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Stetson Law honored with ABA Law Student Division School of the Year Award


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Tampa Bay, Fla. - Stetson University College of Law was honored with the American Bar Association Law Student Division School of the Year Award.

The award, the highest honor given by the ABA Law Student Division, is given to the law school with the highest percentage of student members. Stetson is one of the most active schools nationwide in the ABA LSD, with 68 percent of the student body belonging to the organization.

“Stetson’s chapter of the ABA plans numerous activities throughout the year, ranging from volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity to Diversity Day,” said former ABA fifth circuit governor and recent graduate Ashley Gay.

Andrew Chiang, a Stetson graduate and vice-chair of the ABA Law Student Division and former ABA campus representative, was one of four national officers in charge of the division.

“Stetson’s achievement as a winner of the 2004-2005 ABA School of the Year Award has a lot to do with our students, our administration and their support,” Chiang said.

Stetson students have been elected as national officers to the ABA Law Student Division and hold various leadership positions within the organization. In addition to advocating the interests of Stetson students, the ABA Stetson Chapter is dedicated to diversity, public interest and professional programming on campus and in the community.

The ABA is the largest voluntary professional membership association in the world, with more than 400,000 members. The association provides accreditation, continuing legal education, information about the law, programs for lawyers and judges and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public.