Anna Chan

Anna M. Chan

Professor of Legal Writing


Phone: 305.628.2317


St. Thomas University College of Law
Faculty Suite (208)
16401 NW 37th Ave
Miami Gardens, FL 33054


A.B., University of California at Berkeley, cum laude
J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School


Appellate Advocacy
Legal Writing
Litigation Drafting

Anna M. Chan

Anna M. Chan is an Associate Professor and Director of the Legal Writing Program.

Under her guidance, the Program has developed a curriculum known for its innovation in the teaching of practice-oriented research, drafting, and oral advocacy skills. She has also been instrumental in shaping and strengthening the Program’s core structure of small workshops, taught by expert full-time faculty, all of whom are also active in the legal community. As a co-director, she assisted in the creation of adjunct workshops as well as the Dean’s Teaching Assistantships, during their experimental years. She also helped to create the Writing Enhancement and Skills program and structured its integration, at its inception, into the Legal Writing Program.

She has published in academic and law review journals, and received her B.A., cum laude, from the University of California at Berkeley, where she co-edited the Asian-American Review, assisted in the Asian Studies Program, and served as a faculty-appointed student representative on both the Faculty Committee on Educational Policy and the University Chancellor’s Committee on Continuing Education.

She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and serves in the school’s alumni mentoring program. She is the current faculty sponsor of the Asian American Law Students Association at St. Thomas.

During her time as a member of the law faculty, she has also taught Federal Courts, Property I and II, and Interviewing, Counseling, and Negotiation.

Scholarship & Research



Annie M. Chan, Community and the Constitution: A Reassessment of the Roots of Immigration Law, 21 Vt. L. Rev. 491 (1996). HeinOnline

  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Advanced Legal Writing
  • Appellate Advocacy
News & Activities


Professor Anna Chan attended the Loyola Law School Fifth Annual Western Regional Legal Writing Conference in Los Angeles, CA.
Professor Chan participated in a teaching method round-table, a unique presentation format in which participating faculty present teaching ideas in an informal setting designed to facilitate conversation and exchange of ideas. The conference was attended by more than 65 legal writing, research, and other skills faculty from around the country and she was commended by the Dean of the law school for her presentation.