler

Course Description:
The purpose of this seminar is to give students tools to find a balanced life in law school and the practice of law and to deal effectively with the stress of law school and the practice of law. The majority of the course will focus on mindful and contemplative practices and the science supporting their utility, reminding students of their innate wisdom and happiness and helping them to become more creative and productive members of the legal community. Class time will involve substantial participation and frank and open discussions, focusing on group activities, weekly readings and contemplative practices.

20% of the grade will be determined by a paper presented at the end of the course. 80% of the grade will be determined by class participation, completion of the reading and weekly writing assignments.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Pass/Fail Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Experiential Learning: No
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Limited Enrollment Number: 25
Final Exam Given: No
Paper Or In-Class Presentation: Yes, see course description
Participation Points: Yes. Substantial and regular participation in class exercises is required.
Attendance Policy: Per Statement Of Student Policies

* The law school has a policy that Is used To calculate credit hours. Please see the Statement of Student Policies.