Clinic and Externship Field Placement Supervisor Training #2

Nov. 9, 2018

12:00p.m. - 1:00p.m.
Gulfport Campus (Classroom D) and Webcast

Topic: "Communication - How to give honest feedback and not shatter the soul? Why honest feedback is important to the education mission. "

This CLE is part of the teaching series designed to thank our community of mentors, supervisors and teachers who help oversee law students. This CLE is designed to provide an overview of the theory associated with communication. Through the guidance of our director of the Institute for Advancement of Legal Communication, the audience will learn specific techniques to advance skills when providing feedback in a professional setting. The CLE will also address how a younger generation of lawyers perceives feedback and suggest constructive ways to effectively build a coaching relationship when mentoring. Half of the CLE is designed to engage the audience in a rounds format to identify challenges and discuss solutions. This two-part CLE series is also designed to thank our community of "coaches" who dedicate time and effort to train future lawyers.


Professor Kirsten DavisKirsten K. Davis
Professor of Law, Director of the Institute for Advancement of Legal Communication
Professor Kirsten 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 a past chair for the AALS Section on Women in Legal Education. She is a vice chair of 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™, is a tool for better legal writing and is available for iPhone and iPad. Professor 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 and in 2017 was given Stetson's Award for Teaching Excellence.

Professor Christine CernigliaChristine Cerniglia
Assistant Professor, Director of Clinical and Experiential Education

Professor Christine Cerniglia began her teaching career as a visiting legal writing professor at Stetson University College of Law for three years before accepting a director of legal writing position at Atlanta's John Marshall Law School. She returned to New Orleans in 2012 as director of skills and experiential education at Loyola College of Law to help transform Loyola's skills curriculum. She was responsible for Loyola's expansive skills and experiential opportunities and in 2013, the school was highlighted as the Most Innovative Law School by National Jurist and Pre-Law magazine based on her designed practice tracks. She is involved with organizations dedicated to legal education reform and works to expand experiential education to reach out into the community and address real needs. She is on the experiential advisory board for Carolina Press. Her scholarship is dedicated to legal education reform, client-centered lawyering, and the specific injustice of the underfunding of our third branch of government. She holds active licenses in both Florida and Louisiana.