Lecturer in Law
Director, Mindfulness in Law Program
J.D. 1991, University of Florida College of Law
M.S. 1988, University of Florida
B.S. 1985, University of Florida
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.
Professor 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 Professor 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, Professor 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. Professor Rogers collaborates with University of Miami cognitive neuroscientist, Amishi Jha, exploring the enduring brain and behavior changes that may accompany mindfulness-training programs.
Professor Rogers earned a B.S. in 1981 and an M.S. in 1985 in psychology from University of Florida, and a J.D. from University of Florida College of Law in 1991, graduating first in his class.
Upon graduation from law school, Professor 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, Professor 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.