Professor Reuben Publishes on Mindfulness in Law Study

Professor Richard Reuben has co-authored “Can Mindfulness Help Law Students with Stress, Focus, and Well-being? An Empirical Study of 1Ls at a Midwestern Law School” with Professor Kennon Sheldon, University of Missouri Department of Psychology. The article reports on research conducted with first-year law students in 2013 and 2014 who volunteered to train and practice mindfulness as a way to improve their well-being and handle stress during the weeks leading up to final exams.
The ABA Journal recently published a story about the article, “Mindfulness training helped 1Ls reduce stress and improve well-being, study finds.”
The law review article will appear in a special edition of the Southwestern Law Review: Mindfulness and Well-Being in Law School and the Legal Profession. Brian Pappas, LLM ’08, also has an article in this issue titled, “The Mindful Mediator.” Pappas is an assistant professor of public policy and administration at Boise State University where he also directs the Conflict Management Program.