Teresa Reid

Teresa (Rambo) Reid

Master Legal Skills Professor
Assistant Director, Criminal Justice Center

Mailing Address:
Box # Gainesville, FL 32611


(352) 273-0875


B.A., University of Florida (with high honors) 1978; (4.0 GPA; Four Year Scholar Award)

Phi Beta Kappa, Kappa Phi, Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Eta Sigma, Gold Key Honor Society

J.D., Santa Clara University (summa cum laude, 1st in class) 1982; Bureau of National Affairs Award; Book Awards in Administrative Law, Conflicts of Law, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Pleading & Civil Procedure, Wills; Research assistant to Dean George Alexander; Contracts tutor; Civil Procedure tutor; National Trial Team Competitor

Judicial Extern, Judge Marc Poche, California Court of Appeal (San Francisco) 1980

Private Practice

Pillsbury, Madison, & Sutro (San Francisco 1982-86) Antitrust, Appellate Practice, Complex Litigation, Criminal Law, Environmental Law, Land Use & Planning

Teaching, Scholarship, Service

University of Florida: Joined Law faculty in 1987. Currently named Master Legal Skills Professor; Assistant Director, Criminal Justice Center; Assistant Director, Legal Research, Writing & Appellate Advocacy (First person in College to be named Master Lecturer)

International Teaching Experience: University of Warsaw, Poland (Legal Writing, 2008, 2009)   (The United States Death Penalty 2012); Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany (The United States Death Penalty 2010)

Faculty, Florida College of Advanced Judicial Studies (1998 -2000) Appellate Opinion Writing

Presented numerous lectures on the topics of attorney conduct, professionalism, ethics, legal writing, appellate advocacy, domestic violence, and the death penalty

Areas of Expertise: Death Penalty law; Legal Writing and Advocacy; Legal Professionalism

Book: Legal Writing by Design: A Guide to Great Briefs and Memos (with Leanne J. Pflaum) (Carolina Academic Press, Second Edition 2013)

Courses Taught: Advanced Legal Research; Appellate Advocacy; Death Penalty Law; Evidence; Florida Civil Procedure; Introduction to Lawyering (upcoming Fall 2014); Legal Research and Writing; Professional Practices Seminar; Professional Responsibility

Faculty Advisor: Journal of Law and Public Policy; Transfer Student Organization; Phi Delta Phi (honor society), Phi Alpha Delta

Recent Service: Main Campus Faculty Senate (law school representative); Main Campus College Council (law school representative); Steering Committee Member (law school representative) UF Campaign for Charities; Main Campus FEO Task Force (evaluating and awarding faculty grants); Mission Statement Writing Sub-Committee (Main Campus); Steering Committee (Main Campus); Academic Policy Council Co-Chair (Main Campus); Curriculum Committee; Strategic Plan Committee; Academic Standards Committee

Professional Activities

Professional Affiliations: Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Florida Bar, California Bar (inactive status), American Bar Association, Legal Writing Institute, Florida Supreme Court’s Commission on Lawyer Professionalism

Pro bono legal work: death penalty, divorce and family law, environmental and land use regulation, Medicare, and legal professionalism/ethics

Advanced Research, Writing & Appellate Advocacy I – LAW 6953

Advanced Research, Writing & Appellate Advocacy II – LAW 6954

Advanced Legal Research – LAW 6798

Appellate Advocacy – LAW 5793

Death Penalty Law – LAW 6930

Evidence – LAW 6330

Externships – LAW 6946

Florida Civil Procedure – LAW 6303

Independent Research – Advanced Writing Requirement – LAW 6XXX

Introduction to Lawyering and the Legal Profession – LAW 5755 (upcoming)

Journal of Law and Public Policy – LAW 6526

Legal Writing – LAW 5792

Professional Practices Seminar – LAW 6939

Professional Responsibility and the Legal Profession – LAW 6750