Kamela S. Bridges

  • Lecturer - The David J. Beck Center for Legal Research, Writing, and Appellate Advocacy


  • JD University of Texas at Austin
  • BJ University of Texas at Austin
  • BA University of Texas at Austin

Ms. Bridges teaches legal writing. Her courses include Legal Analysis and Communication, Persuasive Analysis and Advocacy, and Advanced Legal Writing: Litigation.

Prior to joining the faculty in 2000, Ms. Bridges was a partner at Locke Liddell & Sapp LLP (now known as Locke Lord). Her practice focused on civil litigation and appellate law.

Ms. Bridges is a co-author of Writing for Litigation. The text, published by Wolters Kluwer in 2011, is designed to help students and new lawyers learn to write documents typically used in civil litigation.

Recent Publications

  • Writing for Litigation (New York: Aspen Publishers, 2011) (with Wayne Schiess).
  • Write Like a Human--Not Like a Lawyer, Trial, April 2010, at 30 (with Wayne Schiess).

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