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Stacey Steinberg

Legal Skills Professor
Associate Director, Center on Children and Families


Mailing Address:
Box #117624 Gainesville, FL 32611



Steinberg teaches legal writing, appellate advocacy, and juvenile law. She also serves as an associate director for the Center on Children and Families.

Prior to joining the law faculty, Steinberg served as a prosecutor and child welfare attorney handling cases involving child abuse and sexual violence. She has served as lead counsel in hundreds of contested hearings. Steinberg continues to represent children in dependency proceedings. She also trains attorneys and child welfare advocates throughout the state. Steinberg will speak at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools on children's privacy rights, an issue she has previously written about in The Washington Post. Steinberg is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, where she writes about children's issues and family life matters.


J.D., University of Florida; B.A., University of Florida

Teaching & Scholarship

  • Legal Writing & Appellate Advocacy
  • Juvenile Law
  • Associate Director, Center on Children and Families

Professional Activities

  • University of Florida: Joined College of Law faculty as an adjunct in 2009 teaching Juvenile Law and full time in 2012 as Legal Skills Professor
  • Professional Experience: State Attorney’s Office, 8th Judicial Circuit (2003-2009), Children’s Legal Services (2009-2012)
  • Professional Affiliations: Guardian ad Litem Program; Consultant to the State Attorney’s Office, 8th Judicial Circuit; Consultant to Children’s Legal Services

Appellate Advocacy (2 credits) - LAW 5793

Introduction to Lawyering (2 credits) - LAW 5755

Juvenile Justice Law (3 credits) - LAW 6930

Legal Writing (2 credits) - LAW 5792