Stetson Law names Roberta Kemp Flowers interim director of Center for Excellence in Advocacy

Stetson University College of Law announces the appointment of Roberta Kemp Flowers, J.D., professor of law, as the interim director of the Center for Excellence in Advocacy. She begins her new role on June 1.

Flowers will be stepping down from her role as the director of the Center for Excellence in Elder Law to temporarily take the helm as the interim director of the Center for Excellence in Advocacy. Rebecca C. Morgan, J.D., Boston Asset Management chair in elder law, will fulfill the duties of the interim director for the Center for Excellence in Elder Law.

Flowers was the Center for Excellence in Advocacy’s director when the program began in the early 2000s and later became the director of the Center for Excellence in Elder Law. Returning to her previous role will be a homecoming, which will allow her to create a shared vision with others in the advocacy community at Stetson Law along with educating a new generation about effective advocacy.

 “I look forward to having Roberta’s guidance and experience at the helm again,” said President Wendy B. Libby, Ph.D. “She set the stage for the Center for Excellence in Advocacy, creating a foundation of knowledge and curriculum and building a tradition of excellence that continues today.”

Stetson Law is ranked the no.1 school for trial advocacy for the 21st time in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. The publication has been reporting law institution rankings for the past 25 years.

Stetson Law is committed to the concept of the complete advocate — one who commands a superior understanding of the law, is able to persuasively present evidence and has the humanity to know when to do what is right and just.

“My biggest goal this year is to bring all of the different pieces of advocacy at Stetson Law together,” said Flowers. “So many different members of the Stetson community are involved in advocacy. It will be a great opportunity for us to discuss how we can work together to improve a student’s education and our national influence in the advocacy arena.”