Levin College of Law

Betsy L. Ruff

Emeritus Master Legal Skills Professor


Mailing Address:
Box #117624 Gainesville, FL 32611

(352) 273-0883


Appellate Advocacy  • Legal Research  • Legal Writing  • 


Professor Ruff is Emeritus Master Legal Skills Professor who joined the University of Florida College of Law faculty in 1986. Her areas of expertise include legal writing, legal drafting, appellate advocacy, and legal research. Professor Ruff has also taught in Warsaw, Poland at the University of Warsaw Center for American Law Studies. Prior to joining the law school faculty, Professor Ruff worked in private practice primarily in the areas of environmental litigation, real estate litigation, and real estate transactions.


J.D., University of Florida (with honors)
B.A., University of Florida (with honors)

Teaching and Scholarship

Legal Research & Writing and Appellate Advocacy


  • Legal Writing
  • Appellate Advocacy