Charles Halpern

Charles Halpern


Charles Halpern, JD, is currently a lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, where he teaches its course on law and meditation. He was the founding dean of the City University of New York (CUNY) Law School and the founding board chair of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society. He is also the author of Making Waves and Riding the Currents: Activism and the Practice of Wisdom.


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Charles Halpern (left, foreground) leads a Qigong exercise at a retreat for 75 lawyers at the Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California.

Articles: Quiet Justice

By Charles Halpern | June 29, 2010

Meditating lawyers? It's no joke. Charles Halpern has been leading a movement to promote empathy and mindfulness in the practice of law.




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