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 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 Associate Director of the Center of Excellence in Advocacy, as well as the Moot Court Advisor. 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 is a member of the ABA Competition Committee and will serve as the Chair of the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition subcommittee during the 2015–2016 academic year. 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 as 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.