J. Kim Wright, a founder of the international integrative law movement, will discuss her latest book, “Lawyers as Changemakers,” from 4:30-6 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, in the Lynne L. Pantalena Law Library, Room 221, at the Quinnipiac University School of Law Center, 370 Bassett Road. This event, which is part of the Quinnipiac-Yale Dispute Resolution Speaker Series, is free and open to the public. Please register by emailing Sue Ann Ney.
“Integrative law is an international movement that responds to the challenges of law practice with creative, innovative solution,” Wright said. “Integrative lawyers are purpose oriented. They have a clear sense of their own purpose and the purpose of law. They have a broader view of their roles as lawyers, often seeing themselves as change agents. They are innovative, looking for ways to serve clients and themselves.”
In “Lawyers as Changemakers,” Wright covers the expansion and development of the integrative law movement and explores the pillars of the movement: integrated reflective practices; values and purpose-based practices; systems thinking approaches; and integral consciousness. She also describes emerging integrative approaches, including earth jurisprudence, sharing law, conscious (values-based) contracts, purposeful estate planning.
In addition to writing, Wright leads continuing legal education (CLE) programs and offers coaching and consulting to lawyers and businesses around the world. She has worked with lawyers on all six inhabited continents. She is a coach for lawyers and consultant to courts, law firms, CLE providers, legal organizations, law schools, workshop leaders, authors and the media.
Wright has a law degree from the University of Florida and is a graduate of Warren Wilson College in North Carolina. She maintains an active law license in North Carolina.
The Quinnipiac-Yale Dispute Resolution Workshop Series features nationally recognized scholars and practitioners. The talks are open to the public as well as the Yale and Quinnipiac communities and are structured to allow time for questions and discussion.
For more information, call 203-582-3450.