Jan L. Jacobowitz is a Lecturer in Law and Director of the Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program (PREP) at the University of Miami’s School of Law. Under Jan’s direction, PREP was a 2012 recipient of the ABA’s E. Smythe Gambrell Award---the leading national award for a professionalism program.
She is the co-author of Legal Ethics and Social Media—A Practitioner’s Handbook. Jan is the president of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL) and the co-chair of APRL’s Future of Lawyering Committee. She also service as an Ethics Commissioner on the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and the Public Trust.
Prior to devoting herself to legal education, Jan 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 in Washington, D.C. and Miami; and served as in-house counsel for a large Miami based corporation. She is a member of the D.C., Florida, and California Bars and maintains an ethics consulting practice.