Advisory Board Members
A strong, innovative Advisory Board helps ILI to build outstanding programming at the
intersection of law, social policy, neuro-economics, positive psychology, brain science, conflict studies, restorative justice, communications theory, systems theory, traditional body-mind awareness practices, and other Integrative Law vectors. We are proud to have the support of the following members of ILI’s Advisory Board:
Fred Luskin, Ph.D.
Fred Luskin founded and directs the Stanford University Forgiveness Projects, an ongoing series of workshops and research projects that investigate the effectiveness of forgiveness methods on a variety of populations. The forgiveness project has successfully explored forgiveness therapy with people who suffered from the violence in Northern Ireland and Sierra Leone as well as the attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11. In addition his work has been successfully applied and researched in corporate, medical, legal and religious
settings. Dr. Luskin’s work combines lecture with a hands-on approach to the ancient tradition of
forgiveness. Participants explore forgiveness with the goal of reducing hurt and helplessness, letting go of anger and increasing confidence and hope as they learn how to release unwanted hurts and grudges. Forgiveness has been shown to reduce anger, hurt, depression and stress and lead to greater feelings of optimism, hope, compassion and self confidence. Dr. Luskin currently serves as a Senior Consultant in Health Promotion at Stanford University and is a Professor at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. He is the author of the best-selling books Forgive for Good: A Proven Prescription for Health and Happiness, Stress Free for Good, and Forgive for Love. Dr. Luskin has trained lawyers, doctors, church leaders and congregations, hospital staffs, teachers and other professionals worldwide to manage stress and practice forgiveness through his Forgive for Good workshops and classes. Dr. Luskin’s work has been featured in Time magazine, O magazine, Ladies Home Journal, U.S. News and World Reports, Parade, Prevention as well as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, U.S.A. Today and the Wall Street Journal.
Fred Rooney, J.D.
Fred Rooney has garnered international recognition and awards for his innovative work in expanding access
to justice for underserved populations. A graduate of the CUNY School of Law, and originator of the “legal
incubator” concept, Fred currently directs the Touro Law Center’s International Center for Post-Graduate
Development and Justice. His pioneering work has led to the establishment of more than sixty independent legal incubators across the United States, providing practical post-graduate training and education to recent law graduates committed to working in under-served communities. In 2013, as a Fulbright fellowship recipient, Fred launched the first legal incubator outside the U.S., in the Dominican Republic. Since then his focus has been on extending the incubator concept in Pakistan, Mexico, Kenya, and the Central African Republic. For his work, Fred received the 2010 Father Robert Drinan Award, conferred by the American Association of Law Schools, as well as the 2010 Louise M. Brown Award for Legal Access, conferred by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services. In 2013, the American Bar Journal named Fred a “2013 Legal Rebel,” and recognized him as the “Father of Incubators.”
Hon. Kevin Burke
Kevin Burke is an award-winning judge and legal change agent who is an acknowledged leader among
American state court judges. Currently a District Judge in Hennepin County, Minnesota, Judge Burke has been a leader in advancing social science research to improve procedural fairness in U.S. courts in ways that enhance
public respect for and confidence in our judicial system. Named one of the 100 most influential lawyers in
Minnesota history, he has received major awards from the National Center for State Courts, the American Board of Trial Advocates, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, among others. The American Bar Association named him Judicial Educator of the Year in 2010. He teaches at several Minnesota law schools, and for some years served on the faculty of the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute Reflective Leadership Program. He is a member of the Board of the Institute for the Reform of the American Legal System, and a past Board member of the National Center for State Courts and the American Judicature Society. He has been a lauded speaker to the judiciary in 38 states as well as Abu Dhabi, Canada, Egypt, Mexico, China, India and Ireland regarding improvement in judicial administration and court leadership. His work most recently focuses on teaching “neuro-literacy,” one of the vectors of integrative law, to judges.
Paul J. Zak, Ph.D.
