Working in Big Law: Stetson’s Career Development Office hosts workshop

Stetson University College of Law’s Career Development Office hosted professionals who lead summer associate recruiting from three large law firms on March 23 who volunteered their time to talk to first year Stetson law students. Career Development hosted a workshop with attorney recruiters from large law firms for students. Photo by Brielle Tucker. (L-R): Eric Page and student Michelle Moretz. Photo by Brielle Tucker. The… » Read more

Does corporate money intersect with politics? Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream presents at Stetson Law Review Symposium

Ben Cohen spoke at Stetson. Stetson University College of Law hosted a daylong Stetson Law Review Symposium, “Can Corporations Be Good Citizens? How Corporate Law, Litigation, Lobbying and Money in Politics Intersect,” on March 24 in Gulfport, Florida. The keynote was presented by Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream. Cohen, who founded the non-profit Stamp Stampede to build a movement to get big… » Read more

Stetson hosts public lecture on the role of courts in promoting biodiversity

Stetson University College of Law hosted a public lecture on the “Role of Courts in Promoting Biodiversity” on March 30 in the Great Hall at Stetson law school. Judge Anthony Lucky presented the Foreman Biodiversity Lecture. Judge Anthony Lucky of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea presented the complimentary Foreman Biodiversity Lecture, held in conjunction with the International Finals of Stetson’s International… » Read more

Stetson kicks off first annual Women’s Week celebration

Stetson Law students made cards of encouragement to donate during Women’s Week. The cards were given to Alpha House, an organization which provides housing and supportive services to homeless pregnant women and teens, new mothers with infants, and families experiencing crisis pregnancies. Stetson law school launched its first annual Women’s Week celebration during the week of March 13, with a pro bono event, performance/fundraiser, panel… » Read more

Internationally known human rights activist speaks at Stetson

Internationally known human rights activist John Prendergast presented on “Stopping Genocide by Stopping the War Profiteers” on March 16 in the Great Hall on Stetson law school’s Gulfport campus. John Prendergast spoke at Stetson on genocide. Prendergast addressed a crowd gathered to hear him talk in the Great Hall on Stetson’s campus. Prendergast, author of Not on Our Watch, co-author with Michael Mattocks of Unlikely … » Read more

Stetson celebrated Diversity Week with student-led events

By Brielle Tucker Stetson University College of Law celebrated Diversity Week in honor of the American Bar Association’s Diversity Day with a series of events designed to provoke discussions about how to improve diversity and inclusion on the law school campus, as well as how to address implicit bias in the legal profession. Students led the discussion during the “Black in America” event on the… » Read more

Stetson hosts complimentary movie, panel on the foster care system

Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport is hosting a screening of the documentary film Foster Shock followed by a panel discussion on March 29. WHO: The Child Advocates of Stetson Law student organization is partnering with the Guardian ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay to present an event to help people learn more about challenges facing youth in group homes in the Florida foster… » Read more

Stetson hosts Diversity and Inclusion Youth Pre-Law Conference, now in its 15th year

By Carmen Johnson, Assistant Director for Admissions and Diversity Initiatives Stetson University College of Law recently hosted the 15th Annual Diversity and Inclusion Youth Pre-Law Conference on Feb. 24 at the Tampa Law Center. This year, students from Thomas Jefferson High School’s Law and Criminal Justice Academy attended the event.  Held annually in partnership with the Law School Admission Counsel’s (LSAC) since 2002, the… » Read more

Global climate change: where does science meet policy?

Stetson University Associate Professor of Chemistry Song Gao, Ph.D., discussed the impacts of global climate change with the College of Law community and members of the public on Feb. 27. Dr. Song Gao presented the Biodiversity Lecture at Stetson. Photo by Alan Brock. Dr. Song Gao presented on “Atmospheric Aerosols, Super Greenhouse Gases, Global Climate Change: Where Science Meets Policy” as part of Stetson’s Foreman… » Read more

Paying it forward: Nenezian-Jones-Cooley Scholarship recipients named

Stetson University College of Law students and alumni celebrated student scholarship recipients with a softball game in Hoyt Field in Gulfport on Feb. 11. Students and alumni gather after the scholarship softball game for a photo. The alumni won the game. Photo courtesy Marissa Marchena. (L-R): Bill Loughery J.D. ’84, student scholarship recipients Miles Hickman and Marissa Marchena and Jeff Adams J.D. ’84. Photo courtesy… » Read more