Devon Westhill is a Florida native and current third year law student at the University of Florida.
Devon has contributed significantly to his community through his involvement with activities such as: the American Inns of Court and the UF Restoration of Civil Rights Pro Bono Project. Paramount among his campus activities however, has been his leadership of the UF Student Chapter of the Federalist Society. Devon served as Junior President during his 2L year, helping to take the chapter to a third straight finalist finish for national chapter of the year. Devon, now the President, will serve as the Chairman of the 33rd National Student Symposium to be held at UF. Throughout his experiences, Devon has gained expertise and honed natural skills in leadership, management, fundraising, public speaking, legal research and writing, litigation, government, politics, and strategy.
Prior to attending law school, Devon paid his way through college by working at two hospitals in Gainesville, FL and later at a homeless shelter in Raleigh, NC. He earned a BA in Philosophy with a concentration in Political Philosophy from UNC at Chapel Hill.
Prior to college, Devon served in the U.S. Navy as an Expeditionary Warfare Specialist. During boot camp he served as the Recruit Chief Petty Officer – the highest ranking recruit position – of his 88-man “900 division” (a special military drill division). Upon graduation from boot camp, Devon received the Navy Club Military Excellence Award. It is the top award that a recruit can earn and is presented to a single graduating recruit. Devon is also a graduate of the Navy’s Master-at-Arms “A” school where he earned “Top Gun” designation (best marksman) and he attended the U.S.M.C. School of Infantry at Camp Lejeune. His decorations include: National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and Expert Marksmanship Medals in both pistol and rifle.
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2014 Annual Student Symposium
March 25, 2014