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Florida State University


2005 Press Releases

Greg Mitchell named Sheila M. McDevitt Professor of Law

Apr 01, 2005

TALLAHASSEE—Dean Don Weidner announced today that Gregory Mitchell has been named the College of Law’s Sheila M. McDevitt Professor of Law.

The professorship, which is awarded based on scholarly productivity, was established by Sheila McDevitt, a 1978 College of Law graduate and senior vice president-General Counsel and chief legal officer for TECO Energy. She is former chair of the law school’s Board of Visitors and in 2003 was appointed by Gov. Jeb Bush to the Florida Board of Governors, which oversees the State University System.

“Greg Mitchell exhibits the characteristics important to a well-rounded faculty member and fundamental to every high-quality law school—scholarship and teaching ability,” McDevitt said.

Mitchell, who is an associate professor, earned his law degree and a Ph.D in psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. He joined the College of Law in 2002, and was selected First Year Class Teacher of the Year and Co-Teacher of the Year for Academic Year 2003-2004.

Dean Don Weidner called Mitchell “a phenomenally productive scholar who also is a superb classroom teacher.”

“We are thrilled to use this professorship to draw Greg back to Tallahassee from visiting professor posts at Vanderbilt and the University of Virginia,” Weidner said.

Mitchell teaches courses in civil procedure, evidence and employment discrimination. 

April 2005