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FL attorney general to address Law grads

Pam Bondi to speak at Law CommencementFlorida’s first female attorney general, Pam Bondi, will present the commencement speech at Stetson University College of Law at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 18. Commencement is scheduled to take place in the courtyard on Stetson’s Gulfport campus,1401 61st St. S.

Bondi received her law degree from Stetson University in 1990 and a bachelor’s in criminal justice from the University of Florida in 1987.

A Tampa native and fourth generation Floridian, Bondi worked as a prosecutor in the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office for 18 years before being elected in November 2010 to serve as Florida’s 37th attorney general.

Bondi is a member of the State Board of Administration and the Florida Cabinet, is vice chair of the southern region of the National Association of Attorneys General, and serves on Florida’s Special Olympics board of directors. She was recognized by the Tampa Bay Review as a “Lawyer of Distinction” and received the “Women of Excellence in Government” award.

A total of 353 students are scheduled to walk at Stetson Law’s commencement, including 51 part-time JD students, 11 LL.M. in elder law students, 17 LL.M. in international law students, 25 JD/MBA students and one JD/MPH student.

Among this year’s graduating class are:

  • Jamie Combee and Erik Johanson, both co-editors of Stetson’s new Journal of Advocacy and the Law and members of the Moot Court Board. Combee is also a member of Stetson’s Trial Team.
  • Caitlein Jammo, president of the American Constitution Society, editor-in-chief of the Journal of International Aging, Law & Policy, Stetson Law Review editor and Moot Court Board member.
  • Frank Leung, representative to the Florida Bar YLD–Law Student Division board of governors, deputy chief student ambassador, national law student liaison to the ABA Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law, editor of the Journal of International Aging Law & Policy, and Alternative Dispute Resolution board member.
  • Erin Okuno, a Biodiversity Fellow, president of the Environmental Law Society, Stetson Law Review editor-in-chief, Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy editor, and member of Stetson’s Moot Court Board.

For more information about graduation at Stetson Law, visit http://www.law.stetson.edu/graduation/.