Richard Reuben

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Richard Reuben

President and Board Chair

Richard C. Reuben is the James Lewis Parks Professor of Law and Journalism at the University of Missouri School of Law, where he teaches a variety of public law and dispute resolution courses.</p> <p>He has practiced mindfulness for more than 15 years, and has been active in the growing movement to bring mindfulness to the legal profession. Professor Reuben founded the Mindfulness Affinity Group of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Balance in Legal Education in 2014, and the Mindfulness in Law Society in 2016.</p> <p>Professor Reuben is the author of Bringing Mindfulness into the Classroom: A Personal Account, 61 J. Legal Ed. 674 (2011), and Richard C. Reuben and Kennon M. Sheldon, Can Mindfulness Help Law Students with Stress, Focus, and Well-Being? An Empirical Study of 1Ls at a Midwestern Law School, 48 SW L. Rev. 1 (2019), the first empirical study to assess the utility of mindfulness to help first year law students manage their stress and improve their academic performance. Professor Reuben can be reached at, or by phone at 573-817-2900.

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