Clifford Rosky is Professor of Law at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law, where he teaches courses on constitutional law, criminal law, sexuality and law, and mindfulness and law. Melinda Rogers interviews Professor Rosky about the S.J. Quinney College of Law’s new Wellness Initiative. Rosky has led the charge to better connect students with mental health resources, including on-site yoga and mindfulness trainings and a therapist/counselor who will be staffed at the law school in the near future as better outreach for students.
In 2019, Rosky began teaching a new course called Mindful Lawyering, which examines the relationship between the practice of meditation and the practice of law. Rosky has been practicing meditation for 18 years, and has spent more than 30 days on silent retreat. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Mindfulness in Law Society, the International Mindfulness Teachers Association, and the Utah State Bar Lawyer and Judge Well-Being Committee. He is currently earning his certification as a mindfulness instructor at UCLA’s Mindfulness Awareness Research Center in the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior.