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2004 Press Releases

Debra Lyn Bassett named Loula Fuller and Dan Myers Professor

Sep 01, 2004

TALLAHASSEE—Florida State University Professor Debra Lyn Bassett has been appointed the Loula Fuller and Dan Myers Professor of Law.

The professorship was donated to the law school by Tallahassee law partners and husband and wife Loula Fuller and Dan Myers, both 1985 graduates of the College of Law. They created the professorship in January with a $150,000 gift to enable the law school to recruit or retain an “exceptionally productive” legal scholar.

Bassett joined the College of Law this fall. She received her law degree in 1987 from the University of California, Davis, where she was senior articles editor of the U.C. Davis Law Review. In addition to her frequent law journal publications, Bassett is coauthor of two popular professional responsibility casebooks, Problems in Legal Ethics (6th ed., West Group 2003) and California Legal Ethics (4th ed., West Group 2003). She taught previously at Michigan State University College of Law and at the University of California, Davis, School of Law and was a visiting professor of law at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. She teaches Civil Procedure, Federal Jurisdiction, Professional Responsibility, and Complex Civil Litigation.

“We are happy to have the opportunity to help Florida State College of Law attract and retain professors of Ms. Bassett’s quality,” Fuller said.

The Myers & Fuller law firm is a nationally known boutique that represents car and truck dealers in more than 40 states in litigation against auto manufacturers in state and federal courts and in administrative proceedings. The firm has played a major role in representing state motor vehicle dealer associations before state legislatures and has drafted numerous statutes regulating the franchise relationship between manufacturers and dealers. The firm also represents clients in commercial litigation, environmental regulation, and in appeals before both state and federal courts. 

September 2004