Judith Areen and Cynthia Love presented with Stetson University awards

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Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida, presented Judith Areen with this year’s William A. Kaplin Award and Cynthia Love with the Facilitators Award at the National Conference on Law and Higher Education in Orlando.

Judith Areen received the Kaplin Award and Cynthia Love received the Facilitators Award.

Judith Areen received the Kaplin Award and Cynthia Love received the Facilitators Award.

Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida, presented Judith Areen with this year’s William A. Kaplin Award. Cynthia Love was presented with the Facilitators Award. Both awards were presented during the 37th annual National Conference on Law and Higher Education on Feb. 11-15 at the Hilton Orlando Resort.

Judith Areen is the executive director of the Association of American Law Schools. The Kaplin Award recognizes scholars who have published works on education law that embrace the intersection of law and policy.

Areen’s second edition casebook on Higher Education and the Law exemplifies this intersection of law and policy. Areen served as executive vice president for law affairs of Georgetown University and as dean of the Law Center for 15 years. She has served as director of the Legal Representation Project, was general counsel to President Carter’s Reorganization Project, and served as special counsel to the White House Task Force on Regulatory Reform.

Cynthia “Cyndi” Love is executive director of the American College Personnel Association- College Student Educators International. The Facilitator Award honors educators who are proactive about safety and risk management and develop organization environments that are reasonably safe, educationally relevant and developmentally sound.

Love consults on developing advocacy cultures on campuses. She was recognized by three U.S. presidents for her advocacy work with underrepresented populations and is a member of the Working Advisory Group to the U.S. Secretary of State on Religion & Foreign Policy. Love also serves as one of 92 content experts from around the world with the Diversity Collegium Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks project. She spoke at the United Nations UUO Compass Coalition for LGBT Human Rights and has served as a thematic country specialist for LGBT human rights with Amnesty International.

Stetson’s five-day national conference, now approaching its 40th year, provides sessions for college attorneys, in house and private counsel, and higher education administrators, provosts and presidents.

Visit the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy at Stetson for more information about the Center’s work to advance the field of higher education law and policy at http://www.stetson.edu/law/academics/highered/home/.

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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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