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Daisy Hurst Floyd

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Academic/Scholarly Presentations

  • Panelist, Law School Assessment and Developing Professional Identity, Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, Boca Raton, FL, July 2019
  • Keynote Speaker, Vogel Lecture, State Bar of North Dakota, Ethical Action: Doing the Right Thing in Challenging Moments of Professional Practice," North Dakota State Bar Association, Fargo, ND, June 14, 2019.
  • Presenter, Working Group Workshop, Integrity Working Group, Holloran Center, Univ. of St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis, MN., February 16, 2019
  • Plenary speaker, The Justice Mission of Externships: Preparing our Students to Advocate for Justice; Externships 9 Conference, University of Georgia School of Law, March 11, 2018
  • Speaker, Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting, Professional Identity Development Tools to Help Law Students Meet the Needs of Today's Clients, San Diego, CA, January 5, 2018
  • Speaker, Wisdom and Legal Education, at Conference on Wisdom, Law and Lawyers, Pepperdine University School of Law, February 28, 2015
  • Speaker, Legal Education Today, Macon Bar Association, March 13, 2015
  • Luncheon Speaker, Mercer Law Review Symposium in Honor of Professor Jack Sammons, October 3, 2014
  • Three presentations related to my role as Distinguished Teaching and Learning Professor-in-Residence at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law: Practical Wisdom: Reimagining Legal Education; Pedagogy and Purpose; and Integrating Ethical Formation in Teaching: Moving from Intention to Practice, March 23-25, 2013
  • Cultivating Self-Reflection and Lawyer Integrity, Conference on The Development of Professional Identity in Legal Education: Rethinking Learning and Assessment, sponsored by the Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers consortium, University of Denver School of Law, Denver, Colorado, September 29, 2012
  • The Wise Practitioner: Learning from Professionals Who Act Ethically, at Symposium on Empirical Professional Ethics, University of St. Thomas Law School Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions, Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 21, 2012
  • Legal Education and the Formation of Professional Identity: Past and Future, at the American Bar Association 38th National Conference on Professional Responsibility, Boston, Massachusetts, June 2012
  • The Role of Field Placements in Legal Education Today: Purpose and Pedagogy, opening plenary session of the Externships6 Conference, Northeastern University School of Law and Harvard Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, March 2012
  • The Role of Externships in Lawyer Formation: Learning from Clergy Education (with Tim Floyd and Sarah Gerwig-Moore) Externships6 Conference, Northeastern University School of Law and Harvard Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, March 2012
  • Overview of American Legal Education, Visiting Brazilian Judges, Mercer Law School, November 2011
  • Keynote Speaker (with Tim Floyd), What Do We Know and What Should We Teach about Bar Discipline? National Institute for Teaching Ethics and Professionalism, November 2011
  • Keynote Speaker (with Tim Floyd), What Do We Know? An Empirical Study of Lawyer Discipline in Georgia and Other States, Burge Conference on Legal Ethics, November 2011
  • Presenter, Empirical Professional Ethics, University of St. Thomas School of Law Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions, November 6, 2010
  • Guest Speaker, Civil Trial Practice, Emory University School of Law, September 29, 2010
  • Facilitator, Mercer University Provost’s Retreat, Discussion of A New Agenda for Higher Education: a Life of the Mind for Practice, August 10, 2009
  • Presenter, Curricular Reform and Legal Scholarship, Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS), West Palm Beach, Florida, August 4, 2009.
  • Moderator, The Dean’s Dual Role: University Leader and Law School Negotiator, ABA Annual Deans’ Meeting Plenary Session Chicago, Illinois, August 1, 2009
  • Panelist,  Training Future Lawyers: All-Inclusive Approaches to Legal Education, Rutgers Law Review Centennial Symposium, A Legal Education Prospectus: Law Schools & Emerging Frontiers in Curriculum, Lawyering, and Social Justice, Newark, N.J. April 17, 2009.
