Stetson University

Brooke J. Bowman - Presentations

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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

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

"Proper Attribution for Law Review Write-on Competition Papers and 'Endnoting,'" at Stetson University College of Law, two to three times a year since fall 2003 (attribution presentation for students participating in the Stetson Law Review write-on competition).

"Fantastic Five-Minute Fundamentals: Teaching and Reinforcing Research Skills in Five Minutes," at 16th Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 30, 2014 (co-presenter).

NALA's (National Association of Legal Assistants) Certified Paralegal Examination Review Course, Legal Research, for the Central Florida Paralegal Association, Orlando, Florida, June 21, 2014.

"Mentoring Coaches" at the Educating Advocates: Teaching Advocacy Skills conference, in Gulfport, Florida, May 22, 2014 (panelist).

"Coach, Mentor or Something Else?" at the Educating Advocates: Teaching Advocacy Skills conference, in Gulfport, Florida, May 21, 2014 (panelist).

"Writing a Seminar Paper in Bite-Size Pieces," part of the "Now for Something Completely Different: Legal Writing Teaching Ideas Meet Speed Dating" event at the 2014 Southeastern Regional Legal Writing Conference, in Gulfport, Florida, April 26, 2014.

"Polishing for Professionals Workshop: Putting the Finishing Touches on Your Writing," a student workshop on behalf of the Institute for the Advancement of Legal Communication, Gulfport, Florida, April 9, 2014.

"Florida Citation Format" at Florida Trial Court Staff Attorneys Association Annual Conference, in Sarasota, Florida, October 4, 2013.

NALA's (National Association of Legal Assistants) Certified Paralegal Examination Review Course, Legal Research, for the Central Florida Paralegal Association, Orlando, Florida, August 10, 2013.

"Polishing for Professionals" at Legal Writing Institute One-Day "Preparing Practice-Ready Students" Workshop, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, December 7, 2012.

"Polishing for Professionals" at Legal Writing Institute One-Day "Preparing Students to be Practice-Ready Attorneys" Workshop, in Villanova, Pennsylvania, December 4, 2012.

NALA's Certified Paralegal Examination, Legal Research, for the Central Florida Paralegal Association, Lake Mary, Florida, November 10, 2012.

"Judicial Footnotes," at ALWD Scholars' Workshop, at the Second Annual Western Regional Legal Writing Conference, in Eugene, Oregon, August 10, 2012 (presenting draft of an upcoming article).

"Critiquing Oral Arguments: The What, the How, and the Why," at the 15th Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute, in Palm Springs, California, May 31, 2012.

CLE Presentation, "Polishing for Professionals Workshop," for the Central Florida Paralegal Association, in Orlando Florida, March 24, 2012 (workshop was six and half hours of discussion and tips on polishing (editing and proofreading), specifically, grammar/punctuation, attribution, and presentation/formatting).

"Teaching Persuasive Writing, Appellate Advocacy, and Moot Court" at Legal Writing Institute One-Day Workshop in Miami, Florida, December 2, 2011 (presentation on "tips and tricks" for teaching advocacy).

"Constructing a Scholarly Persona," at the Association of Legal Writing Directors Biennial Conference, in Sacramento, California, June 25, 2011.

Contributor to Appellate Advocacy break-out sessions, at the Educating Advocates: Teaching Advocacy Skills, in Gulfport, Florida, May 25-26, 2011.

"Hosting a Blue Workshop: Teaching the Differences Between ALWD and Bluebook Citations," at Eleventh Annual Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference, in Las Vegas, Nevada, March 26, 2011.

"Grading Papers and Handling Student Conferences," at Legal Writing Institute One-Day Workshop, in Charleston, South Carolina, December 10, 2010 (panelist).

"Teaching Legal Research and Citation," at Legal Writing Institute One-Day Workshop, in Tampa, Florida, December 3, 2010 (moderator and panelist).

"Research Assistance 2.0," at Southeastern Association of Law Schools conference, in Palm Beach, Florida, August 2, 2010 (panelist).

"Crowd Pleasers: How to Propose, Submit, and Deliver Stellar Presentations," at the 13th Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute, in Marco Island, Florida, June 29, 2010 (moderator/contributor).

"Learning the Process: Developing Your Critiquing Methodology" and "Using the Process:  Working with Your Critiquing Methodology," at the Educating Advocates: Teaching Advocacy Skills, in Gulfport, Florida, May 27, 2010 (one of three "teachers" who ran an all-day session on critiquing students on their appellate advocacy skills).

"Skills Scholarship: Developing, Publishing, Using," at the Educating Advocates: Teaching Advocacy Skills, in Gulfport, Florida, May 26, 2010 (panelist).

