Speaker Series: Wise Warrior, Peacemaker, Healer of Broken Systems? On Contemplative Approaches to Law, Lawyering and Social Justice with Rhonda Magee
This talk will be in the Purcell Reading Room, on the first floor of the Law School’s Slaughter Hall.
Rhonda V. Magee (B.A., M.A., J.D., University of Virginia) is Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco, School of Law, where she has been a full-time member of the faculty since 1998, and Full Professor since 2004. She presently serves as Co-director the University’s Center for Teaching Excellence, and, in service to the broader academic community, she is President of the Executive Board of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, which sponsors the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education. Before joining the faculty at USF, Professor Magee practiced litigation as an associate at a Chicago-based international law firm, primarily representing insurance industry clients in complex insurance coverage litigation. Professor Magee presently teaches Torts; Race, Law and Policy; and Contemplative Lawyering. She has published law review articles and essays in the Virginia Law Review, the Alabama Law Review, the N.Y.U. Rev. of Law and Social Change, and in New Directions in Teaching and Learning (Jossey Bass, 2013), as well as the San Francisco Chronicle. Her writing and teaching is inspired by her commitments to teaching and learning effective practices for presence-based collaboration in a diverse and ever-changing world. The author of the article, Educating Lawyers to Meditate, she is a thought and innovative practice leader in the fields of Inclusive and Identity-Safe Pedagogy and Facilitation; Contemplative Pedagogy and Facilitation; and, Contemplative Lawyering.