TAMPA, FL – Stetson University College of Law alumni and Dean Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz gathered at the law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP for an evening reception on October 22, 2013 to Celebrate Diversity in the Legal Community.
The evening event included remarks from Dean Pietruszkiewicz, Stetson Professor of Law Ellen S. Podgor and 2011 Stetson Law alumnus David J. Brunell, a previous Pride Scholarship recipient.
“Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP was honored to host this event to celebrate the diversity in our legal community,” said Michele Leo Hintson, partner and member of Shumaker’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the Stetson Lawyers Association Advisory Council.
Members of the local legal community, including the Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers, George Edgecomb Bar Association, Tampa Bay Hispanic Bar Association, South Asian Bar Association, Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Tampa Bay, National LGBT Bar Association (Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater members and the Pinellas Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers were invited to attend, along with minority organization student leaders from Stetson Law.
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Founded in 1925, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is a full service business law firm with more than 225 attorneys practicing in Toledo and Columbus, Ohio; Tampa and Sarasota, Florida; and Charlotte, North Carolina.
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.