Director, Legal Writing & Appellate Advocacy
Master Legal Skills Professor
Box #117624 Gainesville, FL 32611
BioDirector, Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy; Master Lecturer. University of Florida, J.D., 1991, B.S.J., 1979. Trustee, Florida Supreme Court Historical Society, 2013-present. Professor Adkins has researched the history of the 1968 Florida Constitution and its revisions and has a book on the subject forthcoming in 2016, "The Birth of Modern Florida: Growth, Change, and the 1968 Constitution." She has presented her Florida Constitution research at the University of South Florida and the University of Florida as well as addressing community organizations. She has conducted numerous oral history interviews of Florida legal, political and historical figures.
In the world of legal writing and appellate advocacy, Professor is faculty advisor to the Florida Moot Court Team, and has presented nationally and regionally on assessment methods in legal writing; the use of teaching assistants in legal writing instruction; and innovative teaching methods. She serves on national committees of the Association of Legal Writing Directors and the Legal Writing Institute.