Scott co-founded and is co-chair of the Dade-County-Bar Association and Federal Bar Association's Mindfulness in Law Joint Task Force and he collaborates with University of Miami cognitive neuroscientist, Amishi Jha, exploring the enduring brain and behavior changes that may accompany mindfulness-training programs.
Scott 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, he 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, Scott was awarded the "Richard Hausler Golden Apple Award" for his contributions, academically and through extra-curricular activities, to the Miami Law 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.
Scott 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 with Jan Jacobowitz of Mindfulness and Professional Responsibility A Guide Book for Integrating Mindfulness into the Law School Curriculum.
His writings in the area of mindfulness, mindful ethics, and mindfulness in law are noted for their accessibility and innovative style. You can learn more about Scott by clicking here.
Jacobowitz also teaches the courses, Social Media and the Law and Mindful Ethics: Professional Responsibility for Lawyers in the Digital Age, which served as the catalyst for the book that she co-authored, Mindfulness & Professional Responsibility—Incorporating Mindfulness into the Law School Curriculum.
Jan’s article, “The Benefits of Mindfulness for Litigators” was published in the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Litigation Journal and her chapter; “Mindfulness and Professionalism” appears in the ABA book, The Essential Qualities of a Professional Lawyer. Jacobowitz’s recent law review articles include “The Social Media Frontier: Exploring a New Mandate for Competence in the Practice of Law,” “Fidelity Diluted: Client Confidentiality Gives Way to the First Amendment & Social Media In Virginia State Bar, ex rel. v. Horace Frazier Hunter,” and “Mindful Ethics--A Pedagogical and Practical Approach to Teaching Legal Ethics, Developing Professional Identity, and Encouraging Civility”.
Jan Jacobowitz is on the board of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL) and serves as APRL’s special liaison to the ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism. She is also the Vice Chairman of the Broward Selection/Oversight Committee for the Inspector General’s Office. She is a member of the Florida Bar’s CLE Committee, the ADL Civil Rights Committee and the Miami Dade Task Force on Mindfulness. She has also served as the Law School’s United Way Ambassador for the past five years. She is a 2006 winner of the Florida Supreme Court’s Chief Justice’s Commendation for Leadership in Judicial Education. Prior to devoting herself to legal education, Jacobowitz practiced law for over twenty years. She began her career as a Legal Aid attorney in the District of Columbia; prosecuted Nazi war criminals at the Office of Special Investigations of the U.S. Department of Justice; was in private practice with general practice and commercial litigation firms in Washington, D.C. and Miami; and served as in-house counsel for a large Miami based corporation.
Jan has a J.D. from George Washington University and a B.S. in Speech from Northwestern University. She is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Florida, and California and is a certified civil court mediator. She and her family have made South Florida their home for the past 28 years.You can learn more about Jan by clicking here.