Scott L. Rogers

Director, Mindfulness in Law Program & Lecturer in Law

J.D. 1991, University of Florida College of Law
M.S. 1988, University of Florida
B.S. 1985, University of Florida

Phone: A212-B
Office: A315

Scott L. Rogers is a Lecturer in Law and Founder and Director of the Mindfulness and Law Program at the University of Miami School of Law. He is the author of Mindfulness for Law Students: Applying the Power of Mindful Awareness to Achieve Balance and Success in Law School which is being used in law schools across the country, The Six-Minute Solution: A Mindfulness Primer for Lawyers, and co-author of Mindfulness and Professional Responsibility A Guide Book for Integrating Mindfulness into the Law School Curriculum.

Rogers is a leader in the area of mindfulness and the law and works with law school faculty and administrators across the country interested in developing mindfulness classes and programs. The workshop, "Mindfulness, Balance and the Lawyer's Brain" was one of the first CLE approved programs in the country integrating mindfulness and neuroscience. Jurisight®, the program Rogers created to teach mindfulness to legal professionals, has been integrated into law school classes, and presented at CLE programs at state, national and international conferences. He has spoken to thousands of legal professionals, including lawyers, judges, law professors, and law students, appeared on television, National Public Radio, and been interviewed for magazines and newspapers across the country. His mindfulness programs have also been adapted and taught to educators, parents, therapists, negotiators, and physicians.

Since 2008, Rogers has been teaching a series of Jurisight® classes for Miami Law students and, in 2009, he began integrating mindfulness into the core curriculum. He developed and teaches "Mindfulness in Law," an upper level course and, with Professor Jan Jacobowitz, teaches "Mindful Ethics." He is Co-Chair of the Dade-County-Bar Association and Federal Bar Association's Mindfulness in Law Joint Task Force, and is co-founder of the University of Miami Mindfulness Research and Practice Initiative. Rogers collaborates with University of Miami cognitive neuroscientist, Amishi Jha, exploring the enduring brain and behavior changes that may accompany mindfulness-training programs.

Upon graduation from law school, Rogers clerked for Chief Judge Maurice Paul in the Northern District of Florida and with Rosemary Barkett, on both the Supreme Court of Florida and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Thereafter he practiced commercial litigation with White & Case and then joined an Internet company as its general counsel and president.

In 2012, Rogers was awarded the "Richard Hausler Golden Apple Award" for his contributions, academically and through extra-curricular activities, to the student body. He was also presented with the "2012 Sookie Williams Award for Exemplary Service to the Miami-Dade Legal Community" for his work helping to integrate mindfulness into the legal profession. His law review article, The Mindful Law School offers a comprehensive review of the mindfulness offerings at Miami Law.

 Publications

Mindfulness in Law, Handbook of Mindfulness-based Programmes: Mindfulness Interventions from Education to Health and Therapy, with Sarah Stuart, (2019).

Mindfulness, Mental Health and Wellness, 36 American Bar Association 12-17 (2019).

The Science of Mindfulenss and the Practice of Law, with Amishi Jha, 36 American Bar Association 32-37 (2019).

Mindfulness training as cognitive training in high-demand cohorts: an initial study in elite military servicemembers, with Anthony Zanesco, Ekaterina Denkova, William MacNulty, Amishi Jha, 244 Progress in Brain Research 323-354 (2019).

Does Mindfulness Training Help Working Memory “Work” Better?, with Amishi Jha, Ekaterina Denkova, Anthony Zanesco, J Witkins, Joshua Rooks, Current Opinions in Psychology Current Opinions in Psychology (2019).

Mindfulness, Mental Health, and the Life of the Lawyer, 92 Florida Bar Journal 24 (2018).

Mindfulness training for judges: mind wandering and the development of cognitive resilience, with Amishi Jha, Chris McAiley, 54 Court Review 80-89 (2018).

We Are Talking About Practice”: the Influence of Mindfulness vs. Relaxation Training on Athletes’ Attention and Well-Being over High-Demand Intervals, with Joshua Rooks, Alexandra Morrison, Melissa Goolsarran, Amishi Jha, Journal of Cognitive Enhancement (2017).

Mindfulness and the Importance of Practice, 90 Florida Bar Journal (2016).

Exploring the Impact of Mindfulness Meditation Training in Pre-licensure and Post Graduate Nurses, with Jill Sanko, Mary McKay, 45 Nurse Education Today (2016).

Mindfulness, Law and Reciprocal Practice, 331 Richmond Journal of Law and Public Interest (2016).

What Do We Want: Mindfulness in Law, Louisiana State Bar Journal (2016).

Mindful Ethics and the Cultivation of Concentration, with Jan Jacobowitz, 15 Nevada Law Journal 730- (2015).

The Role of Mindfulness in the Ongoing Evolution of Legal Education, University of Arkansas Little Rock Law Review (2015).

Taming a wandering attention: short-form mindfulness training in student cohorts., with A Morrison, M Goolsarran, Amishi Jha, 7 Frontiers in human neuroscience 897 (2014).

Edited by, with Ra Morrison, Merissa Goolsarran, Amishi Jha, John Foxe, others, (2014).

Mindfulness training in high stress professions: Strengthening attention and resilience, with Amishi Jha, Alexandra Morrison, Mindfulness-based treatment approaches: A clinician’s guide 347–366 (2014).

, The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Mindfulness (2014).

The Mindful Law School: An Integrative Approach to Transforming Legal Education, 28 T0uro Law Review 1189- (2012).

Mindfulness and Professional Responsibility: A Guidebook for Integrating Mindfulness into the Legal Curriculum, Mindful Living Press, (2012).

Stop, Look & Listen—Regain Your Focus Through Mindfulness, 15 The Young Lawyer/American bar Association (2011).

Mindfulness for Law Students: Using the Power of Mindful Awareness to Achieve Balance and Success in Law School, Mindful Living Press, (2009).

The Six Minute Solution: A Mindful Primer for Attorneys, Mindful Living Press, (2009).

Mindful Parenting: Meditations, Verses & Visualizations for a More Joyful Life, Mindful Living Press, (2005).

When Principled Representation Tests Antidiscrimination Law, with Terri Day, 20 New England Journal of Law 23- (1998).

Corporate Law: Looking to Federal Common Law to Determine Parent Corporation Liability Under CERCLA, 4 University of Florida Journal of Law & Public Policy 123- (1992).

Inferring Intentions and Responsibility From Motives and Outcomes: Evidential and Extra-Evidential Judgments, with Mark Alicke, Michael Weigold, 8 Social Cognition 286- (1991).

Memorial Consequences of Variation in Behavior Perception, with Mark Lassiter, Julie Stone, 24 Journal of Experimental Social Psychology 222- (1988).

 News / Media

Miami HeraldMindful of Their Mission: Article on the Cane Brain Training

Scott Rogers, Director of Mindfulness in Law Program in "UM researcher helping soldiers battle stress"in The Miami Herald.

Lecturer in Law Scott Rogers quoted in "Mindfulness Can Improve Your Attention and Health" and "Lean to Live in the Now" in Scientific American.

Lecturer in Law and Director of the Mindfulness and Law Program Scott Rogers is quoted in Mindfulness making its way into the mainstream in The Miami Herald.

Scott Rogers was featured in an Akron Legal News article about the University of Akron School of Law's efforts to develop mindfulness-based stress reduction. Read article

 

Phone: A212-B
Office: A315
Faculty Assistant

GONZALEZ, SAMANTHA

Phone: (305) 284-1854
Office: A212