Tracy L. M. Norton

Associate Professor of Legal Process

B.A., 1991, University of North Texas
J.D., 1994, Baylor University School of Law

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Office: 631-761-7184
Room: 315E
Tracy L. M. Norton


Professor Tracy Norton is a leader in the fields of legal writing and legal education, both nationally and internationally. She is best known for her research and presentations on cross-generational competence in legal education and the legal profession. Among her contributions to the field of legal writing are her Interactive Citation Workbook (formerly with co-authors Prof. Christine Hurt) and accompanying online Workstation, published originally in 1999. The ICW was the first digital teaching tool in widespread use in American law schools and is used in more than half of American law schools. A longtime member of the Legal Writing Institute, Professor Norton served two four-year terms on its Board of Directors.

Her current scholarly interests are at the intersection of narrative factual theory and disaster law. She also writes and speaks nationally about changes to legal education that have been inspired by the Millennial generation. Her current teaching interest is making legal education more accessible through digital platforms. In addition to her classroom teaching, she teaches Advanced Persuasion and Judicial Writing online. She has also developed a fully online pre-law legal analysis program for students interested in attending law school. Professor Norton is currently creating a digital textbook for 1L legal analysis and writing courses. During the 2020 pandemic, Professor Norton assisted faculty throughout the country in asynchronous and synchronous online course delivery.

She began her teaching career in 1997 at Texas Tech University School of Law, where she taught from 1997-2001. In 2001, she joined the faculty at South Texas College of Law. She has been with the faculty of Touro Law Center since 2007. Prior to teaching, Professor Norton practiced criminal law in Texas.

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Legal Process I & II
Advanced Persuasion
Judicial Writing 
Disaster Law


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