Faculty Profiles


Brenda See

Brenda See

Professor of Legal Practice
B.A., M.A., J.D., The University of Alabama

Phone: (615) 460-8272

Email: brenda.see@belmont.edu

Brenda Childs See received her B.S. (1972) and M.A. (1974) degrees from The University of Alabama.  In 1979, she received her J.D. from The University of Alabama School of Law where she was on the editorial staff of the Journal of the Legal Profession.  After serving as the staff attorney for the Alabama Departmental Disabilities Advocacy Program from 1979 to 1981, she practiced law with the firm of Drake, Knowles & Pierce in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, from 1981 to 1983.

Prior to joining the Belmont law faculty, Professor See served as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law at Faulkner University’s Thomas Goode Jones School of Law in Montgomery, Alabama, where she taught Contracts and Legal Research and Writing.  Prior to joining the law faculty at Faulkner in 2000, Professor See was the Director of the Legal Writing Program at The University of Alabama School of Law.  She has twenty-five years of teaching experience, beginning as an adjunct lecturer at The University of Alabama School of Law in 1986, and joining that law school as a legal writing lecturer in 1993.  She also taught as an adjunct professor in The University of Alabama Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration.

Professor See is a member of the Alabama Bar Association, the Tuscaloosa County (AL) Bar Association, the Association of Legal Writing Directors, and the Legal Writing Institute.  She teaches Legal Information and Communication I and II.

 

PUBLICATIONS


Written in Stone? The Record on Appeal and the Decision-Making Process, 40 GONZ. L. REV. 157 (2005).

Tying it All Together, 10 PERSPECTIVES 18 (2001).

Tools of the Trade: Practical Legal Writing for the 21st Century, 24 L. PRAC. MGMT. 58 (1998) (reviewing JEFFREY M. ELLINPORT, TOOLS OF THE TRADE: PRACTICAL LEGAL WRITING FOR THE 21ST CENTURY (1997)).

Legal Writing Through the Eyes of First-Year Law Students: Their 25 Rules for Survival, 6 PERSPECTIVES 92 (1998).

Briefing a Case in Reverse, 12 THE SECOND DRAFT 2 (1997).

Comment, An Attorney's Acceptance of Assignment of Property as Security for Fee, 4 J. LEGAL PROF. 263 (1979).

PRESENTATIONS


Brenda C. See et al., Presenter, Legal Writing Institute Workshop at the University of Kentucky College of Law: Who Are Our Learners, and How Can We Teach Them More Effectively? (December 6, 2013).