  • Panelist, Dealing with Difficult Economic Times, Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS), W. Palm Beach, Florida, July 30, 2008
  • Panelist, Featured Session: A New Agenda for Higher Education: Shaping a Life of the Mind for Practice, Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges and Universities, Washington, D.C., January 24, 2008
  • Panelist and Moderator, What Does Balance in Legal Education Mean?, Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting, New York, New York, January 6, 2008
  • Presenter and Moderator, The Opportunity for Legal Education, Mercer Law Review Symposium, November 8-9, 2007
  • Facilitator, Legal Education at the Crossroads Conference, University of South Carolina School of Law, November 3-5, 2007
  • Moderator, Law as a Healing Profession, Touro Law Center, November 5, 2007
  • Keynote Speaker, Forming Professionals: A Journey of Identity and Purpose, Creighton University, September 13, 2007
  • Workshop Presenter, The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Creighton University, September 13, 2007
  • Presenter, Lost Opportunity: Legal Education and the Development of Professional Identity, Hamline Law Review Symposium: A 21st Century Vision for Law as a Profession:  100 Year After Roscoe Pound’s Call for Change in the Administration of Justice, Hamline Law School, April 13, 2007.
  • Presenter, Legal Issues in the New Era of Educational Accountability: What School Leaders Need to Know, Tift College of Education Educational Leadership Academy, March 3, 2007
  • Presenter, That’s No Lady, That’s a Lawyer, Women, Politics, and Power, Mercer University Political Science Department, February 7, 2007
  • Panelist, Negotiating the Tenure Process: Spoken and Unspoken Rules, Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools, Palm Beach, Florida, July 19, 2006
  • Keynote speaker (with Richard Gale), Legal Writing and the Case for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Legal Writing Institute Biennial Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, June 8, 2006
  • Moderator, The Peak Years from a Dean’s Perspective, Legal Writing Institute Biennial Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, June 8, 2006
  • Panelist, Legal Writing Scholarship: What Counts? Legal Writing Institute Biennial Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, June 9, 2006
  • Presenter, The Development of Professional Identity in Law Students, National Institute for Teaching Ethics and Professionalism, Atlanta, Georgia, October 1, 2005
  • Panelist, A Different Way for Academic Leaders to Think About Teaching
  • and Learning, American Association of Higher Education Annual Meeting, March 19, 2005
  • Panelist, Bringing Religious Values to Legal Education, the Marilyn Stein Bellet Conference on Ethics and the Law, Hilton Head, South Carolina., November 12, 2004
  • Presenter, The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Georgia Baptist College of Nursing Faculty Retreat, Atlanta, Georgia, August 15, 2005.
  • Presenter, Challenging Discrimination, Institute for Leadership and Social Justice, El Paso, Texas, July 25, 2003
  • Presenter, Women and the Legal Profession, 19th Annual Conference on the Advancement of Women in Higher Education, Texas Tech Association for the Advancement of Women in Higher Education, Texas Tech University, April, 2003
  • Presenter, Lawyering and its Discontents: Reclaiming Meaning in the Practice of Law, Touro College Law Center, Long Island, New York, April, 2003
  • Panelist, Challenges in Diversity—Gender, Class, and Ethnicity: Strategies for Teaching and Learning, Carnegie Fellows’ Notre Dame Diversity Conference, University of Notre Dame, November, 2002
  • Panelist, Aspects of the Scholarship of Teaching, Texas Tech University Teaching Academy, November, 2002
  • Panelist, Making a Place for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning on Your Campus, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Palo Alto, California, June 2002
  • Presenter, The Development of Professional Identity in American Law Students, Second Annual Joint UK and USA Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, London, England, May 2002
  • Presenter, Students and Teachers as Reflective Learners, American Association of Higher Education’s 2002 National Conference on Higher Education, March 2002
