GULFPORT, Fla., -- Stetson University College of Law has again been listed among the top 25 law schools graduating Hispanics in The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education. The December 2009 Hispanic Outlook listed Stetson Law 15th among law schools across the country graduating the most Hispanic students.
Stetson Law's Hispanic students have established a strong tradition of community and public service. David Fernandez, president of Stetson's Hispanic Bar Association, made history on Feb. 11 when he became the first law student to receive the Clearwater Bar Foundation Excellence in Pro Bono Award. Fernandez received the award for his work to provide Spanish-speakers with access to legal documents through a translation project.
Stetson's HBA was also honored for extraordinary service by the Florida Supreme Court with the Chief Justice's Voluntary Bar Association Pro Bono Service Award in 2006.
The Hispanic Outlook gathered statistics on the top 25 law schools from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. The magazine reports on the top U.S. law schools for Hispanics every year.
Stetson University College of Law is Florida's first law school. It has educated lawyers for more than a century. The law school is located in the Gulfport/St. Petersburg area with a law center in downtown Tampa.
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