Professor of Legal Writing and Lecturer in Law
J.D. 2007, University of Alabama School of Law
B.A. 2004, Troy University
Telephone: 305-284-3135 | Office: D346
Rachel Stabler earned her B.A. summa cum laude in English from Troy University. She earned her J.D. summa cum laude from the University of Alabama School of Law, where she was articles editor for the Alabama Law Review and manager of the school's National Moot Court Team. Professor Stabler was also a member of the Order of the Coif and earned the Dean’s Community Service Award.
Following law school, Professor Stabler spent a year clerking for the Honorable Joel F. Dubina at the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. She then joined Burr & Forman LLP in Birmingham, Alabama, to practice commercial litigation and labor and employment law. While in practice, she also served as an instructor for the judicial clerkship program at the University of Alabama School of Law, assisting students who sought and obtained judicial clerkships.
Professor Stabler joined the Miami Law faculty in 2010. She teaches Legal Communication and Research Skills I and II. She is also active in the national legal writing community. In 2012, she published the article “Using Sea Sponges, Boomerangs, and Sewing Kits to Teach Ethics and Professionalism in the Legal Writing Classroom” in The Second Draft, the official magazine of the Legal Writing Institute. She has also presented at national and regional legal writing conferences and participated in the Legal Writing Institute’s Writers’ Workshop.
Professor Stabler is also the author of “What We’ve Got Here is Failure to Communicate”: The Plain Writing Act of 2010, 40 J. Legis. 280 (2014).