  • Presenter, Teaching a Carnegie Seminar on Legal Education, Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism, May 2001
  • Presenter, Law and Spirituality as a Course: Helping Students Become Competent, Healthy Lawyers, The Second International Conference on Therapeutic Jurisprudence, University of Cincinnati, May 2001
  • Panelist, Breaking Boundaries: Equality Under the Law, 17th Annual Conference on the Advancement of Women in Higher Education, Texas Tech University, April 2001
  • Panelist, Ethical and Legal Issues in Medical Decision-Making, Covenant Hospital, Lubbock, Texas, October, 2000
  • Presenter, The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, graduate class in education, Texas Tech University College of Education, August 2000
  • Presenter, Affirmative Action, American Association of University Women, Fall 1996
  • Facilitator, Mentoring Women in Male-Dominated Professions, Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Women in Higher Education, Spring 1996
  • Presenter, Judicial Involvement in Settlement, Conference on Alternative Dispute Resolution and the Judiciary sponsored by Willamette University College of Law Center for Dispute Resolution, Fall 1994
  • Member, Steering Committee, Self-Study, Evaluating Teaching Effectiveness, funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.  This project involved an extensive self-study during the 1999-2000 academic year to examine the way in which Texas Tech University evaluates teaching effectiveness; Chair, Standard 7 (the role of post-tenure review in supporting effective teaching)
  • Member of Texas Tech University Team, The Role of Teaching in Research Institutions, sponsored by American Academy Higher Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching CASTL Program, December, 1999The Art of Contract Drafting and the Careful Use of Words, Banking Law Institute, Spring 1994
  • Presenter, When a Doctor is Sued: An Overview of the Litigation Process, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas, September 14, 1993
  • Guest lecturer, Medical Records class at South Plains College, Lubbock, Texas, May 1993
  • Served as resource person during seminar on ethics for students and faculty in the Clinical Education Pastoral Program, Methodist Hospital, Lubbock, Texas, Fall 1992
  • Presenter, Judicial Writing Workshop for Trial Judges, Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 1991

Presentations to Lawyers and Judges

  • Programs taught for the Texas Center for the Judiciary (the continuing judicial education provider for Texas trial judges of general jurisdiction and the state appellate courts):
    • Presenter, Opinion Writing, College for New Judges, Texas Center for the Judiciary, Austin, TX, November 12, 2003
    • Presenter, Evidence, You Asked for It; You Got It! Texas Center for the Judiciary, San Antonio, Texas, August 8, 2003
    • Presenter, Evidence, College for Judicial Studies, Texas Center for the Judiciary, Austin, TX, May, 2003
    • Presenter, Opinion Writing, College for New Judges, Texas Center for the Judiciary, Austin, TX, December 9, 2002
    • Presenter, Evidence: Impeachment and Privileges, College for Judicial Studies, Texas Center for the Judiciary, Austin, Texas, May 20, 2002
    • Presenter, Evidence, College for New Judges, Texas Center for the Judiciary, Dallas, Texas, December, 2000
    • Presenter, Effective Judicial Writing,  Texas Center for the Judiciary, Administrative Law Judge Conference, Austin, TX, May 24, 2000
    • Presenter, Crafting Appellate Opinions, Texas Center for the Judiciary, College for New Judges Appellate Track, Dallas, Texas, December 9, 1998
    • Presenter, Hearsay: the Exceptions and the Confrontation Clause, College of Advanced Judicial Studies, the Texas Center for the Judiciary, Houston, Texas, March 3, 1997
    • Presenter, Shorter Appellate Decisions: Editing for Brevity, Texas Center for the Judiciary, September, 1995
    • Presenter, Appellate Opinion Writing, Annual College for New Judges, sponsored by the Texas Center for the Judiciary, Spring 1995
    • Presenter, Evidence, series of five programs for Texas trial and appellate judges, Texas Center for the Judiciary, (5 different locations throughout Texas) Spring, 1994
  • Programs presented for Texas Association of Counties (provider of continuing judicial education programs for Texas constitutional county court judges):
