Students who treasure the clarity and calm that come from meditation have launched the Mindfulness & the Law Society.
The organization grew out of a small group of students who began meditating together as a way of coping with the distractions and stresses of law school.
“Finding a space in the law school: both a physical space but also a mental space, wherein I can bring ‘all of me’ into the classroom, became extremely important, extremely quickly after beginning classes,” said Lex Harris, a 2L and founder of the new organization.
Ironically, the group’s first official activity is an ambitious undertaking: a day-long event featuring yoga and Qigong workshops, a keynote address by Austin Charles, a leader in the mindfulness in the law movement and a panel discussion featuring a judge from the Court of Common Pleas, First Judicial District, a neuropsychiatrist from the University of Pennsylvania and a partner from Ballard Spahr.
“It’s wonderful to see students take a leadership role in building this important movement in professional practice,” said Professor Chapin Cimino, who will moderate the panel discussion.
The event is free and open to all Drexel students, faculty and staff, but advance registration for the lunch time keynote and panel discussion is required. Click here for registration and schedule details.