Utilizing an inspirational writing style, this book examines the practice and teaching of law through a spiritual lens. It identifies the spiritual challenges that the profession faces, and also aims to offer theoretical alternatives that can be embraced and pursued.
Preface by Derrick Bell i; Acknowledgement vi; Introduction 1; Chapter One: On the Wings of Spirit 17; Spirituality 17; The Spiritual Challenge 53; The Illusions and Miracles of Law 65; The Spiritual Basis of Law 71; Law as Spirit 81; Chapter Two: A Search for Sacred Rivers 89; The Attorney Personality and the Lawyer's Soul 89. Rivers and Stones 97; The Beauty of the Stones 102; Troubled Waters: Lawyers in Crisis 107; Temptation and the Ethical Lawyer 116; Civility 122; Chapter Three: Practicing Law From the River; Serving the Whole Client 131; The Search for Truth 138; Attorney Client Privilege 144; Intentionality 145; Faith 148; The Lawyer as Healer 153; Rituals in Conflicts and Healing 168; Lawyer as Leaders 175; Judging From the River 182. Chapter Four: Teaching to the River 191; Instruction for the Soul 191; A Framework for Teaching to and from the River 212; Diversity: Educating the Whole Student for the Whole World 239; Chapter Five: The Social Justice River 255; Social Justice as Spiritual Behavior 255; Serving and Defending the Poor 262; Partnering for Justice 271; Chapter Six: New Streams and Old Dams 279; Holistic Forms of Practice 279; Collaborative Law 283; Therapeutic Jurisprudence 296; Contemplative Mind Practice 314; Restorative Justice 320. Practicing Your Faith as You Practice Law 328; The Lawyer in Sacred Text 348; New Wine in Old Bottles: Transforming Legal Structures 386; The Courtroom of Divine Guidance 395; Chapter Seven: Voices From the River 413; Notes 426; Bibliography 470; Index 476.