Kirsten K. Davis - Publications


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


Mobile Application, My Legal Writing Coach™: Memos (2012/2013) (available on IPad, IPhone, and Android Platforms).

Articles, Essays, and CLE Materials

The First Year Legal Writing Course: Praxis Is Pivotal, 28 Second Draft (newsltr. of Leg. Writing Inst.), Spring 2015, at 5.

Law and Rhetoric Bibliography: Selected Readings and Resources (Stetson Univ. Coll. of Law Research Paper No. 2015-4) (co-authors Kristen Konrad Tiscione & Julie A.Oseid).

“Reports of My Death Are Greatly Exaggerated”: Reading and Writing Objective Memoranda in a Mobile Computing Age, 92 Or. L. Rev. 271 (2014).

Ethics: Throwing in the Kitchen Sink: How Far Can You Go in Presenting Damages in Litigation, Mediation & Negotiation? (CLE Materials for ABA Forum on Construction Law—Mid Winter Meeting, 2013) (co-author Patrick Poff).

Inspecting, Not Just Expecting: Florida Supreme Court Adopts Code for Resolving Professionalism Complaints, AALS Prof. Responsibility Sec. Newsl., Fall 2013.

Legal Forms as Rhetorical Transaction: Competency in the Context of Information and Efficiency, 79 U.M.K.C. L. Rev. 667 (2011).

Extending the Vision: An Empowerment Identity Approach to Work-Family Regulation as Applied to School Involvement Leave Statutes, 16 William & Mary J. of Women & L. 613 (2010).

The Rhetoric of Accommodation: Considering the Language of Work/Family Discourse, 3 U. St.
Thomas L. Rev. 530 (2007).

Building Credibility in the Margins: An Ethos-Based Perspective on Commenting on Student Papers,
12 Leg. Writing 73 (2006).

Persuasion through Organization: The Final Installment: Transitions, 42 Ariz. Atty. 30 (Nov. 2005).

Persuasive through Organization: Another in a Series: Thesis Sentences, 42 Ariz. Atty. 50 (Sept.

Take the Lime and the Apple and Mix'em All Up, 20 Second Draft (Bull. of Leg. Writing Inst.) 13 (Aug.

Roadmap Paragraphs: Plotting Success from the Opening Line, 41 Ariz. Atty. 26 (Nov. 2004).

Don't Overlook the Legal Style Manual, 41 Ariz. Atty. 12 (Sept. 2004).

The ALWD Citation Manual: A Practice-Driven Improvement, 40 Ariz. Atty. 24 (June 2004) (co-author
Tamara Herrera).

Three Key Plays for the Writing Coach, 40 Ariz. Atty. 12 (Mar. 2004).

Designing and Using Peer Review in a First-Year Legal Research and Writing Course, 9 Leg. Writing 1