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Tracy L. 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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Phone: Office: 631-761-7184
Room: 315E
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Faculty Assistant: Sue Mori
Tracy Norton
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 (with co-authors, Prof. Christine Hurt & Prof. Jeffrey Jackson) and accompanying online Workstation,  the first digital teaching tool in widespread use in American law schools, currently in its 20th year.  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 priming and disaster law.  She has written and lectured nationally about changes to legal education that have been inspired by Gen X and 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 developed a pre-law introduction to legal analysis for asynchronous online delivery and teaches in the Law Center's new hybrid J.D. program, FlexTime J.D., which is delivered through asynchronous online delivery combined with Sunday classes on campus.

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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