Enter the World of Lisa Edgar: A Journey of Dedication
Lisa Edgar, an Associate in Law at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, and a Senior Fellow with the University of Florida Public Utility Research Center, specializes in Public Utility, with a focus on Energy, Environmental, and Administrative Law & Policy. She’s a true embodiment of dedication, determination, and durability, and we are delighted to present her story, background, and inspirational words for other women!
Lisa’s journey began in a small rural village in Michigan. When she chose to leave behind a small academic scholarship at the University of Michigan and come to Tallahassee for FSU, it felt like a big-city adventure for her!
Her fascination with government processes, people, and organization had always been a driving force. As a third-year FSU law student, Lisa had the opportunity to serve as a Legislative Intern with the Florida House of Representatives, Regulated Industries Committee. This experience became a turning point in her life, as she encountered people who generously shared their time, expertise, and themselves, leaving an indelible mark on her. These lessons and experiences became the bedrock of her professional journey.
Lisa’s career has been a series of stepping stones, each role adding new layers of responsibility and pressure. Each step has been a privilege and a surprise, further affirming her choice to attend law school and work for the State of Florida.
She says, “Now, I’m privileged to work with law students doing semester externships with government agencies and non-profit organizations. We need more smart, dedicated young attorneys doing this work!”