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Professor Brosseit

Brett A Brosseit
Director and Assistant Professor of Advanced Critical Thinking

Professor Brosseit came to the School of Law with over a decade of legal experience in private practice and industry. After representing domestic and international clients in business, real estate, land use, and governmental matters as an attorney with a national firm, he served as in-house counsel in a privately held company, and later managed large-scale operations for a Fortune 250 corporation, where he worked extensively with local, state, and federal regulatory agencies. He served on both the Law Review and the Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law while a student at the Florida State University College of Law. Professor Brosseit has studied neuroscience and education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and has also completed graduate studies in Executive and Professional Coaching at the University of Texas, focusing on evidence-based techniques and strategies for professional and personal development. As a Professor and Director of Advanced Critical Thinking, Professor Brosseit researches, designs and delivers evidence-based curricula and courses to develop students’ critical thinking, reasoning, and higher-order thought processes, as well as the dispositions necessary for success in graduate studies and professional practice. Professor Brosseit’s research interests include the use of cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and other disciplines to inform approaches, pedagogies, and learning strategies for the development of higher-order thought processes, motivation, and self-directed behavior, as well as the use of learning analytics to assess cognitive development.


Ayers, S., Brosseit, B., Grise, J. B., Heminway, J. M., Kupenda, A. M., Morse, K., Lewinbuk, K., McCann, M., and Pierre-Louise, L. (forthcoming 2015, August) How to Teach Critical Reading in any Law School Course.  Panel discussion to be presented at Southeastern Association of Law Schools, Boca Raton, FL.

Brosseit, B., DeWald, A., Monroe, W., and Radice, J. (2014, August)  Learning Theory in Legal Education. Talk presented at Southeastern Association of Law Schools, Amelia Island, FL.

Brosseit, B. (2013, June)  The Learning Skills Pyramid: An Evidence-Based Legal Learning and Problem-Solving Model.  Talk presented at the Institute for Legal Teaching and Learning, Washburn School of Law, Topeka, KS.

Brosseit, B. (2010, March)  Teaching Thinking Skills through Legal Writing. Talk presented at Directors of Legal Writing Florida Network conference, Naples, FL. 


Brosseit, Brett A. (forthcoming 2015)  Law School Academic Support Professionals’ Perceptions about Development of Students’ Critical Thinking


Brosseit, B.A. & Murphy, S. (2013) Applied critical thinking and legal analysis. Naples, FL: Ave Maria School of Law

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