Florin|Roebig Attorney Wil Florin has been selected to join Stetson University’s Board of Trustees, to serve a four (4) year term as a participating member. Founded in 1883, Stetson University is known for its nationally-ranked and competitive academic programs, both on its undergraduate campus and in the trial advocacy curricula offered by the law school.
An alumnus of Stetson University College of Law (‘80), Florin has remained actively involved in the Stetson community, serving as an adjunct professor for the Trial Practice course as well as a host and keynote speaker for their annual “Friends and Family Day” campus event.
In addition to this honorable appointment to the Board of Trustees, Florin will continue to serve his second three (3) year term as an active member of the Stetson University College of Law Board of Overseers.
A New Chance to Give Back
Wil Florin looks forward to filling his new role as a board member, as it presents yet another opportunity for the firm to contribute to the school’s development and success. Throughout its expansion, Florin|Roebig has taken part in several academic projects to enhance the learning experience for both law students and faculty at Stetson University’s College of Law. In 1993, the firm constructed a teaching courtroom on the Gulfport campus which became a centerpiece for the school’s repeated national ranking as #1 in Trial Advocacy by U.S. News and World Report. The facility is one of the largest and most technologically advanced of its kind, and regularly serves as a venue for teaching and competitive events, as well as a meeting place for The Florida Second District Court of Appeals for oral argument.
Building Connections with the Past
Florin|Roebig also has sponsored the law school’s annual traveling civil rights course since 2003. This award winning legal studies course allows students the opportunity to travel the Deep South and experience famous locations critical to the nation’s struggle for equal rights, as well as meet with still living movement leaders.
In July 2017, Florin|Roebig was commemorated by the College of Law for its ten year-long commitment to the Civil Rights Movement course, with news that one of Washington D.C.’s most notable educational forums, Newseum, would feature the research and other collected resources from the course’s professor and longstanding friend of the firm, Professor Emeritus Bob Bickel, to spread public awareness of the Freedom Riders’ struggle for racial justice in the 1960s.
As a result of their demonstrated commitment to the University, Wil Florin and Tommy Roebig were awarded the Paul May outstanding alumni award by the 6,000 member Stetson Lawyer’s Association in 2007.