Rhonda V. Magee (J.D./M.A. Sociology) is Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco, School of Law, and a teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. At USF, she has been a full-time member of the faculty since 1998, and teaches Torts, Race, Law and Policy, and courses in Contemplative and Mindful Law and Law Practice. She recently served as Interim Co-Director of the University of San Francisco’s Center for Teaching Excellence; as Visiting Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law; and as a Senior Fellow with the Berkeley Initiative for Mindfulness and law.
She has published numerous articles and essays in such publications as the Virginia Law Review, the Alabama Law Review, and the San Francisco Chronicle. Her writing and teaching is inspired by a commitment to education for effective problem-solving and presence-based leadership in a diverse and ever-changing world, and to humanizing legal education. The author of the article, Educating Lawyers to Meditate? 79 UMKC L. Rev. 535 (2011), she is a nationally-recognized thought and practice leader in the emerging fields of contemplative legal education and contemplative teaching in higher education. She was a founding member of the Executive Board of the AALS’s Section on Balance in Legal Education, is a founding member of its subsection on Mindfulness in Legal Education, and presently serves as President of the Board of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society. She is currently working on a book on mindfulness as a path of inclusivity and social justice.