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


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


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


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


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


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


Royal Gardner Named Interim Dean of Stetson University College of Law

Royal C. Gardner. Click image for high-resolution version. Stetson University Provost Beth Paul announced today that Professor Royal C. Gardner will serve as interim dean of the College of Law beginning in early July. Dean Darby Dickerson has accepted a deanship at Texas Tech University School of Law.   “I am confident that the strong momentum at Stetson University College of Law will continue under… » Read more


Stetson Law Team Wins Legal Writing Award

Stetson Law students won a series of awards at the Willem C. Vis (East) International Commercial Arbitration Moot.


Charlie Crist Speaks to Stetson Community

Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist spoke to more than 200 Stetson Law students on Tuesday, April 12, in his new role as Distinguished Professorial Lecturer at Stetson University.


Flexible Summer Courses Available

Law students visiting Tampa Bay area this summer can take advantage of daytime, evening, weekend and condensed courses.