Paul Zak is Professor of Economics and Department Chair, as well as the founding Director of the
Center for Neuroeconomics Studies at Claremont Graduate University and Professor of Neurology at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Paul Zak is credited with the first published use of the term "neuroeconomics" and his research is in the vanguard of this new discipline that integrates neuroscience and economics. Dr. Zak's groundbreaking discovery of the connection between oxytocin and trust is providing new perspectives on the development of modern civilizations and modern economies, and is being used to enhance negotiations as well as to treat patients with neurologic and psychiatric disorders. His book Moral Markets: The Critical Role of Values in the Economy challenges the prevailing view that competition and greed are core economic values, tracing instead the biological bases of moral behavior in the marketplace. In The Moral Molecule: The Source of Love and Prosperity Dr. Zak explores central role of oxytocin in human nature and behavior. Dr. Zak’s research
has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Scientific American, and other major journals.
Leonard L. Riskin, J.D., LL.M.
Len Riskin is the Chesterfield Smith Professor of Law, University of Florida Levin Law School,
and Visiting Professor, Northwestern University School of Law. Len is an acknowledged pioneer in
bringing both mediation and mindfulness practice into the mainstream of legal education. Recipient of the
American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section’s Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work, he is the
author of the law school textbook Dispute Resolution and Lawyers, as well as 31 groundbreaking scholarly
articles that emphasize self-reflective dispute resolution practice.
Dacher Keltner, Ph.D.
Dacher Keltner is founder of the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California-Berkeley,
and executive editor of Greater Good magazine. Dacher has devoted his career to studying the nature
of human goodness, conducting ground-breaking research on compassion, awe, laughter, and love. He is also a leading expert on social intelligence, the psychology of power, and the emotional bases of morality. He has written more than 100 scientific papers and two best-selling textbooks, Social Psychology and Understanding Emotions. More recently, he is the author of the best-selling book Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life, and a co-editor of the Greater Good anthology, The Compassionate Instinct.
David Eagleman, Ph.D.
David Eagleman is a neuroscientist and New York Times bestselling author of Incognito: The Secret Lives
of the Brain, which explores the neuroscience “under the hood” of the conscious mind — that is, all the aspects of neural function to which we have no awareness or access. He formerly held joint appointments in the Departments of Neuroscience and Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, where he directed the Laboratory for Perception and Action and was the founder and director of the Initiative on Neuroscience and Law. Currently, David Eagelman conducts neuroscience research as an adjunct professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine, as well as serving as founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Braincheck (a company that measures brain function using portable tablets) and as co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of NeoSensory, a company which translates the unhearable and unseeable into the realm of the felt.”He writes regularly for the New York Times, Wired, Discover, Slate, and New Scientist, and has been profiled in The New Yorker and on Nova. His six-hour PBS series, The Brain, addresses from the neuroscientist’s point of view the question “what does it mean to be human?”
Marco Iacoboni, M.D., Ph.D.
Marco Iacoboni is Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Director of the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Lab at the Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center of the David Geffen School of
Medicine at UCLA, and author of Mirroring People: The Science of Empathy and How We Connect with Others.
Iacoboni pioneered the research on mirror neurons, the “smart cells” in our brain that allow us to understand
others. His research has been covered by the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal,
Newsweek, Time, The Economist, and major TV networks.
Hon. Thelton E. Henderson
Judge Henderson is a retired Senior District Judge, United States District Court for the Northern District of
California. Judge Henderson began his legal career as the first African-American attorney in the Civil Rights
Division of the US Department of Justice, under Bobby Kennedy. After achieving many other “firsts” in both law
practice and academia, he was appointed to the District Court for the Northern District of California, and served
as the first African-American Chief Judge of that court. His distinguished career there includes rulings on many
of the most critical and difficult issues of our time, ranging from halting the slaughter of dolphins by the tuna industry, to striking down California’s controversial anti-affirmative action initiative, to placing the California
prison healthcare system under federal receivership during Arnold Schwartznegger’s administration as governor. Thelton Henderson’s career exemplifies his conviction that the U.S. Constitution is a living document belonging to all of us, and represents the best of the U.S. legal system.
Susan Swaim Daicoff, J.D., LL.M., M.S.
Susan Daicoff is a professor of law at Phoenix School of Law, and author of Lawyer, Know Thyself: A Psychological Analysis of Personality Strengths and Weaknesses (Law and Public Policy), as well as a new law school textbook, Comprehensive Law Practice: Law as a Healing Profession, and many journal articles exploring the cognitive and social psychology of lawyers.