Betsy Brand Six

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

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. 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:
  • Academic Resources
  • Lawyering Skills


Representative Presentations and Publications

"Helping Students Spot Issues by Teaching Them to Generalize Facts," Association of Academic Support Educators 2014 National Conference, Indianapolis, IN (May 31, 2014);"This and That: Choose Your Words Carefully," 83 - JUN Journal of the Kansas Bar Association 18-19 (Jun. 2014); "Live Feedback on Memoranda & Briefs: Why It Works & How To Do It Without Going Insane," Central States Legal Writing Conference 2013, Lawrence, KS (September 27, 2013); "Avoid Passive Voice: Keep It Simple," 82 - SEPT Journal of the Kansas Bar Association 15 (Sept. 2013); "Using Technology to Help More Students," Association of Academic Support Educators 2013 Conference, Las Vegas, NV (May 30, 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); "Integrating Legal Writing and Legal Research: Collaborating with Librarians to Improve How Legal Research is Taught," Legal Writing Institute Biennial Conference (June 2010) (panel); "Podcasting: Teaching Outside the Classroom," Central States Legal Writing Conference, Marquette University Law School (October 2009); "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 (May 2008); "Incorporating a Mediation into a Second Semester Lawyering Course," Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference, Boyd School of Law/UNLV (March 2007) (with Pam Keller); "Writing Fundamentals: Grammar and Punctuation," Legal Writing Refresher CLE, Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP (November 2006); "Writing Fundamentals: Organization and Persuasion," Legal Writing Refresher CLE, Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP (April 2006).

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

Kansas 1993, Missouri 1992

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

American Bar Association; Kansas Bar Association; Missouri Bar Association.

Why KU
  • One-third of full-time faculty have written casebooks and treatises
  • 2 KU law faculty were U.S. Supreme Court clerks
  • KU’s Project for Innocence: 34 conviction reversals since 2009
  • 7,600+ alumni in all 50 states, D.C., and 21 foreign countries
  • #18 “best value” law school in the nation — National Jurist Magazine
  • 12 interdisciplinary joint degrees
  • 20th nationwide for lowest debt at graduation. — U.S. News & World Report
  • 80 percent of upper-level law classes have 25 or fewer students
  • More than 600 employment interviews at law school, 2014-15
  • 92 percent overall employment rate for Class of 2014 – top 20 percent nationally
  • 23rd: for number of law alumni promoted to partner at nation’s largest law firms
  • #1 in Kansas and Missouri for July 2015 bar exam performance