Tonya Walker

Tonya H Walker

College Of Law - Instruction


Office Hours

Tuesday: 12::00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Room 335F)
Wednesday: 12:00 p.m. -1:30 p.m. (via Zoom)
Thursday: 12::00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Room 335F)

Program Assistant is Daexia Modeste, Phone:  (407) 254-3297,

Current Semester Schedule

Legal Research & Writing II Section 303 Tu. and Th 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Legal Research & Writing II Section 307 Tu. and Th 1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

About Me

Professor Walker began her career in academia as an Assistant Professor of Lawyering Process at Florida Coastal School of Law (“FSCL”) in Jacksonville, Florida.  At FCSL, Professor Walker taught first-year law students Legal Research and Writing.  In addition, she taught upper-level law students skills courses including: Pretrial Litigation Drafting and Client Interviewing and Counseling.

Professor Walker also practiced appellate law at Korn & Zehmer, P.A., where she represented clients before the Florida state appellate courts on a variety of appellate issues.

Professor Walker received her Juris Doctorate degree from Florida State University College of Law, cum laude. Professor Walker received her undergraduate degree with a major in Criminal Justice from the University of North Florida. Licensed in Florida, she is actively involved in community activities and organizing Team Fox fundraising events for the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

Areas of Interest

  • Legal Research & Writing
  • Drawing and Painting
  • Watching sports


  • J.D. cum. laude
    Florida State University College of Law (2002)
  • B.A. Criminal Justice
    University of North Florida (1996)

Work History


    August 2011 – Present
    Legal Research & Writing Instructor Promoted to Associate Instructor in August 2022
    Courses: Legal Research & Writing I and II, Interviewing Counseling & Negotiation
    July 2021- June 2022
    Interim Director of Legal Research & Writing Department

    August 2008 – December 2011
    Assistant Professor of Lawyering Process
    Courses: Lawyering Process I, Lawyering Process II, Pretrial Litigation Drafting, Pretrial Litigation Drafting via Distance Education; and Interviewing & Counseling

  • Fall 2006, Spring 2008
    Adjunct Professor
    Courses: Lawyering Process I and II

Academic Accomplishments

  •  LWI One Day Workshop,Stetson Universiity College of Law, December 2, 2023
    -Co-presenter of “Goodbye Appellate Brief Road: Replacing the Appellate Brief with Motions and Other More Often Encountered Documents in First Year Legal Research & Writing”

  • LWI One Day Workshop, University of Florida College of Law, December 10, 2022
    -Co-presenter of “The Three R’s in Changing Legal Research & Writing (LRW) Curriculum: Research, Revamp, and Reinvigorate”

  • Nova Law Review Symposium, Nova Southeastern College of Law, February 26, 2021
    -Co-presenter of “5G LRW Network: Geared to Connect Virtually Everyone and Everything in the New Normal Classroom”

  • FAMU Assessment Day, Florida A&M University, November 6, 2020
    -Co-presenter of “PeerR to Improve Writing”

Courses Taught At FAMU

  •  Legal Research & Writing I
  • Legal Research & Writing II
  • Interviewing Counseling & Negotiation

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