International Law Society highlights hot topics and recognizes outstanding members

Panelists (L-R): Professor Royal Gardner, Professor Luz Nagle, Professor Jason Palmer and alumnus Ahmad Yakzan. By Kai Su About 40 students, professors, and members of the community gathered on Stetson’s Gulfport campus on Monday night, April 17, for an award recognition ceremony for the International Law Society Spirit Awards and panel discussion on “Hot Topics in International Law.” The program in the Great Hall was… » Read more

Stetson wins Florida Bar Law Student Professionalism YouTube contest for the third year in a row

Stetson’s parody of Law & Order won the Florida Bar contest. View the Video. Stetson University College of Law has won the Florida Bar Law Student Professionalism YouTube contest for the third year in a row. The contest was designed to promote professionalism among law students. Student Shaheen Nouri wrote and acted in this year’s video, “Law & Order: Ethical Victims Unit,” along with students… » Read more

Journal of International Aging Law & Policy holds first alumni mixer

(L-R): alumni Nicole Bell J.D. ’16, Jessica Close J.D. ’18, Korey Henson J.D. ’09, Yugma Desai J.D. ’18, Chelsea Ejankowski J.D. ’18, Professor Roberta Flowers, Journal editor-in-chief Natalie Yello, Professor Lance Long, Journal senior editor Alyssa Aquaviva, Olivia Mejido J.D. ’18, Stephanie Boussias J.D. ’18, Cassidy Peterson J.D. ’18, and executive editor Daniel Brown. Not pictured are associate editors Caleb Lopez J.D. ’18 and Adriana… » Read more

Student organizations sponsor Earth Day Celebration on the Gulfport campus

Professors Gardner, Long and friends rocked the Plaza Mayor Courtyard for Earth Day on Stetson’s Gulfport campus. Stetson’s student Environmental Law Society, Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, Food Law Society, and International Law Society sponsored an Earth Day Celebration in the Plaza Mayor courtyard on the Gulfport campus on April 11. Professor Ellen Podgor brought therapy dog Hans. The event featured free plant giveaways, t-shirt… » Read more

Crossing the Finish Line: part-time law student inspires fellow students to volunteer

Daniel Kuzma (third from right) gathered a team of students from the part-time class and Assistant Dean Laura Zuppo (third from left) for a 5k run for St. Jude’s on March 4. Part-time Stetson law student Daniel Kuzma carves out extra time to inspire fellow students to volunteer to help raise money for charity. The busy father of two started his first year in the… » Read more

What is animal law? Panel presents on career options in the practice area

(L-R): Stephen Wells, Elise Bennett, Student Animal Legal Defense Fund president Kimberly Rubino, SALDF vice president Annie Jed, Debbie Brown and Dan Yuter. The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund sponsored a panel on Careers in Animal Law on March 31. Panelists the discussed their experience, careers, and advice for students who wish to use their law degree to help animals. Center for Biological Diversity attorney… » Read more

Travis H.D. Lewin to receive Lifetime Achievement Award in Advocacy from Stetson

Syracuse University Professor of Law Emeritus Travis H.D. Lewin will be honored with the Stetson University College of Law Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching Advocacy in May. The award will be presented during Stetson’s Educating Advocates Teaching Advocacy Skills Conference May 22-24 in Gulfport, Florida. Professor of Law Emeritus Travis H.D. Lewin. Photo courtesy Syracuse Law. Professor Lewin led trial competition teams for… » Read more

Gujarat National Law University in India wins the International Environmental Moot Court Competition at Stetson

Stetson Professor Royal Gardner, director of the Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy, with the winning team from Gujarat National Law University in India. A team of students from the Gujarat National Law University in Gandhinagar, India, won the International Environmental Moot Court Competition, now in its 21st year, on April 1 at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida. For more than 20… » Read more

Stetson Law dean joins more than 160 law deans signing letter in support of legal aid

Dean Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz. On March 23, Stetson University College of Law Dean Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz joined more than 160 other deans from public and private law schools across the country in signing a letter in support of continuing funding for the Legal Services Corporation. “What brings us together today is a shared conviction that the loss of LSC funds would devastate efforts to provide… » Read more

Child Advocates of Stetson Law brings crowd to campus for screening of film, Foster Shock

Student Taylor Greenberg is an advocate for children. By Brielle Tucker The Child Advocates of Stetson Law, a newly formed student organization launched by Taylor Greenberg, drew a crowd of close to 200 to the Gulfport campus for the screening of Foster Shock on March 29. The documentary produced and directed by Mari Frankel highlights the problems with Florida’s privatized child welfare system. After the… » Read more