Director, Institute for Mindfulness Studies
Scott Rogers, M.S., J.D., has practiced law for 19 years and is a certified mediator. He is the director of the Institute for Mindfulness Studies and Lecturer in Law at the University of Miami School of Law. Scott received his master’s degree in social psychology and his law degree from the University of Florida, graduating summa cum laude. Upon graduation from law school, Scott served as judicial law clerk at the federal district, appellate, and state supreme court levels. He practiced commercial litigation with White & Case and thereafter served as general counsel to an Internet company.
Scott is creator of Jurisight®, one of the first programs to integrate mindfulness and law, and broke ground introducing neuroscience research along with contemplative practices in the legal context. Since 2005, Scott has taught mindfulness to thousands of legal professionals including lawyers, law students, and judges. At UM Law, Scott co-developed and teaches “Professional Responsibility and Mindfulness,” one of the first courses in the country to incorporate mindfulness into its core curriculum. His contemplative practices program “Jurisight for Law Students” is in its third year. Scott collaborates with cognitive neuroscientist, Amishi Jha, as they investigate the enduring brain and behavior changes that may accompany mindfulness training programs.
Scott is author of “The Six-Minute Solution: A Mindfulness Primer for Lawyers,” “Mindfulness for Law Students,” and “Mindful Parenting.” He has spoken at law and scientific conferences, appeared on television and National Public Radio, and been interviewed in newspapers and magazines for his work on mindfulness.