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Mindfulness and Professional Responsibility: A Guide Book for Integrating Mindfulness into the Law School Curriculum

Mindfulness and Professional Responsibility: A Guide Book for Integrating Mindfulness into the Law School Curriculum

by Jan L. Jacobowitz, Scott L. Rogers


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In Mindfulness & Professional Responsibility-A Guidebook for Integrating Mindfulness into the Law School Curriculum, Scott Rogers and Jan Jacobowitz share with readers their methodology for weaving together mindfulness and professional responsibility in the classroom. Readers are offered a glimpse into their popular University of Miami School of Law course, Mindful Ethics: Professional Responsibility for Lawyers in the Digital Age, and its creative curriculum that draws upon the application of traditional professional responsibility issues in the context of social media.

Intended to introduce teachers to mindfulness practices and offer a method of integrating it into their classrooms, the book's largest section contains numerous mindfulness demonstrations, exercises, and insights. These exercises, derived from the Jurisight® program created by Scott Rogers to teach mindfulness to law students and lawyers, are easy to follow and specifically adapted to the professional responsibility context. To illuminate the context in which these teachings are shared, readers are offered an overview of the practice of mindfulness, a look at the neuroscience research exploring its benefits, and an historical look at mindfulness in legal education.

The book is a terrific read for anyone interested in innovative education. Due to the breath of the book's mindfulness content, readers will find its to serve not only as a vehicle for enhancing the educational process, but also as a critical component in decision making and as an important life skill.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780977345540
Publisher: Mindful Living Press
Publication date: 07/17/2012
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.36(d)

About the Author

Scott L. Rogers, MS, JD, is the founder and director of the Mindfulness in Law Program at the University of Miami School of Law, where he teaches mind- fulness classes and work- shops to law students and members of the law school community. Scott is creator of Jurisight,® the acclaimed mindfulness program developed for legal professionals, and he speaks nationally to lawyers, law students, and judges on mindfulness in law. He is co-chair of the Dade-County Bar Association's Mindfulness in Law Task Force and author of The Six-Minute Solution: A Mindfulness Primer for Lawyers, Mindfulness for Law Students, and Mindful Parenting. Scott has spoken at scientific conferences, appeared on television and National Public Radio, and been interviewed in newspapers and magazines for his creative approaches to teaching mindfulness.
Jan L. Jacobowitz, BS,JD, is the director of theProfessional Responsibilityand Ethics Program at the University of MiamiSchool of Law. Jan's program is a 2012 recipientof the ABA's E. Smythe Gambrell ProfessionalismAward. She has been afeatured speaker on legal ethics throughout thecountry, and has presented dozens of innovative CLE Ethics programs. Jan serves on the Public Statements Committee of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, and was recently nominated to its board of directors. Prior to becoming an award-winning educator, Jan practiced law for twenty years as a litigator and in-house counsel. She remains an active member of the Florida Bar, and has made South Florida her home for the past twenty-six years.

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