November 01, 2017

Stetson College of Law professor Ellen Podgor to receive ABA Raeder-Taslitz Award

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2017 — The American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section will honor Ellen S. Podgor, a Gary R. Trombley Family White Collar Crime research professor at Stetson University College of Law, with its Raeder-Taslitz Award on Friday, Nov. 3 in Washington, D.C. The award will be presented at the CJS Awards Luncheon during the 2017 CJS Tenth Annual Fall Institute at the Westin Washington Hotel.

The award recognizes a law professor who exemplifies ethical and professional conduct; demonstrates excellence in scholarship, teaching or community service; and has made a significant contribution to promoting public understanding of criminal justice, justice and fairness in the criminal justice system or best practices on the part of lawyers and judges.

“Ellen has a long list of academic accomplishments that attest to her exemplary contributions to the field of criminal justice, specifically, white collar crime,” said Morris “Sandy” Weinberg, chair of the ABA Criminal Justice Section. “Ellen has co-authored many books and authored articles and essays that contribute to the study and practice of criminal law, and for that we will honor her with the Raeder-Taslitz Award.”

Podgor teaches White Collar Crime, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure: Adjudication, and White Collar Advocacy. She served as Stetson’s inaugural associate dean of Faculty Development and Electronic Education. 

She is the co-author of numerous books, including “Hornbook on White Collar Crime and White Collar Crime in a Nutshell.” She is the editor of the “White Collar Crime Prof Blog.” Podgor has authored more than 70 law review articles and essays in the areas of computer crime, international criminal law, lawyer’s ethics, criminal discovery, prosecutorial discretion, corporate criminality and other white collar crime topics.

Podgor is a past chair of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Criminal Justice and Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues sections; past president of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS); a member of the American Law Institute and an honorary member of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers (ABCL).  In 2010, she received the Robert C. Heeney Award, the highest honor given by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL).

Podgor came to legal education after serving as a deputy prosecutor handling major felony and misdemeanor cases and then as a private practitioner in Indiana. 

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