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March 11- Stetson Law student elected 5th Circuit Governor of ABA Law Student Division


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Gulfport, Fla. – Stetson University College of Law student Ashley Gay was elected governor of the 5th Circuit of the American Bar Association Law Student Division at the group’s spring meeting. With Gay’s election, the last four 5th Circuit governors have been Stetson students.

“I am truly very honored to have been elected by the 5th Circuit to represent the schools in Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Puerto Rico,” Gay said. “As governor, I want to work with the student leaders of the circuit to continue maintaining and developing the strength and unity that we currently have.”

Ashley replaces outgoing 5th Circuit Governor Edwin Valen, also a Stetson student.

“Ashley’s election to this position reflects Stetson’s exceptional involvement and presence in the American Bar Association, as well as the confidence southeastern law students have in her ability to represent them to the National Board of Governors,” Valen said.

Also at the spring meeting, Stetson swept membership awards given by the ABA Law Student Division. The awards were for overall membership, most improved membership and overall highest percentage membership.

Stetson students received some individual honors as well. Marisa Davies was awarded the Silver Key by the ABA/LSD for her work as executive lt. governor for the 2003-2004 year and Jeff Bauer was awarded the division’s Certificate of Appreciation for his exceptional work as lt. governor of Voluntary Income Tax Assistance for the 2003-2004 year.