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Stetson Law part-time student Elisabeth Fontugne honored for excellence in writing


Stetson University College of Law student Elisabeth Fontugne was recently honored with two awards for excellence in writing. Fontugne won the Mollie and Paul Hill Student Writing Competition in Medical-Legal Interprofessional Collaboration, hosted by Florida State University. She took second place in the American College of Legal Medicine Student Writing Competition in Law, Medicine and Bioethics.

Elisabeth Fontugne

Elisabeth Fontugne

Fontugne’s writing addresses the intersection of law and medicine. She is a third-year student in Stetson law school’s part-time program.

The Mollie and Paul Hill Student Writing Competition recognizes outstanding original papers submitted by a law student and a medical student or medical resident in response to a question regarding the collaboration between the medical and legal professions.

Fontugne received second-place in the American College of Legal Medicine competition for her paper, “To Treat or Not to Treat: End of Life Care, Patient Autonomy, and the Responsible Practice of Medicine.”

Fontugne is a graduate of the Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, Maine, where she obtained a degree in nautical science. She also received a master’s in library science from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla.

Stetson’s legal writing program has consistently ranked among the top five programs nationwide in U.S. News & World Report. Stetson Law is home to the Institute for Advancement of Legal Communication, launched in the fall of 2013.