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Amy R. Mashburn

Director, Lawyering and Professionalism Program


Mailing Address:
Box #117625 Gainesville, FL 32611


(352) 273-0660

(352) 392-3005

Professor Mashburn's scholarship can be found on:


J.D., University of Florida (with high honors); B.A., Eckerd College

Teaching and Scholarship

  • Civil Procedure, Professional Responsibility, Legal Ethics.

Professional Activities

  • University of Florida: Joined College of Law in 1990 as Assistant Professor. Named Associate Professor 1993, Professor, 1995.
  • Private Practice: Dean Mead Egerton Bloodworth Capouano & Bozarth, Orlando, Fla. (1987-90)
  • Professional Affiliations: The Florida Bar (Standing Committee on Professionalism and Professionalism Ethics Committee), American Bar Association.

Civil Procedure (4 credits) - LAW 5301

  • Analysis of a civil lawsuit from commencement through trial, including consideration of jurisdiction, venue, pleading, motions, discovery and joinder of parties and of claims; right to trial by jury, selection and instruction of jury, respective roles of judge, jury and lawyer; trial and post-trial motions; judgments.

Professional Responsibility & the Legal Profession (2 or 3 credits) - LAW 6750

  • This course examines the role of the individual lawyer and the legal profession as an entity in contemporary society. Topics include the role of the lawyer as advocate, counselor and community leader; the ethical and moral obligations of lawyers to their clients, other lawyers and society as derived from general ethical and moral principles and as embodied in the Code of Professional Responsibility; problems encountered by the lawyer in representing particular categories of clients, including corporations, criminal defendants and indigents.

Administrative Law (3 credits) - LAW 6520

  • Analysis of administrative process, with emphasis on activities of federal regulatory agencies. Topics include legislative delegations of authority to agencies, executive branch controls, rulemaking/adjudicatory procedures, due process rights, and scope of judicial review of administrative decision making.


  • "Citations, Justifications, and the Troubled State of Legal Scholarship: An Empirical Study," __ Texas A&M Law Review __ (2015) (with Jeff Harrison)
  • "Making Civility Democratic," 47 Houston Law Review Rev. 1147 (2011)
  • "The Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Fiduciary Duty to Clients with Mental Disability," 68 Fordham Law Review 1581 (2000) (w/ Christopher Slobogin).
  • "Pragmatic Professionalism: An Exercise in Applied Ethics," 2 Hofstra Journal of Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics 101 (1999).
  • "The Three Faces of Eve: Difference, Dominance, and Beyond," in Feminist Jurisprudence, Women and the Law: Critical Essays (Fred. B. Rothman Publications, 1999, Betty Taylor, Sharon Rush & Robert J. Munro eds.).