Alumnus speaks with Stetson Law students about finding their focus as advocates

Alumnus Chris Sprowls ’09 spoke with Stetson Law students on Oct. 10  about finding their focus as advocates as part of Stetson’s Student Leadership Development Luncheon series.

Chris Sprowls spoke with students in the Great Hall at the Student Leadership Luncheon on Oct. 10.

Alumnus Chris Sprowls ’09 spoke with students in the Great Hall during the Student Leadership Development Luncheon on Oct. 10.

Sprowls is an assistant state attorney in the 6th Judicial Circuit serving Pasco and Pinellas counties.

While still students at Stetson Law, Sprowls and Vilma Martinez  ’09 worked with the American Bar Association to create a national veterans’ service initiative called Duty Bound. The goal of Duty Bound was to create a network of attorneys and law students to provide pro bono legal services to veterans in need through law school clinics.

As a Stetson student, Sprowls received the Edward D. Foreman Most Distinguished Student Award, was a member of both the Moot Court Board and Trial Team, was elected national chairman of the Law Student Division of the American Bar Association, and served with the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association. Martinez was the ABA Law Student Division liaison to the Legal Assistance for Military Personnel committee.

Stetson Law launched its Veterans Law Institute in May 2012, home to the Veterans Advocacy Clinic. Stetson’s Veterans Advocacy Clinic provides representation to veterans seeking government benefits as well as those appealing decisions denying benefits. To learn more, visit