Paul Carland specializes in education law, having served as general counsel for the school boards of Broward and Hernando counties before joining Seminole State in January 2016.
As general counsel, Carland provides legal opinions and advice, and guides the Seminole State community on the development, refinement, review and recommendation of College policies and procedures. Carland also leads the College's Office of Legal Affairs.
Carland was a staff attorney for the Lee County School Board and served on the Florida School Board Attorney Association (FSBAA) Board of Directors. He is certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in education law and is a member of the National School Board Association’s Council of School Attorneys (COSA), the Florida Bar Education Law Committee and the Association of Corporate Counsel.
Carland, a native of Fort Lauderdale, holds a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Nova Southeastern University and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Political Science from the University of Florida.