NY Times journalist to speak at Law Commencement
Adam Liptak, a lawyer, author and New York Times Supreme Court correspondent, will address 260 graduates of Stetson University College of Law on May 17 in Gulfport, Fla.
Stetson’s commencement takes place at 8:30 a.m. in the courtyard on the law school’s Gulfport campus, 1401 61st St. S.
Liptak was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for his series “American Exception” and writes the popular “Sidebar” column on legal developments for The New York Times. Liptak has investigated topics including the rise in life sentences in the U.S. and the impact of campaign contributions on Ohio Supreme Court justices’ voting records.
Among the 260 students walking at Stetson Law’s commencement are 194 full-time students, 42 part-time JD students, six LL.M. in elder law students, eight LL.M. in international law students, two JD/Grado students, and eight JD/MBA students.
Outstanding members of this year’s graduating class include:
- Shivani Alamo, an advocate for children and education reform who won the prestigious New Generation Award, a special Lewis Hine Award for Service to Children and Youth.
- Kevin Crews, a gifted writer who won the 2013 Florida Law Student Essay Contest for his essay on the topic of maintaining confidentiality with technology, published in the Florida Bar Journal.
- Bradley Muhs, articles and symposia editor of the Stetson Law Review and an associate justice of Stetson’s award-winning Moot Court Board.
- R. Rockwell Seay, a member of Stetson’s Trial Team who helped his fellow students sweep the Florida Bar Chester Bedell Mock Trial Competition.
- Elizabeth “Niki” Strickland, a U.S. Army Captain and dedicated Stetson student ambassador and student mentor.
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