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Professor
Susan Daicoff, J.D., LL.M., M.S.  joined Arizona Summit Law School in 2013 as a Professor of Law, after visiting from Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, where was a Professor (and Associate Professor) of Law teaching contracts, professional responsibility, leadership for lawyers, and "comprehensive law practice" (law as a healing profession), for 12 years.  Before that, she was an Assistant and Associate Professor of Law at Capital University Law School from 1995-2000.  She received her J.D. with honors from the University of Florida where she was a law review editor and in the Order of the Coif, her LL.M. in taxation from New York University where she was a Wallace Scholar (Tax Law Review editor), and her M.S. in clinical psychology from the University of Central Florida.  She was a transactional corporate, securities, and tax lawyer and practiced psychotherapy in Florida, before becoming a professor.  Since 1991, she has been researching and writing on the psychology of lawyers, lawyer personality, lawyer distress and dissatisfaction, the legal profession, and new forms of law practice, such as therapeutic jurisprudence and nonadversarial justice.  She has published two books (in 2011, "Comprehensive Law Practice," and in 2004, "Lawyer, Know Thyself"), nine law review articles (with three more in press), one speech, and five book chapters and given over 100 lectures at national, state, and local conferences.  See www.susandaicoff.com for more information. 
 
Since 1991, she has been researching and writing in the areas of the psychology of lawyers, lawyer personality, lawyer distress and dissatisfaction, the legal profession, professionalism, and ethical decision making by lawyers.  These efforts culminated in her 2004 book, "Lawyer, Know Thyself," which synthesized forty years of empirical research on lawyers' personality traits and related these findings to professionalism and lawyer wellbeing.  She regularly lectures at national, state, and local conferences on topics such as lawyer personality, lawyer wellbeing, lawyering skills, and professionalism. 
 
She also investigates the "comprehensive law movement," or law as a healing profession. This movement seeks to integrate law and social science in order to resolve legal matters with optimal outcomes.  It encompasses disciplines such as therapeutic jurisprudence, preventive law, restorative justice, collaborative law, creative problem solving, holistic justice, procedural justice, transformative mediation, drug treatment courts and other problem solving courts.  Her second book, "Comprehensive Law Practice," was published in 2011 as a textbook for learning the foundations of these approaches. 
 
Education:
•  LL.M. in Taxation, New York University School of Law, 1985 (GPA 3.66)
•  J. D. With Honors, University of Florida College of Law, 1983 (GPA 3.36; Rank 2/39)
•  M.S. in Clinical Psychology, University of Central Florida, 1992 (GPA 4.00)
•  B.A. in Mathematics, University of Florida, 1980 (GPA 3.70)