Jill Womble joins faculty as legal skills professor
Jill Womble has joined the UF Law faculty as a legal skills professor, teaching Interviewing, Counseling and Negotiation and a new 1L class, Introduction to Lawyering, which has replaced Professional Responsibility in the first-year curriculum and will cover problem solving, team building, people skills, and general legal skills related to law practice.
Womble has served as an adjunct professor since 2005, teaching Negotiation and Mediation, Mediation Advocacy, Mediation Skills; and Interviewing, Counseling and Negotiation. She received her JD from UF Law in 2003 and has previously worked at Florida Power & Light as an engineer. Most recently, Womble served as the chief negotiator for the City of Gainesville and Gainesville Regional Utilities on large construction projects and labor agreements, as well as doing consulting work for the city’s pension plan bargaining.
Womble is excited about her new position teaching full-time at UF Law.
“I love law students, and feel that I have been successful in my career, so I want to give back to the students here,” she said.