Stetson University

Brooke J. Bowman


Associate Director for the Center of Excellence in Advocacy, Professor of Legal Skills and Moot Court Advisor

B.S., Indiana University, Bloomington
M.S., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
J.D., Stetson University College of Law

Advanced Legal Research, Legal Drafting, Polishing for Professionals workshop, Research and Writing I and II

Professor Brooke J. Bowman joined the faculty in the fall of 2002 and teaches Research and Writing I and II, Advanced Legal Research, and Legal Drafting classes, as well as the Polishing for Professionals workshop. She is also the coordinator of the Scholarly Writing Series program.

Professor Bowman earned her bachelor's degree in accounting at Indiana University, Bloomington, where she was a scholar-athlete. Following graduation, she was a management team member for The Disney Stores in Illinois and Florida. She graduated with honors from Stetson University College of Law. While a student at Stetson, Professor Bowman was an Articles and Symposia Editor and the Managing Editor of the Stetson Law Review and served as a student co-director of the Legal Writing Clinic. Professor Bowman earned her master's degree in library and information science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in 2006.

Professor Bowman is the Moot Court Advisor, and she has coached or co-coached a number of Stetson's moot court teams that have won state, regional, national, and international competitions.  In addition, Professor Bowman is the co-director of Stetson's International Environmental Moot Court Competition and the director of Stetson's National Pretrial Competition. She serves as a volunteer brief evaluator for a number of national moot court competitions and has been a volunteer screening evaluator for the Scribes Best Brief Award for many years.  She will also be serving as a member of the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition subcommittee during the 2014–2015 academic year, and she is the co-chair of the Legal Writing Institute Moot Court Committee.

Professor Bowman is currently serving as the Editor in Chief of Legal Writing: The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute. She also serves on the Board of Managing Editors for the Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy and is a member of the Advisory Board for the Journal of International Aging Law & Policy. She has been an editor of numerous law review articles and books. She is a co-author of ALWD Companion: A Citation Practice Book (with accompanying Teacher's Manual), which is a practice book to accompany the 4th edition of the ALWD Citation Manual.  Professor Bowman lead a team of ALWD Scholars who transitioned the ALWD Companion to an online format and which accompanies the 5th edition of the ALWD Guide to Legal Citations.

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