Crist will be Distinguished Professorial Lecturer

Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist will be a Distinguished Professorial Lecturer at Stetson University College of Law, starting this semester.

Charlie Crist

Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist. Click image for high-resolution version.

“It’s always exciting and stimulating to have the opportunity to interact with young people in our state, particularly the caliber of students at Stetson University College of Law,” Crist said. “It’s an honor and a privilege to be invited to do so and I’m very humbled by the invitation.”

Crist will serve as a guest lecturer in various classes, interact with students, and deliver presentations on the Stetson Law campus and at law school events. Crist plans to present Stetson Law’s Nichols Foundation Prominent Speakers Lecture Series in the spring. Established in 1995, the Nichols Series enriches academic life at Stetson by presenting prominent speakers from business, government and the law.

“Stetson University believes in public service and practical learning, and we are thrilled that Governor Crist will be sharing his unique insights into Florida law and policy with our students,” said President Wendy Libby. Crist, who recently joined the Morgan & Morgan law firm, said he is motivated to share his experiences in public service and what it means to serve the people of Florida to try to make their lives better. He said he plans to focus his teaching at Stetson on government and the law.

“It’s all about giving back and trying to help others and improving your community,” Crist said. “Graduates go on and do great work, pro bono and otherwise, throughout the state of Florida and the country from Stetson, the oldest law school in the state.”

“As former governor, attorney general, education commissioner and state senator, Charlie Crist has a wealth of personal knowledge to share with our students,” said Vice President and Dean Darby Dickerson. “Our students will have an extraordinary opportunity to learn about the inner workings of government and the law from a tenured public servant.”

The governor of Florida from January 2007 to January 2011, Crist’s tenure in public service includes serving as Florida State Senator, Education Commissioner and Attorney General. Crist moved to St. Petersburg, Fla., with his family as a child and attended the local school system through high school. He received his undergraduate degree from Florida State University and his law degree from the Cumberland School of Law.

His father, St. Petersburg-based physician Dr. Charles J. Crist, served on the College of Law Board of Overseers from 1979 through 1997.

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