Thursday, December 05, 2013

A Mindful Approach to Exams

Exam season yields a law library full of anxious students.  How do you cope with exam stress?  The growing mindfulness movement provides one option:  mindfulness meditation.  In fact, an increasing number of lawyers find benefit from meditation, including Justice Breyer  

One advocate describes the benefits of mindful meditation, noting that through this technique lawyers often "enhance their capacity to be more genuine and present for what arises in their interactions with their clients, their colleagues, with witnesses, and their adversaries,"  adding "[t]hey are also able to focus with greater clarity on assignments and work."

Interested in trying this practice or in learning more?  Today, the Ohio Union is offering several meditation sessions.  The Mindful Law Student offers many related resources, and the law library’s collection includes Scott Rogers’s Mindfulness for Law Students.