Stetson celebrates Pride scholarships

On the evening of Oct. 23, the Stetson Law community gathered on the Gulfport campus to celebrate the Pride scholarship recipients at a reception in the Mann Lounge.

(L-R): Michele Hintson JD '02 with Professor Jason Palmer at the Pride Scholarship celebration.

(L-R): Michele Hintson JD ’02 with Professor Jason Palmer at the Pride Scholarship celebration.

Faculty at Stetson joined the Pride Scholarship committee to support law students who participate in extracurricular activities and services related to LGBTQIA issues.

In conjunction with the Pride scholarship reception, the Florida Association of LGBT Lawyers & Allies and LGBT Bar Association of Tampa Bay, Inc. presented the OUT of the Closet and IN Your Office conference on Oct. 23-24 on Stetson’s Gulfport campus.

The conference, now in its fourth year, focused on the law related to LGBT issues including presentations on marriage equality; HIV/AIDS, disability and social security; transgender considerations, domestic violence, exploitation and sex trafficking; family formation and dissolution in same-sex marriages. It featured renowned presenters on a variety of topics for LGBT lawyers and lawyers serving LGBT clients.

Professor Ellen Podgor with Thomas Adams JD '14 at the Pride Scholarship reception.

Professor Ellen Podgor with Thomas Adams JD ’14 at the Pride Scholarship reception.

To learn more about scholarship programs at Stetson Law, visit Admissions.

To learn more about giving to Stetson, call 727-562-7818 or e-mail alumni@law.stetson.edu.