Stetson’s Women Lawyers Group Named Student Chapter of Year

For the third year in a row, Stetson’s chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers has been honored as Student Chapter of the Year by FAWL.

This year, FAWL spearheaded Stetson’s first Women’s Week, which featured several programs focused on promoting and celebrating women on and off campus.

Stetson law school women lawyers student chapter of FAWL
(L-R): Kaitlyn Konecny (Stetson FAWL 2017-2018 president, 2016-2017 vice president); Chloe Wells ’17 (Stetson FAWL 2016-2017 president); Casey Burns (Stetson FAWL secretary); Julia Alley (Stetson FAWL treasurer); Natalie Yello ’17 Ms. JD Fellow.

Stetson’s FAWL student President Chloe Wells also received the National Association of Women Lawyers award at Stetson College of Law’s Honors and Awards program on May 12. She was named Student Organization Leader of the Year this year during the Student Organization Awards.

“This group continues to impress me with their collaboration, creative programming, and commitment to FAWL’s mission of promoting gender equality,” said Office of Career Development Associate Director Joann Grages Burnett, FAWL adviser at Stetson. “I am thrilled that they are once again recognized for their contributions to Stetson and the legal profession.”

Stetson’s chapter will receive its award during the summer FAWL Annual Gala at the Florida Bar’s annual convention on June 22 in Boca Raton.

Established in 2014, the award is presented annually to the FAWL student chapter that has most effectively created new programs, events, or services and/or expanded on traditional programs, events or services that further FAWL’s mission; provided programs, events or services that encourage and assist members to become leaders in the law school and in the community; sought and gained exposure and recognition in both the law school community and the community as a whole; promoted diversity in law school and/or in the community; successfully recruited new members; and consistently participated in the state FAWL organization by paying dues in a timely manner, having an active chapter representative, attending meetings and functions, encouraging volunteers for committees and offices, working well with other local chapters, and assisting with FAWL projects.

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