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Nancy Oliver


Nancy Oliver

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Practice


BSBA, University of Central Florida
JD, University of Cincinnati

Professor Oliver has served as Associate Dean for Curriculum and Student Affairs since 2009.  Under her direction, the College of Law has introduced its LLM degree in U.S. Law, introduced new certificate programs, expanded its academic advising program, and made improvements to the registrar’s office.

Prior to serving as Associate Dean, Professor Oliver taught legal research and writing and advocacy.  She also coordinated the Academic Success Program.  Professor Oliver is the author of Coming Face-to-Face with a Legal Research and Writing Client, 13 Persps. 149 (2005).

Professor Oliver worked as in-house counsel for Community Mutual Insurance Company in Cincinnati and FFG Insurance Company in Dallas before joining the UC Law faculty.  While working in Dallas, she also taught courses in lawyering and in legal research and writing at Southern Methodist University School of Law.

Professor Oliver earned her JD in 1990 from the University of Cincinnati where she was a Fellow in the Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights and Articles Editor of the Human Rights Quarterly, a member of Law Review, and recipient of the William Worthington Prize for Best Case Note. After law school, Professor Oliver worked as a Law Clerk for Judge David A. Nelson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

    • 2016 Dean’s Award for Faculty Excellence
  • Academic Success
  • Lawyering I
  • Lawyering II
  • Practical Lawyering Skills