Kirsten K. Davis
Professor of Law and Director of Legal Research and Writing
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, Legal Discourse and Rhetorical Theory
Professor Davis graduated summa cum laude and Order of the Coif from The Ohio State University. 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 is on the board of directors of the Association of Legal Writing Directors and is currently serving as Secretary for the AALS Section on Women in Legal Education and Program Co-Chair for the Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research. She is a regular presenter at regional and national legal writing conferences. Professor Davis' research and scholarship focuses on legal method and writing, law and rhetoric, work/life law, professionalism, and professional responsibility. Her work has appeared in journals including Legal Writing: The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute and William and Mary Journal of Women and the Law.
Davis teaches or has taught first-year legal research and writing, advanced legal writing, legal drafting, intensive legal writing, scholarly legal writing,and professional responsibility. She is an affiliate member of the Florida Bar Association and has been admitted to practice in Arizona, Ohio and West Virginia. She is a recent recipient of the Dean's Award for Extraordinary Service.