Center for Creative Inquiry

The Power of Not Knowing

Creative Inquiry into the Law Series

with Morgan Wells

Online via Zoom

Many of our legal systems in the United States are centered on conflict between two opposing sides. Whether it is the adversarial model of justice or the two-party political system, we have adopted mechanisms for making decisions that assume the best outcome will emerge from the clash of two conflicting stories. But what are the consequences of relying on a system of justice that prioritizes the strength of told stories over the search for truth and knowledge? This talk will discuss how not-knowing can be a vehicle for reconciliation and healing. Embracing the unknown future, we can open a door to new possibilities outside the pre-defined positions of dueling adversaries.

Morgan Wells (she/her) is the Executive Director of Center for Creative Inquiry and a Professor of Practice at University of California College of the Law, San Francisco.


Mar 28 2024


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Mar 28 2024
  • Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


  • Morgan Wells
    Executive Director

    Morgan Wells (she/her) is the executive director of CCI. She is a practitioner of TSK and also identifies as a secular, engaged Mahayana Buddhist. Morgan has studied extensively with Jack Petranker and other senior students of Tarthang Tulku since 2007. She completed the Nyingma Institute’s Path & Practices of Liberation program (1,200 hours) in 2010 and Four-Month Human Development Training Retreat (638 hours) in 2014. She has also supported Jack Petranker in developing Full Presence Mindfulness since its inception in 2017. Morgan is a lecturer and academic program director at University of California College of the Law, San Francisco, teaching introductory courses in U.S. law and legal systems and scholarly writing. Morgan is also an adoring parent of twin girls alongside her husband, Kevin.

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