"Program Design," at the Legal Writing Institute: Celebrating 25 Years of Teaching & Scholarship Symposium, Macon, Georgia, November 6, 2009 (moderator).

"The Judicial Footnote," at the ALWD Scholars' Forum, in Gulfport, Florida, September 13, 2009 (presenter).

"Team Teaching: A Combination of Good Parenting and Good Cop/Bad Cop?" at the Southeastern Regional Legal Writing Conference, in Gulfport, Florida, September 12, 2009 (co-presenter).

"Facebook, Blogging, Discussion Boards-- OH MY! Opening the Classroom Doors to Technology and Using It Wisely," at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools conference, in Palm Beach, Florida, August 3, 2009 (moderator).

"Why Use ALWD for Your Law Review?" at the National Conference of Law Reviews conference, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, March 20, 2009 (panelist).

"Citation Celebrations, Not Citation Frustrations: Teaching Associates to Use Citation Manuals," at the National Conference of Law Reviews conference, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, March 20, 2009 (presenter).

"What Courts Cite . . .," at the ALWD Scholars' Forum, in Tempe, Arizona, March 15, 2009 (presenter).

"Researching Across the Curriculum: The Why and How," at the Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference, in Tempe, Arizona, March 13, 2009 (presenter).    

"Researching Across the Curriculum: The Road Must Continue Beyond the First Year," at Junior Faculty Forum for Florida Schools, in St. Petersburg, Florida, November 15, 2008 (presenter).

"Putting the R in LRW," at the 13th Biennial Legal Writing Institute Conference, in Indianapolis, Indiana, July 15, 2008 (co-presenter).

"Knowing and Using Resources," part of Transitioning from One-L to Summer Legal Work, part of the Suffolk Law School iTunes U, Spring 2008 (presenter).

"Citation Celebrations, Not Citation Frustrations: Teaching Associates to Use a Citation Manual," at the National Conference of Law Reviews conference, in Miami, Florida, March 15, 2008 (presenter).

"Paper vs. Electronic Cite Checking: Which Way Should Your Review Go?" at the National Conference of Law Reviews conference, in Miami, Florida, March 14, 2008 (panelist).

Distance Education programs for Stetson University College of Law

  • "Footnotes/Endnotes and Proper Attribution," for the Scholarly Writing Series programs, every semester, fall 2003-present (presenter).
  • "Introduction to Legal Research"; "Sources for Updates Regarding Legal Issues Related to Higher Education"; "How to Read Cases, Statutes, and Regulations"; and "Working with Law Librarians" four programs for the Stetson-NASPA Certificate Program in Student Affairs Law and Policy, April-May 2009 (presenter).
  • "Student Perspective: Electronic Education," October 4, 2007 (panelist).
  • "Bluebooking for Scholarly Papers," October 1, 2007 (presenter).
  • "Just in Time Learners Learning Revising Skills Just in Case: Revising--Creating a Checklist 
  • That Can Be Used Beyond the LRW Class," at the Southeastern Regional Legal Writing Institute Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, September 8, 2007 (presenter). 
  • "Citation Celebrations, Not Citation Frustrations: Teaching Associates to Use the ALWD Citation Manual," at the National Conference of Law Reviews conference, in Little Rock, Arkansas, March 24, 2007 (presenter).  
  • ALWD Presentation for the associates and editors of Western State University Law Review, Fullerton, California, February 10, 2007 (presenter).
  • "Learn to Convert Citations from ALWD Format to Bluebook Format.  It Is Easy!" at Stetson University College of Law Teaching Series, September 13, 2006 (presenter; presentation also done for Faculty Support Staff in August 2006).  
  • "Yes, Virginia, There Are People Who Care Whether You Underline the Period in "Id.": Getting Students to Believe in the Importance of "Small" Details in Style, Citation and Oral Advocacy," at the 12th Biennial Legal Writing Institute Conference, in Atlanta, Georgia, June 10, 2006 (co-presenter, presented the citation portion).
  • "An Introduction to the Third Edition of the ALWD Manual," at the NCLR Conference, in Chicago, Illinois, March 23, 2006 (presenter).
  • "ALWD and Law Reviews," at the NCLR Conference in Charleston, South Carolina, March  17, 2005 (presenter).
  • "ALWD and Law Reviews--A Perfect Partnership," at the NCLR Conference in San Antonio, Texas, March 26, 2004 (presenter).
  • "Research Consultants," at the Southeastern Regional Legal Writing Institute Conference in Gulfport, Florida, September 20, 2003 (presenter).

Fall 2004 Memo to File Problem: Dustin Miller Interview

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