Kirsten K. Davis
Professor of Law, Director of Legal Research and Writing, and Director of the Institute for Advancement of Legal Communication
B.A., The Ohio State University
J.D., Michael E. Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University
Ph.D., Arizona State University, Hugh Downs School of Human Communication
Professional Responsibility, Research and Writing I and II, Advanced Legal Writing, Legal Discourse and Rhetorical Theory, Freedom of Expression, Comparative Freedom of Expression
Professor Davis graduated summa cum laude and Order of the Coif from The Ohio State University College of Law. While at Ohio State, she was a member of the Ohio State Law Journal and chief justice of the Moot Court Governing Board. She began her legal career as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Frederick P. Stamp, Jr., judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia. She later practiced in the areas of litigation, employment and taxation. Professor Davis began her legal teaching career at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.
Professor Davis holds a Ph. D. in Human Communication. She has served on the board of directors of the Association of Legal Writing Directors and is the Immediate Past-Chair for the AALS Section on Women in Legal Education. She was recently appointed to the Florida Bar’s Standing Commission on Professionalism. Professor Davis' research and scholarship focuses on legal communication, law and rhetoric, professionalism, and professional ethics. Her work has appeared in journals including the Oregon Law Review, Legal Writing: The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute and William and Mary Journal of Women and the Law. Her mobile application, My Legal Writing Coach™, is a tool for better legal writing and is available for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.
Davis is an affiliate member of the Florida Bar Association and has been admitted to practice in Arizona, Ohio and West Virginia. She is a recipient of the Dean's Award for Extraordinary Service.