    • Presenter, Judicial Ethics, Fall Judicial Institute, Texas Association of Counties, Austin, Texas, November 18, 2010
    • Presenter, Evidence in Depth, Fall Judicial Institute, Texas Association of Counties, Lubbock, Texas, November 20, 2003 Presenter,
    • Presenter and Workshop Leader, Introduction to Judicial Writing, three-day workshop, Judicial Writing Seminar Series, Texas Association of Counties, Ft. Worth, Texas, June, 2003
    • Presenter, Criminal Evidence, Spring Judicial Institute, Texas Association of Counties, Lubbock, Texas, March 26, 2003
    • Presenter, Overview of the Texas Judiciary, Overview of Evidence, Court Contempt Proceedings, and the County Court Bench Manual, New Judges’ Orientation, Texas Association of Counties, Lubbock, Texas, January 20-21, 2003
    • Presenter, Criminal Evidence, Fall Judicial Institute, Texas Association of Counties, Lubbock, Texas, November 21, 2002
    • Presenter, Mock Probate Hearing, Fall Judicial Institute, Texas Association of Counties, Lubbock, Texas, November 20, 2002
    • Presenter and Workshop Leader, Effective Judicial Writing, three-day workshop, Judicial Writing Seminar Series, Texas Association of Counties, Ft. Worth, Texas, July 24-26, 2002
    • Presenter, Mock DWI Trial, Spring Judicial Institute, Texas Association of Counties, Corpus Christi, Texas, April 16, 2002
    • Presenter, Mock DWI Trial, Fall Judicial Institute, Texas Association of Counties, Lubbock, Texas, November 15, 2001
    • Presenter, The Bench Book, Spring Judicial Institute, Texas Association of Counties, Austin, Texas, March 30, 2001
    • Presenter, Legal Reasoning, Spring Judicial Institute, Texas Association of Counties, Austin, Texas, March 28, 2001
    • Presenter, The Bench Book, Spring Judicial Institute, Texas Association of Counties, Lubbock, Texas, November 15, 2000
    • Presenter, Legal Reasoning, Spring Judicial Institute, Texas Association of Counties, Lubbock, Texas, November 17, 2000
    • Presenter, Contempt of Court, Fall Judicial Institute, Texas Association of Counties, Lubbock, Texas, March, 2000
    • Presenter, Contempt of Court Mock Hearing and Show Cause Orders, Fall Judicial Institute, Texas Association of Counties, Lubbock, Texas, November 18, 1999
    • Presenter, Contempt of Court, Spring Judicial Institute, Texas Association of Counties, Lubbock, Texas, March 24, 1999
    • Presenter, Overview of Texas Judicial System and Judicial Education Requirements; Introduction and Overview of County Court Bench Manual, Orientation for New Judges, Texas Association of Counties, Lubbock, Texas, February 1, 1999
    • Presenter, Mock DWI Trial, Orientation for New Judges, Texas Association of Counties, Lubbock, Texas, February 4, 1999
    • Presenter, Contempt of Court, Fall Judicial Institute, Texas Association of Counties, Lubbock, Texas, November 18, 1998
    • Presenter and Workshop Leader, Introduction to Judicial Writing, three-day workshop, Judicial Writing Seminar Series, Texas Association of Counties, Lubbock, Texas, July 8-10, 1998
    • Presenter and Workshop Leader, Introduction to Judicial Writing, three-day workshop, Judicial Writing Seminar Series, Texas Association of Counties, Lubbock, Texas, July 9-11, 1997
    • Presenter, Mock Criminal Hearing—Bench Trial—Credibility Determinations with Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law, Spring Judicial Institute, Austin, Texas, March 26, 1997
    • Presenter, Mock Criminal Hearing—Bench Trial—Credibility Determinations with Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law, Fall Judicial Institute, Lubbock, Texas, November 21, 1996
    • Presenter and Workshop Leader, Introduction to Judicial Writing, three-day workshop, Judicial Writing Seminar Series, Texas Association of Counties, Lubbock, Texas, July 17-19, 1996
  • Programs for the American Academy of Judicial Education
    • Presenter and Workshop Leader for five one-week intensive workshops on opinion writing, presented at various locations throughout the country by the Career Appellate Writing Program and Trial Judges' Writing Program of the American Academy of Judicial Education, 1990—1995. These programs were open to federal and state judges from around the country. In addition to teaching the programs, I served as consultant in the development of the original teaching materials used in the programs.
