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About Debra Moss Curtis

Debra Moss Curtis became a full-time member of the faculty in 2001. Her current teaching focus is on Contracts, UCC: Secured Transactions and UCC: Sales, as well as a combined UCC course. She also has taught Law Office Management Workshop, Introduction to the 4th Amendment and Lawyering Skills and Values. She was promoted to Full Professor with tenure in 2008.
Most of her scholarship has been in the area of curriculum reform, attorney ethics, lawyering skills, critical reading, and learning skills. Her most recent work is an examination of the Professionalism crisis in the legal profession, due to be published in the University of Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy in 2017. Other recent works include additional looks at professionalism, as well as "Legal Education at a Crossroads," a book examining curricular change in law schools nationwide, and a look at curriculum practices that law schools can seek from other educational institutions.
Professor Curtis is very active in the Florida Bar, having served as one of four Chairs of “Vision 2016” the Bar’s comprehensive three year study of the future of the legal profession,from 2013-2016, as well as having chaired a specially appointed Bar committee to study the interplay between the profession, legal education, and the Bar exam. In the past, she also has chaired a subcommittee on the Florida Law Related Education Committee, served as an inaugural member and Past-Chair of the Standing Committee on Judicial Independence, as well as served on the Advertising Task Force, the Student Education and Bar Committee, the Professionalism Committee and as Reporter for the Hawkins Commission on Attorney Discipline.

She was named "Professor of the Year" for the 2014-2015 and 2013-2014 academic years by the Student Bar Association. She previously won that honor in 2007. She will begin as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Nova Southeastern University College of Law in January 2017.

Positions

Present Professor of Law, Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law
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