Eurilynne Anise Williams serves as an Instructor in the Academic Success and Bar Preparation Program at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University College of Law. Professor Williams earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of West Florida, and her Juris Doctor from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University College of Law where she was Business Managing Editor of Law Review, Secretary of the Moot Court Board, and graduated cum laude.
Prior to teaching, Professor Williams practiced primarily in the area of family law. Her most recent position as Senior Program Attorney for the Seminole County Guardian ad Litem Program emphasized her passion for advocacy on behalf of the county’s most vulnerable citizens – children.
Professor Williams’ research interests are related to her areas of practice as well as legal education with an emphasis on academic support.
Courses taught by Professor Eurilynne Anise Williams:
- Advanced Analytical Skills I
- Professor Williams presented Looking Beyond the Grade: Exposing the Hidden Challenges of Underperforming Students at the Association of Academic Support Educators 2017 National Conference hosted by Texas A&M University School of Law in Fort Worth, Texas. Each year, AASE sponsors a 3-day conference that provides academic support professionals from around the country the opportunity to work collectively to develop research-based teaching methods and design programs that enhance student learning to enable students to succeed in law school, on the bar exam, and in the practice of law.
Professor Williams’ presentation was an interactive workshop that explored techniques for assisting underperforming students with critical thinking, reading, and writing skill development. Participants were given guidance in using a Cognition and Legal Analysis tool and a Self-Assessment calibration exercise to aid students in improving their performance on essays and multiple choice questions in the law school setting. Approximately 50 academic support professionals attended the session and many expressed their interest in incorporating Professor Williams’ ideas into their individual teaching and into the academic support programming at their law schools.
Professor Williams presented Taking a Socratic Time-Out: Approaches to Motivating Underperforming, Upper-Level Students at the Association of Academic Support Educators (AASE) 2016 National Conference. This conference was hosted by The City University of New York, CUNY Law School in Long Island City, New York.
Each year, AASE sponsors a 3-day conference that provides academic support professionals from around the country the opportunity to work collectively to develop research-based teaching methods and design programs that enhance student learning to enable students to succeed in law school, on the bar exam, and in the practice of law. Professor Williams’ presentation emphasized the connection between educational psychology and teaching, the significance of identifying student motivators, and the effectiveness of implementing individualized motivational techniques to reengage underperforming law students both in and out of the classroom.
- Professor Eurilynne Williams on December 4th, presented Accepting Kagan’s Challenge: Increasing Skill Development by Implementing a Focus-Driven Curriculum at the Legal Writing Institute One-Day Conference hosted here at the College of Law. Each December, the Legal Writing Institute sponsors one-day workshops in collaboration with law schools across the country. The theme of the FAMU conference was Preparing the Academically Unprepared Law Student. Professor Allen’s and Professor Williams’ presentation demonstrated how the academically underprepared student, as well as the student who academically underperforms, can benefit from curriculum mapping across the law school curriculum, collaboration between skill and doctrinal faculty members, and increased opportunities for written, skill development in upper-level courses.