Charles Halpern is a lawyer, activist, author, educator, and meditation practitioner. He also served as the founding dean of CUNY School of Law, and as a faculty member of various prominent law schools across the country. Halpern is considered a pioneer in public interest law, responsible for various entrepreneurial and educational initiatives that contributed to legal, academic, social justice, and contemplative communities. His book, “Making Waves and Riding the Currents: Activism and the Practice of Wisdom,” tells the story of how he brought public interest activism, mindfulness, and meditation into law schools and courthouses across the United States.
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