More than 100 Stetson law students train with VITA to help prepare free tax returns

On Jan. 13 and Jan. 20, Stetson’s American Bar Association chapter along with United Way and IRS volunteers trained more than 100 Stetson Law students in preparation for this year’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. The VITA program provides free assistance to low-income, elderly, disabled and other individuals to provide free assistance in preparing tax returns. Trained Stetson Law students will be volunteering at various… » Read more

Tampa Bay Times – Jan. 20, 2017 – Adjunct Professor Richard Harrison

Adjunct professor Richard Harrison spoke with the Tampa Bay Times for the article, “Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board plays fast and loose with disciplinary process.”… » Read more

Outstanding volunteers: Alumnae honored for pro bono service at the Florida Supreme Court

Several Stetson Law alumnae were honored at the Supreme Court of Florida on Jan. 19 by the Florida Bar for their work on behalf of poor and indigent clients. Florida Bar President William J. Schifino Jr. presented the 2017 Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Awards during a special ceremony to recognize and raise awareness about lawyers who are committed to public service and to… » Read more

Stetson honors Pamela Wiener Dubrule and Kathleen S. McLeroy for public service, civil rights advocate Judith Browne Dianis presents

Stetson University College of Law presented this year’s prestigious William Reece Smith Jr. Public Service Award to both Pamela Wiener Dubrule and Kathleen S. McLeroy during the annual Inns of Court Banquet and William Reece Smith Jr. Distinguished Lecture in St. Petersburg on Jan. 18. Pamela Dubrule. Dubrule has dedicated decades to providing public service to low-income individuals. She committed her career to public service,… » Read more

Poynter Institute – Jan. 17, 2017 – Professor Catherine Cameron

Professor Catherine Cameron is quoted in the Jan. 17 Poynter Institute article, “Why Donald Trump doesn’t have a libel case against BuzzFeed.”… » Read more

Student affairs dean receives Hillsborough County Bar Association Outstanding Young Lawyer Award

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Tammy Briant J.D. ’06 received the Hillsborough County Bar Association Outstanding Young Lawyer Award at the Hillsborough Bar Diversity Luncheon on Jan. 11. (L-R): Tracy Rich, Assistant Director of Residential Life; Madison Honchell, Clerical Assistant; Tammy Briant, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs; Alicia Norton, Student Success Coordinator; Sarah Siegrist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor; Jenna Kelly, Associate Director of Student Affairs.… » Read more

Harvard Crimson – Jan. 17, 2017 – Professor Peter Lake

Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the Harvard Crimson article, “Harvard to Launch Search for New Title IX Officer.”… » Read more

Stetson’s Black Law Students Association celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr.

Stetson University College of Law’s Black Law Students Association students, alumni, faculty and staff gathered to march in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade, one of the nation’s largest, in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Jan. 16. Stetson’s BLSA students also volunteered for the MLK Dream Big Family Fun Festival in Tropicana Field in downtown St. Petersburg. Approximately a hundred marching bands from across the… » Read more

Stetson’s lecture series on the environment begins on Jan. 24

Dr. Naomi Rose presented a biodiversity lecture on captive marine mammals last semester at Stetson. Stetson University College of Law’s Foreman Biodiversity Lecture series returns to the Gulfport campus for the spring semester on Jan. 24. All lectures are complimentary and open to the public on Stetson Law’s Gulfport campus, 1401 61st St. S. Upcoming lectures include: Jan. 24, 12 p.m., Great Hall, Jaclyn Lopez,… » Read more

Chronicle of Higher Education – Jan. 13, 2017 – Professor Peter Lake

Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education article, “When Students’ Prejudices Taint Reviews of Instructors.”… » Read more