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Stetson Law Alumna, Overseer Help Tip the Scales for Female Jurists


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 (L-R): Chief Justices Sue Bell Cobb, Peggy Quince and Carol Hunstein.

The July 2010 ABA Journal features Stetson Law alumna Chief Justice Carol Hunstein and Stetson Law overseer Justice Peggy Quince, as well as Inns of Court lecturer Justice Janice Holder. (L-R): Chief Justices Sue Bell Cobb, Peggy Quince and Carol Hunstein. Click for high-resolution image.

Two state supreme court chief justices with ties to Stetson University College of Law —alumna and Board of Overseers member Carol Hunstein of the Georgia Supreme Court and Board of Overseers member Peggy Quince of the Florida Supreme Court —are featured on the cover of the July 2010 ABA Journal. The cover story features female chief justices who lead supreme courts in 8 out of 13 southern states. The south has more female chief justices than any other region.

Hunstein, J.D. ’76, was appointed to the Georgia Supreme Court in 1992 and was elevated to chief justice in July 2009; she was inducted into the College of Law’s Hall of Fame in 2006. Quince, LL.D. ’99, has dedicated significant time to Stetson Law’s Board of Overseers, which she will rejoin as an active member in Fall 2010.

In January 2010, Stetson Law’s annual Inns of Court banquet featured Chief Justice Hunstein, Chief Justice Quince, and Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Janice Holder, each of whom discussed being chief justice of a state supreme court in the South —the same topic addressed in the ABA Journal article. During this event, they discussed the incredible advances women have made in the legal profession and judiciary, but reminded the crowd that there was still much important work to be done.

 

State supreme court justices Holder, Hunstein and Quince spoke at Stetson Law's Inns of Court in January.

State supreme court justices Holder, Hunstein and Quince spoke at Stetson Law's Inns of Court in January. Click for high-resolution image.

Editor’s Note: To read the ABA Journal article about the trend-setting state supreme court justices, visit http://www.abajournal.com/magazine/article/tipping_the_scales.