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. 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.
- 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
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.