Associate Professor of Law and Director of Clinical Education
B.S., Temple University
M.Ed., Temple University
J.D., Temple University
Cynthia Batt joins Stetson's faculty as an associate professor of law and director of clinical education. She previously served, since 1993, as director of clinical programs at the James E. Beasley School of Law at Temple University in Philadelphia. She has regularly taught Professional Responsibility; Ethics in Practice; and Interviewing, Counseling, and Negotiation, with a focus on legal skills and attorney-client communications. Her scholarship has explored the growth and evaluation of professionalism through legal experiential learning.
Professor Batt received her B.S., M.Ed., and J.D. degrees from Temple University. Her professional career has centered on both education and law. Before graduating from law school, she worked in educational administration and counseling, concentrating on the needs of low-income college students and expanding access to higher education. Following law school, she served as law clerk to Judge Leon Katz, and then entered private practice. During the same period, she pursued an interest in health policy, and taught at both Temple University and Lehigh University.
Professor Batt is an active member of the AALS Section on Clinical Education, and co-chairs the Membership, Outreach, and Training Committee. At Temple, she organized and chaired the Law School Outreach Committee of the Public Interest Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association. From 2000-2002, she served on the board of directors of the Nationalities Service Center in Philadelphia. Professor Batt presents regularly at national and local conferences on topics related to clinical legal education.