Levin College of Law

Teresa Drake

Director, Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Clinic (IPVAC)
Senior Lecturer


Mailing Address:
Box #117626 Gainesville FL 32711

(352) 273-0805


Teresa Drake is the co-founder and director of the Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Clinic (IPVAC) at the Levin College of Law where she also serves as a Legal Skills Professor. She is also a co-founder and supervising attorney of UF Law’s immigration clinic. Drake is a former child welfare attorney, former prosecutor and division chief of the domestic violence unit and has lectured nationally on domestic violence, trauma responsive interviewing and counseling, and the use of children as witnesses and the effects of trauma on witnesses.

She earned her B.S. with highest honors from Drexel University and her J.D. degree with high honors from the University of Florida.


B.S., Drexel University (highest honors);
J.D., University of Florida (High Honors, Order of Coif).


Interviewing And Counseling - LAW 6381
  • An examination of theories and skills involved in interviewing clients and witnesses and counseling clients. Readings, videotapes, role plays, and simulations will be used to develop these theories and skills.