2019 Conference Session Speakers

Kristen David Adams

Kristen David Adams

Interim Dean and Professor of Law
Stetson University College of Law

B.A., Rice University
J.D.Emory Law School
LL.M., Yale Law School

  • Co-authored The Practice of Law School: Getting in and Making the Most of Your Legal Education
  • Co-authored seven books and authored almost 20 law review articles
  • Faculty advisor for the College of Law’s Dispute Resolution Board, one of the faculty coordinators for the Social Justice Advocacy Concentration, one of the faculty pro bono coordinators.
  • Courses include: Commercial Transactions, Dispute Resolution Board, Homeless Advocacy Externship, International Sales Law and Arbitration, Law through the Lens of Poetry, Payment Systems, Property
Andrew Appleby

Andrew Appleby

Assistant Professor of Law
Stetson University College of Law
B.S., Florida State University
M.B.A., University of Massachusetts - Amherst
J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law
LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center

  • Former Special Counsel for tax group at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP’s New York office
  • Former Partner for tax group at Evershed Sutherland (US) LLP’s New York office
  • Former Associate for corporate group at Alston & Bird LLP’s Atlanta Office 
  • Served as an information and business consultant prior to legal career 
  • Published: Leveling the Playing Field: A Separate Tax Regime for International Athletes for the Brooklyn Journal of International Law
Paul Boudreaux

Paul Boudreaux

Professor of Law
Stetson University College of Law
B.A., J.D., University of Virginia
LL.M., Georgetown University

  • Taught at Tulane University and the University of Richmond before coming to Stetson in 2003.
  • Courses Include: Environmental Law, Law and Policy Internship, Law Review, Legislation, Natural Resources Law Seminar, Real Property, Land Use Planning
  • Former judicial law clerk to the late Judge George Revercomb of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • Particular areas of interest in recent years have included endangered species protection, water quality, suburban sprawl, and urban redevelopment
Beth Casey

Beth Casey

Assistant Director, Office of Career and Professional Development
Stetson University College of Law
B.A., University of Florida
J.D., Stetson University College of Law

  • Member of Young Lawyers Section of the St. Pete Bar Association
  • Member of Journeys in Journalism Advisory Board for Pinellas County Schools
  • Practiced marital and family law, and served as guardian ad litem in family court prior to coming to Stetson
Ashley Chase

Ashley Chase

Associate Director of the Law Library, Coordinator of Legal Practice Technology and
Adjunct Professor of Law
Stetson University College of Law

B.A., Bradley University
J.D., University of Dayton School of Law
MLS, University of South Florida

  • Courses include Advanced Legal Research and Technology in Practice
  • Works with students on all aspects of legal practice technology including understanding software, online resources, security, and more
  • Research areas include library leadership and the changing role of librarians and libraries, technology’s impact on libraries and legal research, and reference and outreach services effectiveness for all legal populations.
Ashley Cease

Ashley Cease

Assistant Director of Academic Success and Bar Preparation Services
Stetson University College of Law
B.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
J.D., University of Miami School of Law

  • Member, The Florida Bar
  • Practiced law for five years before coming to Stetson
Kam Clark

Kam Clark

Assistant Director, Career and Professional Development
Stetson University College of Law
B.S., J.D., Florida State University

  • Practiced law in areas of domestic relations and civil litigation 
  • Created and supervised internship program with Marriott Sawgrass Resorts 
  • Previously served as the program coordinator for the Career Services Office at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • Certified to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Kirsten K. Davis

Kirsten K. Davis

Professor of Law, Director, Institute for the Advancement of Legal Communication
Stetson University College of Law
B.A., J.D., The Ohio State University
Ph.D., Arizona State University

  • Research and scholarship focuses on legal communication, law and rhetoric, professionalism, and professional ethics
  • Mobile application, My Legal Writing™, is a tool for better legal writing and is available for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices
  • Served on the board of directors of the Association of Legal Writing Directors and is a past chair for the AALS Section on Women in Legal Education
  • Courses include: Professional Responsibility, Research and Writing I and II, Advanced Legal Writing, Legal Discourse and Rhetorical Theory, Freedom of Expression, Comparative Freedom of Expression
Kristina Feher

Kristina Feher

Feher Law
B.A., Barry University
J.D., Thomas Cooley Law School

  • Managing member of Feher Law specializing in bankruptcy and family law
  • President of Pinellas County Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers 
  • Past member of the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors
  • Past section chair for the Young Lawyers section of the St. Pete. Bar