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Stetson Law student receives Ms. JD Fellowship

Emilia Soliman

Stetson University College of Law third-year student Emilia L. Soliman was recently named a Ms. JD Fellow. She is the third Stetson Law student to receive this honor.

The Ms. JD Fellowship is a project in partnership with the American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession that was established nine years ago to provide mentoring and professional development opportunities for future women attorneys.

“The Ms. JD Fellowship is a wonderful mentorship program that will allow me to express myself and join a community of professionals who will guide me through the issues that women face in the law profession,” said Soliman. “This fellowship also will provide me with the support that I will need to be successful in the workplace after law school and give me a chance to create an incredible network and village with amazing women in the legal field.”

Fellows will be writing a blog entry on the Ms. JD Fellowship website and work either on a group project with other fellows or an individual project at their law school.

Soliman may be writing a blog about her experience as a young mom in law school along with the difficulties and challenges a mother faces as a full-time law student. She is currently researching topics for either an individual or group project as part of her fellowship.

Soliman has aspired to become an attorney ever since she was a child. She observed her uncle at his law firm after school, which sparked her passion for making a global difference with a law career.

She received Bachelor of Arts degrees in international and global studies and political science and government from the University of South Florida and her Master’s degree in Latin American and Caribbean studies at Florida International University.

Soliman is pursuing a career in international and immigration law after she graduates from Stetson Law next year. While at Stetson Law, she has been a member of Phi Alpha Delta, the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Tampa Hispanic Bar Association and the Stetson Law student publication Journal of International Aging Law & Policy and treasurer of the International Law Society.

International law and immigration are important to Soliman because she is an immigrant who left Honduras with her family at a young age. She wants to give back and help other immigrants in similar situations.  

“I have a multifaceted perspective and deeper understanding on a variety of global issues,” said Soliman. “I want to affect social change through laws and advance human rights throughout the world.”

-Sandra Carr