Levin College of Law

Silvia Menendez

Master Lecturer and Master Legal Skills Professor
Associate Dean for Experiential Learning


Mailing Address:
Box #117625 Gainesville, FL 32611

(352) 273-0740


Professor Menendez joined the law school faculty as an adjunct professor in 2008, and became a full time lecturer in August of 2011. She currently serves as a Senior Legal Skills Professor and as Associate Dean for Experiential Learning for the law school.

Prior to joining UF Law, Professor Menendez practiced law for 7 years, in Minnesota, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and focused on the areas of estate planning and representation of tax exempt organizations. Professor Menendez also served a clerk to Magistrate Judge Gary Jones, in both the Middle and Northern Districts of Florida.


University of Minnesota Law School, JD, cum laude, 1995
University of Hartford, MS, Accounting, 1991
Wesleyan University, BA, Government, 1989


Legal Drafting - LAW 6807
  • The required course must be taken in the second year and be completed with a passing grade. The class focuses on principals and practice of drafting contracts and other enforceable documents; the interpretation of enforceable documents; and the reinforcement of professional writing skills. Sections may focus on general contract drafting skills, or focus on drafting for specific practice areas.



  • Trusts and Estates Simulations (with Danaya Wright) (West Academic, 2015)