Assistant Professor of Legal Skills & Values
B.A., University of Michigan
J.D., Vanderbilt University
Christine Rickard is an experienced Professor in the areas of Florida constitutional law, professional responsibility, general areas of Florida law, and legal research and writing. For the past five years, she has instructed students at Vanderbilt Law School and Nova Law Center regarding both theoretical approaches to legal writing and practical applications of unique areas of Florida law and lawyers’ ethical responsibilities. Professor Rickard is an alumnus of Vanderbilt Law School, where she received Best Oralist Awards for the Vanderbilt mock trial team and appellate court competitions.
Professor Rickard served at the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, where she was the career law clerk for the Honorable Jose A. Gonzalez, Jr. Prior to that, she worked in private practice with the Lapeer County Prosecutor’s Office in Michigan where she obtained extensive trial experience. She also has worked for one year with the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, where she obtained appellate court experience assisting the Honorable Gilbert Merritt with the adjudication of death penalty habeas petitions. In the community, Prof. Rickard volunteers for Junior League of Miami. She is admitted to practice in Florida, Illinois, and Michigan.