Stetson Professor New Southeastern Association of Law Schools’ President

GULFPORT, FL (PRWEB) August 22, 2014

Stetson University Professor of Law Ellen S. Podgor has been selected as the new president of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools, a regional association of law schools that includes 72 member schools and 31 affiliate member schools.

SEALS promotes legal scholarship, provides a mentorship program for new scholars, and hosts events for law professors honing their teaching skills. SEALS annual meeting attracts scholars from around the world, offering discussions on substantive legal issues and teaching topics.

Podgor is the Gary R. Trombley Family White-Collar Crime Research Professor at Stetson University. She has led faculty strategic initiatives and spearheaded developments in online education at Stetson, serving as the associate dean of faculty development and electronic education and as the LeRoy Highbaugh Sr. Research Chair. Professor Podgor also chairs the Advisory Committee of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers White-Collar Criminal Defense College at Stetson. Now in its 56th year, the NACDL presented Professor Podgor with its highest honor, the Robert C. Heeney Award, in 2010.

Professor Podgor is a preeminent scholar in white collar crime law. She is the recipient of the Dickerson-Brown Award for Excellence in Faculty Scholarship and the Homer & Dolly Hand Award for Excellence in Research at Stetson.

Professor Podgor co-authored numerous books including “White Collar Crime in a Nutshell,” “Understanding International Criminal Law,” and the first ever “Hornbook on White Collar Crime.” She has authored more than 70 law review articles and essays in the areas of computer crime, international criminal law, lawyer’s ethics, criminal discovery, prosecutorial discretion, corporate criminality, and other white collar crime topics. This award-winning professor also edits the highly ranked White Collar Crime Prof Blog.

Professor Podgor served on the board of directors of the NACDL and presently serves on the board of the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law. She chairs the AALS Section on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity issues, is an honorary member of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, and is a member of the American Law Institute. She has also served as chair of the Criminal Justice Section of the Association of American Law Schools.

Stetson University College of Law Dean Christopher Pietruszkiewicz is SEALSs past-president, serves on the board of trustees, and as deputy secretary/compliance officer with the organization.

About Stetson University College of Law

Stetson University College of Law, Florida’s first law school, has prepared lawyers and leaders since 1900. Today, Stetson leads the nation in blending legal doctrine with practical training, evidenced by its top-ranked programs in advocacy and legal writing. Through our academically rigorous curriculum and commitment to social responsibility, Stetson lawyers are ethical advocates ready to succeed in the legal profession.

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