  • Programs for the Institute of Continuing Judicial Education in Georgia
    • I served as Legal Writing Consultant, Institute of Continuing Judicial Education of Georgia, May 1986--October 1989. I developed teaching materials and taught courses, including:
    • Judicial Writing for Trial Court Judges, a series of six one-day workshops taught to a group of Georgia trial court judges over a nine-month period during 1988 and 1989. The project was jointly funded by the State Justice Institute, the Institute for Continuing Judicial Education in Georgia, and the Colorado Judicial Department. The workshops resulted in original teaching materials under the title The Manual for Judicial Writing for Trial Court Judges that was distributed to judicial education providers throughout the country to be used in workshops in their jurisdictions. The project is described in Floyd & Rubin, A Functional Approach to Writing for Trial Court Judges, published at 12 The Journal of Teaching Writing (Summer 1993).
    • Judicial Writing, Workers Compensation Administrative Law Judges, March 22, 1998
    • Judicial Writing, Administrative Law Judges, October 30, 1987
    • Judicial Writing, Superior Court Judges, October 31, 1986
    • Judicial Writing, State Court Judges, May 22, 1986
  • Program for the Colorado Judicial Department
    • I served as Legal Writing Consultant for the Colorado Judicial Department, July 1989--October 1989. I developed materials for and taught a three-day workshop on legal writing for Colorado trial judges in October, 1989, Estes Park, Colorado
  • Programs for the National Judicial College
    • Faculty Member, Judicial Reasoning, National Judicial College, Reno, Nevada, August 2000
    • I attended a Judicial Writing program at the National Judicial College as an observer/participant in May, 1987.
  • Programs for the State Bar of Texas Professional Development Program (Texas continuing legal education provider)
    • Presenter, Relevance, State Bar of Texas Professional Development Program, Houston, Texas, January 14-15, 1999
    • Presenter, Relevance, State Bar of Texas Professional Development Program, Denton, Texas, January 21-22, 1999
    • Presenter, Relevance, Including Character, State Bar of Texas Professional Development Program, Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course, Houston, Texas, November 12-13, 1998
    • Presenter, Relevance, Including Character, State Bar of Texas Professional Development Program, Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course, Santa Fe, New Mexico, May 21-22, 1998
    • Presenter, Practical Evidence Tactics in Personal Injury Cases, State Bar of Texas Professional Development Program, Spring 1996
  • Programs sponsored by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy
    • Faculty Member, Trial Advocacy, week-long trial advocacy training for legal services attorneys, sponsored by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), in cooperation with University of Houston Law Center and Blakely Advocacy Institute, Houston, Texas, May 27-31, 2003
    • Faculty member, Houston Deposition Program, sponsored by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), in cooperation with University of Houston Law Center and Blakely Advocacy Institute, Houston, Texas, February 21-23, 2003
  • Other presentations to lawyers or judges
    • Panelist, Fueling the Law School Pipeline: Meeting the Challenge of Declining Minority Enrollment, State Bar of Georgia 15th Annual Diversity CLE and Luncheon, Atlanta, Georgia, September 26, 2007
    • Speaker, Legal Education, Augusta Bar Association, August 21, 2007
    • Keynote speaker, Judicial Reception, Columbus Chapter of the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers, Columbus, Georgia, May 9, 2006
    • Panelist, Ethics, Annual CLE Program of the State Bar of Georgia Diversity Program, Atlanta, Georgia, September 15, 2005
    • Keynote Speaker, Valdosta Bar Association Annual Law Day Dinner, Valdosta, Georgia, April 28, 2005
    • Workshop Leader, Effective Legal Writing, Bracewell & Patterson, Houston, Texas, 1992 and 1993
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