Betsy Brand Six


Betsy Brand Six
  • Clinical Professor of Law
  • Director of Academic Resources
She/her/hers

Biography

Betsy Six joined the KU Law faculty in January 2004 as a professor in the Lawyering Skills Program and became the Director of Academic Resources in 2010. 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 was awarded the Robert A. Schroeder Teaching Fellowship in 2015, the Immel Award for Teaching Excellence in 2020, and the Bob & Kathie Taylor Excellence in Teaching Award in 2021.

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.

Education

J.D., Stanford Law School, 1992
B.A., Indiana University, 1989

Research

  • Teaching
  • Learning
  • Diversity

Admitted

Kansas 1993, Missouri 1992

Career History

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

Teaching

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

Teaching Interests

  • Writing
  • Research
  • Lawyering skills

Selected Publications

  • Six, B. B. (2020). A Break for the Procrastinator [Journal Articles]. Journal of the Kansas Bar Association89, 23–25.
  • Six, B. B. (2019). The Limits of Spell Check: Words Ewe Knead Two No [Journal Articles]. Journal of the Kansas Bar Association88(10), 14–15.
  • Six, B. B. (2018). Illegal Possession [Journal Articles]. Journal of the Kansas Bar Association87(10), 46–48.
  • Six, B. B. (2018). Contextualizing and Integrating Diversity Education [Periodicals (newsletter, magazine, etc.)]. In The Learning Curve: Vol. Summer/Fall 2018 (pp. 10–11). AALS Section on Academic Support.
  • Six, B. B. (2017). Bad Grammar Examples:  What Amusing Grammar Errors Can Teach Us [Journal Articles]. Journal of the Kansas Bar Association86-NOV/DEC, 19–20.
  • Six, B. B. (2016). In Defense of the Stick-In-the-Mud: A Case for In-Text Footnotes [Journal Articles]. Journal of the Kansas Bar Association85-NOV/DEC, 12–13.
  • Six, B. B. (2016). The Best There Is:  No More, No Less [Journal Articles]. Journal of the Kansas Bar Association85-MAY, 26–27.
  • Six, B. B. (2016). Using the MPT to Teach Case Reading Skills [Periodicals (newsletter, magazine, etc.)]. In The Learning Curve: Vol. Winter 2016 (pp. 5–6). AALS Section on Academic Support.
  • Six, B. B. (2015). Take It Easy: 5 Lazy Grammar Rules [Journal Articles]. Journal of the Kansas Bar Association84-MAY, 12–13.
  • Six, B. B. (2014). This and That:  Choose Your Words Carefully [Journal Articles]. Journal of the Kansas Bar Association83-JUN, 18–19.
  • Six, B. B. (2013). Avoid Passive Voice: Keep It Simple [Journal Articles]. Journal of the Kansas Bar Association82-SEPT, 15.
  • Six, B. B. (2012). Killing Time [Journal Articles]. Journal of the Kansas Bar Association81-DEC, 14.
  • Six, B. B. (2012). The Act of Subtle Persuasion [Journal Articles]. Journal of the Kansas Bar Association81-FEB, 12.

Selected Presentations

  • Six, E. B. (5/26/2021). Supporting the Procrastinator. Association of Academic Support Educators 2021 National Conference.
  • Six, E. B. (10/3/2019). Educating the Educators: Encouraging Faculty to Create Safe and Wise Classrooms. Association of Academic Support Educators 2019 Diversity Conference. Chicago, IL
  • Six, E. B., Keller, P., Rosenberg, J., & Watts, S. (9/14/2019). Lessons Learned Outside the Trenches. Central States Legal Writing Conference 2019. Chicago, IL
  • Six, E. B. (6/14/2019). Maximizing Learning for Students from Diverse Backgrounds. University of Kansas School of Education DEI Workshop. Lawrence, Kansas
  • Six, E. B. (5/23/2019). Maximizing Learning for Students from Diverse Backgrounds. Association of Academic Support Educators 2019 National Conference. Seattle, WA
  • Six, E. B., & Kleppetsch, J. (5/24/2018). 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. (5/23/2017). 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. (5/25/2016). 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. (9/26/2015). 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. (5/26/2015). Incorporating Mastery Learning Concepts into Academic Support. Association of Academic Support Educators 2015 National Conference. Chicago, IL
  • Six, E. B. (1/3/2015). 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. (5/31/2014). Helping Students Spot issues by Teaching Them to Generalize Facts. Association of Academic Support Educators 2014 National Conference. Indianapolis, IN
  • Six, E. B. (9/27/2013). 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. (5/30/2013). Using Technology to Help More Students Without More Work for You. Association of Academic Support Educators 2013 Conference. Las Vegas, NV
  • Six, E. B. (6/30/2010). 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. (5/31/2008). 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. (3/31/2007). Incorporating a Mediation into a Second Semester Lawyering Course. Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference, Boyd School of Law/UNLV

 

 

Memberships

American Bar Association; Kansas Bar Association; Missouri Bar Association