Betsy Brand Six

Clinical Associate Professor
Director of Academic Resources
Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Robert A. Schroeder Teaching Fellow
Primary office:
785-864-9269
305 Green Hall


Summary

Betsy Six joined the KU Law faculty in January 2004 as a professor in the Lawyering Skills Program. She became the Director of Academic Resources in 2010 and was awarded the Robert A. Schroeder Teaching Fellowship in 2015. In the 2017-2018 academic year, Six served as president of the Association of Academic Support Educators (AASE), the national organization for law school academic support professionals. Six graduated in 1992 from Stanford Law School, where she was a member of the Stanford Law Review. During law school, she spent six months researching international human rights issues in Geneva for the Institute Henri Dunant, a research institute affiliated with the International Red Cross. She joined the Kansas City law firm of Spencer Fane Britt & Browne after graduation. Her primary area of practice has been environmental law, with an emphasis on advising clients on compliance issues and representing them in administrative and regulatory matters.

Courses Taught:
  • Advanced Legal Analysis
  • Jurisdiction
  • Lawyering Skills
  • Writing for Law Practice

Education

J.D., Stanford, 1992; B.A., Indiana University, 1989

Teaching

Advanced Legal Analysis, Jurisdiction, Lawyering Skills and Writing for Law Practice

Admitted

Kansas 1993, Missouri 1992

Career History

Attorney, Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP, 1992-2007; University of Kansas School of Law, 2004-present.

Teaching Interests

  • Writing
  • Research
  • Lawyering skills

Research Interests

  • Teaching
  • Learning
  • Diversity

Memberships

American Bar Association; Kansas Bar Association; Missouri Bar Association

Selected Publications

Contextualizing and Integrating Diversity Education, Summer/Fall 2018 The Learning Curve, AALS Section on Academic Support, Summer/Fall 2018, at 10-11

Bad Grammar Examples: What Amusing Grammar Errors Can Teach Us, 86 - NOV/DEC Journal of the Kansas Bar Association 19-20 (Nov./Dec. 2017)

In Defense of the Stick-In-the-Mud: A Case for In-Text Footnotes, 85 - NOV/DEC Journal of the Kansas Bar Association 12-13 (Nov./Dec. 2016)

The Best There Is: No More, No Less, 85 - MAY Journal of the Kansas Bar Association 26-27 (May 2016)

Using the MPT to Teach Case Reading Skills, Winter 2016 The Learning Curve, AALS Section on Academic Support, 22 Mar. 2016, at 5-6

Take It Easy: 5 Lazy Grammar Rules, 84 - MAY Journal of the Kansas Bar Association 12-13 (May 2015)

This and That: Choose Your Words Carefully, 83 - JUN Journal of the Kansas Bar Association 18-19 (Jun. 2014)

Avoid Passive Voice: Keep It Simple, 82 - SEPT Journal of the Kansas Bar Association 15 (Sep. 2013)

Killing Time, 81-DEC Journal of the Kansas Bar Association 14 (Dec. 2012)

The Act of Subtle Persuasion, 81 - FEB Journal of the Kansas Bar Association 12 (Feb. 2012)

Selected Presentations

Six, E. B. & Kleppetsch, J. . (05/24/2018). Self-Assessment as the Ultimate Tool for Success. Association of Academic Support Educators 2018 National Conference. St. Louis, MO

Six, E. B., Peres, I. F., Leo, M. T., Rosenbaum, J. & Hoch, M. . (10/13/2017). Supporting International Students. Association of Academic Support Educators Inaugural Diversity Conference. Baltimore, MD

Six, E. B. (05/23/2017). Integrating Bar Readiness Education into the 1L Year: A Legal Writing Problem Based on the Georgia Bar Debacle . Association of Academic Support Educators 2017 National Conference. Fort Worth, TX

Six, E. B. (05/25/2016). Less Is More But Doing Nothing Is Worse: Including Faculty In The Diversity Dialogue. Association of Academic Support Educators 2016 National Conference. New York, NY

Six, E. B., Dow, D. Karlin, J. Collins, T. & Schermer, B. . (10/15/2015). Panel on Oral and Written Advocacy in Bankruptcy. Midwest Bankruptcy Institute. Kansas City, MO

Six, E. B., Keller, P. Rosenberg, J. & Hayden, C. . (09/26/2015). Moment of Opportunity: Using Skills and Experiential Learning Pedagogy To Enhance the Curriculum and the Status of Your Legal Writing Program. Central States Legal Writing Conference 2015. St. Louis, MO

Six, E. B. (05/26/2015). Incorporating Mastery Learning Concepts into Academic Support. Association of Academic Support Educators 2015 National Conference. Chicago, IL

Six, E. B. (01/03/2015). ASP a Roadmap at the Crossroad: How Academic Support Will Meet Today’s Varied Challenges. Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C.

Six, E. B. (05/31/2014). Helping Students Spot issues by Teaching Them to Generalize Facts. Association of Academic Support Educators 2014 National Conference. Indianapolis, IN

Six, E. B. (09/27/2013). Live Feedback on Memoranda & Briefs: Why It Works & How To Do It Without Going Insane. Central States Legal Writing Conference 2013 . Lawrence, KS

Six, E. B. (05/30/2013). Using Technology to Help More Students Without More Work for You. Association of Academic Support Educators 2013 Conference. Las Vegas, NV

Six, E. B. (06/30/2010). Integrating Legal Writing and Legal Research: Collaborating with Librarians to Improve How Legal Research is Taught. Legal Writing Institute Biennial Conference.

Six, E. B. (10/31/2009). Podcasting: Teaching Outside the Classroom. Central States Legal Writing Conference, Marquette University Law School.

Six, E. B. (05/31/2008). Legal Writing Refresher: Everything You Always Thought You Knew About Grammar and Punctuation But Are Afraid You Don't. Recent Developments in the Law CLE, University of Kansas School of Law.

Six, E. B. & Keller, P. . (03/31/2007). Incorporating a Mediation into a Second Semester Lawyering Course. Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference, Boyd School of Law/UNLV.