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Law students present at Stetson Showcase


Law students Lindsey Plyler Blankenbaker, Matt Newton and Heather Woods were selected to participate in the Stetson Showcase on April 15 at Stetson University in DeLand. It was the first time Stetson Law students were asked to participate in the daylong event for undergraduates, showcasing Stetson’s best and brightest students presenting on a broad range of topics.

(L-R): Dr. Tim Kaye, Dr. Kirsten Davis, Heather Woods, Lindsey Plyler Blankenbaker, Matt Newton, and Provost Beth Paul.

(L-R): Dr. Tim Kaye, Dr. Kirsten Davis, Heather Woods, Lindsey Plyler Blankenbaker, Matt Newton, and Provost Beth Paul.

Each law student had an opportunity to share the findings of their seminar papers, presenting on topics ranging from issues impacting transgender students and First Amendment rights, to the erosion of the right to trial by jury, to the application of the Aristotelian Classical Method.

Woods, a member of Stetson’s Honors Program, said it was a great experience to present her paper and a great honor to present to students, faculty members and the university provost.

Professor Kirsten Davis, Ph.D., and Professor Tim Kaye, Ph.D., traveled to Stetson University with the students.

“We are hoping to bring more law students next time,” said Dr. Kaye.

Stetson Showcase is a celebration of achievement whose aim is to foster an appreciation for academic excellence at Stetson University. Student presenters share their research through presentations, portfolios, posters, readings, music and theater performances, art shows, and multimedia work. They present their programs in professional settings for audiences that include judges, faculty, fellow students and interested members of the community.

To learn more, visit http://www.stetson.edu/other/research/showcase.php.