Women's History Month

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Stetson University College of Law is honored to provide students, faculty, and staff with a resource to learn from and honor the women innovators and visionaries who are paving the way for change and opportunities on our campus, throughout the legal profession, and beyond. In addition to joining this national celebration, Stetson Law invites you to explore this community resource page, including the events thoughtfully coordinated by the Florida Association for Women Lawyers at Stetson for Women's Week. 

While this page is the result of a collaborative effort, it is not a comprehensive resource. We encourage students, faculty, and staff to explore other resources and to feel free to share those that may add to the richness of this page. Please email any insights to [email protected].

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Please refer to the Campus Docket and Engage for the most up-to-date event information.

Stetson Law Events:

Women's Week

Florida Association of Women Lawyers at Stetson
March 4-March 8│ Times Vary │ Locations Vary

Each year, the Florida Association for Women Lawyers at Stetson (FAWLS) hosts an award-winning week-long celebration for Women’s History Month. The celebration will feature informative programs, opportunities to network, professional development experiences, and more.  Learn about these thoughtfully coordinated events by the Florida Association of Women Lawyers at Stetson and RSVP for their events here.

“Empower Hour” Bracelet and Keychain Making

Florida Association of Women Lawyers at Stetson
March 5│ 11 AM-1 PM │ Sebring Breezeway, Table two

Stetson Law employees and students are welcome to participate in creating an empowering accessory! Choose a word that makes you feel empowered and create an accessory to keep for yourself or share a word of inspiration with someone else. Learn more on Engage.

Women's Week Tabling

Florida Association of Women Lawyers at Stetson
March 6│ 11 AM-1 PM  │ Sebring Breezeway, Table five

Everyone in the Stetson Law community can receive Women's Week merchandise and grab a flyer outlining all of FAWLS events. Learn more on Engage.

Women's Judicial Panel

Florida Association of Women Lawyers at Stetson
March 8│ 11:30 AM-2 PM│ The Great Hall

FAWLS is hosting local women judges for a panel and presentation. You do not want to this main event! Lunch will be served along with a CLE opportunity for practicing attorneys. RSVP on Engage.


A Global History of Women's Rights

The United Nations highlights the global history of women's rights (United Nations, 2020) (Duration 3:27)

Herstory: Women's History at Stetson Law 

Groundbreaking Law Professor Luz Nagle Retires from Stetson
Stetson University College of Law
Luz Nagle is a fearless advocate and dedicated professor who has touched the lives of many

4 Women Who Broke Barriers at Stetson Law & Beyond
Stetson University College of Law
Read about four women who were trailblazers both within the Stetson Law community and the legal profession itself 

Mary Stewart Howarth-Hewitt: First Woman to Attend and Graduate Law School in Florida

Mary Stewart Howarth-Hewitt was the first woman in Florida to attend law school and earn a law degree. She was admitted by the Florida Supreme Court to practice on June 20, 1908. She supported Stetson throughout her life and taught constitutional law at the school part-time.  (Stetson Law, 2021) (Duration 1:21)

Herstory: Women Pioneers and Advocates

Pioneering Women in Law
The Smithsonian
Justice Kentanji Brown Jackson is the first African-American woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Learn more about her and other Black women pioneers in the law profession in this article.

Grace Thorpe Protected Native Lands

Grace Thorpe organized her community when she learned that several Native American tribes were considering storing toxic nuclear waste materials on their lands (The Smithsonian, 2023) (Duration 1:44)

Diversify your Bookshelf

Women Authors Who Shaped the Last 100 Years of Literature
The Smithsonian
An article highlighting women writers who have shaped the 20th-century


Herstory Online Museum Exhibits
The National Women's History Musem
Explore women's herstory with the National Women's History Museum's online exhibits

How Women of Color Can Thrive in Law
The American Bar Association
Panel discussing the unique challenges women of color face as they seek advancement opportunities


Florida Association for Women Lawyers at Stetson - Learn about FAWLS
Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers - Learn about HAWLS
Pinellas Florida Association for Women Lawyers - Learn about PFAWL