Elizabeth (Betty) Southard

Elizabeth (Betty)
Legal Counsel, Research

August 1990 to Present

Practice Areas: Providing support for Sponsored Research operations including contract and grant review for compliance with state and federal laws and university policy; negotiation/drafting of acceptable contract language; advice and counsel on licensing transactions for university intellectual property; counsel to Animal Care and Use Committee; member of the Institutional Biosafety Committee; counsel to FSU Research Foundation and FSU Magnet Research and Development; assistance on intellectual property issues for the general university community; counsel and support on Outside Activity/Conflict of Interest Committee.

Education: BFA, Barry College; J.D., Florida State University

Bar Membership: Supreme Court of Florida

Prior Legal Employment: Worked in private practice for bankruptcy trustee; served in the Public Defender's Office in Leon County and as a law clerk for Judge Lewis M. Killian.