Former “Hoarders” host speaks at Stetson’s Special Needs Trust Conference Oct. 18-20

Photo courtesy Ash Carr. Former “Hoarders” host Matt Paxton addresses Stetson University College of Law’s 19th Special Needs Trusts-The National Conference in October. Paxton, who co-founded the Legacy Navigator to help survivors handle estate cleanout, presents a complimentary lecture on the science of hoarding at the Sunshine Senior Center, 330 Fifth St. N., St. Petersburg, at 12 p.m. on Oct. 18. Paxton also presents to… » Read more

A model for better aging? Stetson students visit Dementia Village during study abroad in the Netherlands

Stetson Law students visited a model Dementia Village in the Netherlands as part of their elder law coursework during study abroad in The Hague. Photo courtesy Karolina Apa. By Kai Su “When I first heard the phrase ‘Dementia Village’ from my law professor, I was not sure what to expect,” said third-year Stetson Law student Karolina Apa. ” I vividly imagined a country style village… » Read more

Stetson offers study abroad in South Africa for law students, lawyers, and business professionals

Stetson University College of Law will begin offering a study abroad program in Cape Town, South Africa, starting in the summer of 2018. The Cape Town, South Africa program is meant to educate, inform, and create a better understanding of the world of international human rights in the context of South Africa’s evolution from apartheid to democracy. The program, July 5-Aug. 3, 2018, is open… » Read more

Students selected for Ms. JD Leadership Academy at Harvard

(L-R): Taylor Greenberg and Ashleigh Thornton attended the Ms. JD Leadership Academy Class at Harvard. Photo courtesy Ashleigh Thornton. Students Taylor Greenberg and Ashleigh Thornton were recently accepted for the Ms. JD Leadership Academy Class of 2017. Applicants were chosen from a pool of law school candidates around the country based on their demonstrated commitment to elevating the standing of women in the legal profession. … » Read more

July bar passage released

Stetson University College of Law’s bar passage rates for graduates who took the July 2017 Florida Bar Examination for the first time is 76.8 percent, exceeding the 71.3 percent statewide pass rate for the majority of Florida law schools. “At Stetson, our commitment for every student is a strong foundation upon which to prepare for and pass the bar. We will continue to work hard… » Read more

Campus Update

Friday, Sept. 15, 11:31 a.m.: Power is now restored at both the Gulfport campus and the Tampa Law Center. It will take us a little while to get back up and running, cool the buildings, and bring up all IT systems (including VPN, file servers and WiFi).  We will be opening campus at noon today for students, staff, and faculty. Except for our facilities staff… » Read more

Stetson again offers free will service for veterans aged 60 or older

Stetson University College of Law is again partnering with the Community Law Program and the St. Petersburg Bar Foundation during the month of November to prepare free simple wills and advance directives for low income veterans and their spouses aged 60 or older though the Sixth Annual Wills for Warriors Program. Walk-in appointments are not available. Veterans or their spouses must schedule individual appointments in… » Read more

Stetson hosts half-day CLE seminar for attorneys on the appeals process

Stetson University College of Law is hosting a half-day appellate practice CLE seminar for attorneys on Nov. 3 at the Tampa Law Center, 1700 N. Tampa St. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. for in-person registration, with the program beginning at 9:05 a.m. and concluding at 12 p.m. Attorney Keith Upson will provide attorneys with a roadmap for navigating the Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure and… » Read more

Senate confirms Stetson Veterans Law Institute director for federal judgeship

The U.S. Senate confirmed Stetson University College of Law Veterans Law Institute director and Professor of Law Michael P. Allen as a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims based in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 3. Professor Allen is a renowned expert on the law of veterans’ benefits, and has testified before Congress and written widely on veterans’ benefits issues.… » Read more

Carmen Johnson is new Pinellas Florida Association for Women Lawyers president

Carmen Johnson is Assistant Director for Admissions and Diversity Initiatives. Stetson Law Assistant Director for Admissions and Diversity Initiatives Carmen Johnson was installed as the new president of the Pinellas chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers on July 20 in Clearwater. She served previously as president-elect and secretary and for a two-year term as director of Continuing Legal Education with PFAWL. She is… » Read more