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Stetson University College of Law Sponsors Nation’s Largest Intercollegiate Mock Trial Tournament

The final round of the American Mock Trial Association’s tournament, with 48 teams from undergraduate schools across the nation, will be sponsored by Stetson University College of Law and hosted by the University of Central Florida, April 11-13, in Orlando, Fla. The 2014 AMTA National Championship Tournament will include four rounds, with each mock trial round consisting of a team representing the prosecution competing against… » Read more
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Dean Christopher Pietruszkiewicz and Judge Pamela Campbell Honored by Pinellas County School Board

Sixth Judicial Circuit Judge Pamela Campbell (left) and Dean Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz. The Pinellas County School Board honored Stetson University College of Law Dean Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz and Sixth Judicial Circuit Judge Pamela Campbell for their commitment to civics education in Pinellas County through the Constitution Hall exhibit. As a part of the Gus A. Stavros Institute’s Finance Park, the Constitution Hall is an interactive… » Read more
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Human trafficking to be discussed at breakfast forum

The public is invited to attend a provocative conversation about sex trafficking in our community during the “Shattering the Stigma: Human Trafficking Breakfast Forum” on Feb. 27. The event is free, but advance reservations are requested. To RSVP, please call 813-254-1734 or email office@jlthq.com. WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 27, 7:30-10:30 a.m. WHERE: William Reece Smith Jr. Courtroom Stetson University’s Tampa Law Center 1700 N. Tampa St.,… » Read more
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Special Moment: 1955 Graduate Discovers a Familiar Photo

While visiting campus on Sept. 20, 2012, Lewis Haines II ’55 examined a framed poster outside the Dean’s Office of the formal dedication of Stetson Law’s Gulfport campus on Sept. 19, 1954. “That’s me,” he said, recognizing the photo of the courtyard procession taken by the St. Petersburg Times. Since that historic day 58 years ago, Haines (pictured below with his fiancée Christine Benbow) has… » Read more
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Stetson Graduates Will Comprise 20% of Elected Public Defenders in Florida

On Jan. 7, 2013, two Stetson Law graduates will retire from long-held positions as elected public defenders in Florida. On the same day, three Stetson graduates will be sworn in as newly elected public defenders, increasing the percentage of elected public defenders who graduated from Stetson to 20 percent in Florida. The list of Stetson-educated current and incoming elected public defenders in Florida includes (pictured… » Read more
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Stetson Law campuses open on Tuesday

Stetson University College of Law’s Gulfport and Tampa Law Center campuses will be open Tuesday, June 26. Stetson Law administrators are closely monitoring severe weather and area bridge closings. As of 1:20 p.m. on Tuesday, the Howard Frankland Bridge is open in both directions. Classes beginning at 5:15 p.m. or later are not currently scheduled for cancellation. Please check back for further notifications if weather… » Read more
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Stetson Law’s Amnesty International hosts panel discussion on homeless advocacy

Story by Valeria Obi Stetson’s Amnesty International hosted a panel discussion, “Demand Dignity Campaign: A Panel on Homeless Advocacy,” on April 10 at Stetson Law in Gulfport. The purpose was to bring awareness to the plight of those who become homeless, and to provide students with an opportunity to learn how to help the homeless community through legal action and community activism. Two of the… » Read more
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Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture Series begins with a discussion about protecting the coastal environment

On Thursday afternoon in Gulfport, Gary Lytton, the director of the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Naples, Fla., talked with Stetson Law students in the Great Hall about the struggle to protect the coastal environment and one of the few remaining undisturbed mangrove estuaries. Lytton discussed the tug-of-war between coastal development and environmental preservation. “It really is like managing a balancing act,” Lytton… » Read more
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Professor is crossing borders in animal law

VIDEO: Professor Fitzgerald discusses animal law. (3 min:55 sec) It is easy to spot Professor Peter Fitzgerald on the Stetson Law campus in Gulfport. He is usually with Duncan and Dora, two special golden retrievers. Duncan is a certified therapy dog and Dora is in training for her therapy dog qualification. Fitzgerald rescued Duncan a day before he was scheduled to be euthanized. He recently… » Read more
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Stetson Law Sweeps State Moot Court Competition for Second Straight Year

Moot court team members (l-r): Jason Lambert, Chad Burgess, and Brooke Geiger. Click image for high-resolution version. A trio of students from Stetson University College of Law won the top three awards at the 2011 Robert Orseck Memorial Moot Court Competition in Orlando on June 23.   Stetson’s moot court team of Chad Burgess, Brooke Geiger, and Jason Lambert won the competition and the Best… » Read more
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