Mindfulness in Law Program

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In 2011 Miami Law established the country’s first Mindfulness in Law Program, reflecting its commitment to preparing students at the highest levels of academic excellence while providing the tools to maintain and develop their intellectual gifts and cultivate greater emotional well-being.

The program is led by Scott Rogers, an internationally recognized leader in mindfulness in law. For more than a decade Professor Rogers has been working with law school students, faculty and administrators at Miami Law and across the country interested in learning mindfulness and incorporating it into the law school curriculum and experience. Professor Rogers collaborates on neuroscience research exploring the efficacy of mindfulness training on attention, emotional regulation and working memory in high stress professions and draws upon this expertise in the infusion of mindfulness into the learning environment.

The Program Includes:

INNOVATIVE COURSE OFFERINGS

Jurisight® for 1Ls – Offered every Fall semester since 2008, Jurisight® has become an important and memorable part of the law school experience for hundreds of law students. Classes meet weekly for six weeks and introduce students to mindfulness insights and exercises in the context of their law school experience. This groundbreaking offering integrates contemplative practices with cutting-edge neuroscience research to share with students ways of optimizing performance and reducing stress.

Mindful Ethics – Offered since 2010, Mindful Ethics brings together the Rules of Professional Conduct and mindfulness insights and exercises. The course, which satisfies the ABA’s PR requirement, offers students an engaging and pragmatic introduction to the rules regulating the legal profession alongside an appreciation for the challenges lawyers can face practicing law, while maintaining not only their ethical obligations but also their values and wellbeing. Click here to learn more.

Mindfulness and Leadership – Offered since 2012, Mindfulness and Leadership introduces students to mindfulness as a vehicle for cultivating leadership skills and identifying within themselves their interests and capacity to play leadership roles across a variety of domains and disciplines. Click here to learn more.

Mindfulness in Law – Offered since 2011, Mindfulness in Law offers students a deeper immersion in the study and practice of mindfulness woven together with the practice of law.  Students select areas of interest to them, which have included: animal law, criminal law, Internet law, law school, mediation, the military, negotiation, spirituality, stress-reduction, and trial practice.  The course concludes with a Law Student Conference where students present on their topics. Click here to learn more.

MINDFUL SPACES

Enriching the law school experience separate an apart from formal classes are Miami Law’s innovative Mindful Spaces. These 10 to 30 minute offerings are made available to law students throughout the week, offering a diversity of opportunities to learn and practice mindfulness. Examples include: mindful walking, mindful sittings, mindful stretching, mindful music listening, mindful visualizations. Facilitated by Miami Law faculty, staff and students, Mindful Spaces teach informal mindfulness practices that can be practiced during the busy day. Click here to learn more about mindful spaces.

LAWYER AND FIRM TRAININGS

Professor Rogers has worked with lawyers and legal organizations for more than 15 years introducing lawyers and judges to mindfulness.  CLE Programs for lawyers and judges are offered at Miami Law during the year, and programs are tailored for law firms and legal organizations and offered off-site.  

For more information

For resources, research, exercises and videos, visit the Mindfulness in Law Program’s website

Law Firms interested in having an in-house mindfulness program offered to firm members should contact: mindfulness@law.miami.edu.

MINDFULNESS QUICKLINKS

Upcoming CLE Trainings
Mindfulness in Law Website

PROGRAM BROCHURE

 

 

TESTIMONIALS & PHOTOS

"Miami Law's mindfulness program teaches essential skills for a 21st Century lawyer. I know it will give students a unique advantage both in school and as they move through their  careers. I wish I had it in law school." -U.S. Congressman Tim Ryan

"The program was practical in nature and taught me many exercises and skills that I can use on a daily basis to improve my mindfulness. Thus, improving my communication and ability to effectively lawyer. Thank you!" 
Miami Law Mindfulness in Law Workshop
Miami Law Mindfulness in Law Workshop

"I am impressed with the creative and meaningful ways that Miami Law has integrated mindfulness into its curriculum." -Associate Professor Amishi P. Jha, Cognitive Neuroscientist and Mindfulness Researcher University of Miami

"I enjoyed the program and found it to be a nice introduction to Mindfulness. It has sparked an interest in me to continue to learn more and practice some of the techniques learned in the sessions."

Mindfulness in Law Workshop at Miami Law, in Coral Gables, Florida
Mindfulness in Law Workshop at Miami Law, in Coral Gables, Florida
"What a great gift to learn (and acknowledge and appreciate) that during your day (which is not always peaceful and calm) you can learn to take a few minutes (or more) and be mindful of the gift of just being."

"[The Mindfulness]seminar teaches you, simple devices that you can employ to find that calm space in the midst of the storm of everyday life, to quiet the 'chattering monkey' in our heads, our own minds. It is amazing how just taking a minute to stop, breathe, and observe can help you relax and focus and develop a greater appreciation for everything around you."

"Outstanding first step in the development of a meaningful personal and professional practice and journey."
Mindfulness in Law Workshop at Canyon Ranch in Tuscon, Arizona
Mindfulness in Law Workshop at Canyon Ranch in Tuscon, Arizona

MINDFULNESS QUICKLINKS

Upcoming CLE Trainings
Mindfulness in Law Website

PROGRAM BROCHURE

 

 

TESTIMONIALS & PHOTOS

"Miami Law's mindfulness program teaches essential skills for a 21st Century lawyer. I know it will give students a unique advantage both in school and as they move through their  careers. I wish I had it in law school." -U.S. Congressman Tim Ryan

"The program was practical in nature and taught me many exercises and skills that I can use on a daily basis to improve my mindfulness. Thus, improving my communication and ability to effectively lawyer. Thank you!" 
Miami Law Mindfulness in Law Workshop
Miami Law Mindfulness in Law Workshop

"I am impressed with the creative and meaningful ways that Miami Law has integrated mindfulness into its curriculum." -Associate Professor Amishi P. Jha, Cognitive Neuroscientist and Mindfulness Researcher University of Miami

"I enjoyed the program and found it to be a nice introduction to Mindfulness. It has sparked an interest in me to continue to learn more and practice some of the techniques learned in the sessions."

Mindfulness in Law Workshop at Miami Law, in Coral Gables, Florida
Mindfulness in Law Workshop at Miami Law, in Coral Gables, Florida
"What a great gift to learn (and acknowledge and appreciate) that during your day (which is not always peaceful and calm) you can learn to take a few minutes (or more) and be mindful of the gift of just being."

"[The Mindfulness]seminar teaches you, simple devices that you can employ to find that calm space in the midst of the storm of everyday life, to quiet the 'chattering monkey' in our heads, our own minds. It is amazing how just taking a minute to stop, breathe, and observe can help you relax and focus and develop a greater appreciation for everything around you."

"Outstanding first step in the development of a meaningful personal and professional practice and journey."
Mindfulness in Law Workshop at Canyon Ranch in Tuscon, Arizona
Mindfulness in Law Workshop at Canyon Ranch in Tuscon, Arizona