Helia Garrido Hull

Helia Garrido Hull
Associate Professor of Law,
Coordinator of Student Professionalism Enhancement Program


(321) 206-5644


J.D., Stetson University College of Law (Cum Laude)
BA, Providence College (Cum Laude)

Classes Taught

Disability Law
Professional Responsibility
Legal Research and Writing 1
Legal Research and Writing 2
Mental Health, Disability Law and Public Policy Seminar


Helia Garrido Hull is an Associate Professor of Law and the Coordinator of the Student Professionalism Enhancement Program at Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law. She has also served as the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

Professor Hull is a member of the Florida Bar and began her legal career practicing in the area of disability law, specializing in cases involving violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. She also focused her practice on mental health law. Being consistently committed to public service, she was selected as one of ten Florida Bar Public Service Fellows while in law school. She served on the Board of Directors of the Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities, Inc. for over twelve years, including two years as the chairperson. The Advocacy Center (renamed Disability Rights Florida) is charged under both federal law and the Florida Governor’s Executive Order to advocate the legal, human and civil rights of individuals with disabilities in Florida.

Professor Hull teaches disability law, professional responsibility, mental health law, legal research and writing, and appellate advocacy. Professor Hull's scholarship has focused on various issues affecting individuals with disabilities and issues regarding ethics and professionalism.


Lost in the Weeds of Pot Law: The Role of Ethics in the Movement to Legalize Marijuana, 119 Penn St. L. Rev. 333 (2014). (Lead Article)

Diversity in the Legal Profession: From Rhetoric to Reality, 4 Colum. J. Race & L. 1 (2013). (Lead Article)

Why We Can’t Be Friends: Preserving Public Confidence in the Judiciary Through Limited Use of Social Networking, 63 Syracuse L. Rev. 175 (2013). (Lead Article)

Legal Ethics for the Millennials: Avoiding the Compromise of Integrity, 80 UMKC L. Rev. 1 (2011). (Lead Article)

Regression by Progression: Unleveling the Classroom Playing Field Through Cosmetic Neurology, 33 U. Haw. L. Rev. 193 (2010).

The Not-So Golden Years: Why Hate Crime Legislation is Failing a Vulnerable Aging Population, 2009 Mich. St. L. Rev. 387 (2009).

Electroconvulsive Therapy: Baby Boomers May be in for the Shock of Their Lives, 47 U. Louisville L. Rev. 241 (2008). (Lead Article)

Equal Access to Post-Secondary Education: The Sisyphean Impact of Flagging Test Scores of Persons with Disabilities, 55 Clev. St. L. Rev. 15 (2007). (Lead Article)

Induced Autism: The Legal and Ethical Implications of Inoculating Vaccine Manufacturers from Liability, 34 Cap. U. L. Rev. 1 (2005). (Lead Article)

Professor Hull’s most recent publications and working papers may be found on the Social Science Research Network

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