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Students visit once hidden spring in Tampa

Law students at Stetson University recently had the unique opportunity to visit one of Tampa’s natural springs steps away from the Tampa Law Center. On Oct. 21, students in Professor Royal Gardner’s wetland seminar met with Thomas Ries of the Ecosphere Restoration Institute for a tour of the flowing natural spring only blocks from downtown Tampa’s urban skyline. Stetson alumnus Andrew Zodrow of the Hillsborough… » Read more
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Amendment 2 debated at Stetson

Approximately 400 people crowded into the Great Hall at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport on Thursday afternoon to hear a debate between former Florida Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Bell and attorney John Morgan on the topic of Amendment 2. Justice Bell and Morgan debated the need for Amendment 2 to legalize medical marijuana during the free public lunchtime event. Stetson Law’s debate was… » Read more
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Stetson dedicates “Brownacre” to professor James J. Brown

Family, friends, students, alumni and colleagues gathered at noon on Oct. 21  to honor the life and work of longtime Stetson University Professor of Law Emeritus James (J.J.) Brown, who died in May of this year. Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund Professor Emeritus James J. Brown Stetson Law dedicated one of Professor Brown’s favorite locations in Stetson’s Dolly and Homer Hand Law Library on the Gulfport… » Read more
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Panel addresses careers of state attorney, public defender

A panel of six lawyers discussed their varied careers as state attorneys and public defenders during a noontime lecture for students at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Fla. Panelists (L-R): Ashley Roura, Irene Maslanik, Howardene Garrett, Douglas Covington, Fred Schaub and Craig Schaeffer. Douglas Covington ’83 of the Office of the State Attorney for the 13th Judicial Circuit, Howardene Garrett of the Office… » Read more
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Texas Tech wins Stetson’s Seventh Annual National Pretrial Competition

Texas Tech University School of Law won Stetson University College of Law’s Seventh Annual National Pretrial Competition on Oct. 19 in Gulfport, Fla. The Texas Tech team with the competition judges. Back row: Julie Walbroel, the Honorable Caroline Tesche, and Stetson Law Associate Dean Michael Allen. Front row: John Roddy Pace, Katherine Handy (Best Advocate, Final Round), Delaney Crocker, and Caleb Miller. “All of the… » Read more
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Kevin Hughes directing development and alumni activities at Stetson Law

Fundraising professional Kevin M. Hughes has joined Stetson University College of Law in Tampa Bay, Fla., as assistant dean leading development and alumni relations. Kevin Hughes. Dean Hughes joined Stetson University from the Institutional Advancement office at Denison University in Granville, Ohio. He previously worked in development at the Ohio Health Foundation in Columbus, Ohio. “I’m thrilled to be at Stetson and am excited by… » Read more
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Dr. Kevin Quashie presents Social Justice Lecture

Dr. Kevin Quashie, a cultural studies and theory professor at Smith College, presented the Social Justice Lecture “Quiet, Justice, Love” on Oct. 15 on the Gulfport campus of Stetson University College of Law. Dr. Quashie’s lecture explored how the idea of quiet can impact characterizations of African-American culture, often linked with the idea of resistance and the yearning for justice. Dr. Quashie is the author… » Read more
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NOAA Fisheries biologist speaks at Stetson

Dr. John Carlson, a research fishery biologist with the National Marine Fisheries Service’s Southeast Fisheries Science Center in Panama City, Fla., presented the Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture on Oct. 8 at Stetson Law in Gulfport. Dr. Carlson discussed challenges in implementing regulations to help the endangered smalltooth sawfish species recover. Dr. John Carlson spoke at Stetson. Dr. Carlson has been a leader with… » Read more
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Christie Letarte: Serving the public interest through education and the law

by Alexandria Nicodemi, 2L Spring 2013 alumna Christie Letarte is a staff attorney for the Florida Senate Committee on Education. Her career combines her passion for education and the law. “I knew in some capacity that I wanted to be in public interest,” said Christie. “My undergraduate school [College of the Holy Cross] had a mission statement that was about being men and women for… » Read more
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Students learn about the legacy of the 1964 Civil Rights Act

A group of approximately 150 law students learned about the legacy of the 1964 Civil Rights Act during a presentation on Oct. 1 at Stetson University College of Law’s Gulfport campus. Students listen to Professor Emanuel’s presentation on civil rights on Oct. 1 in Gulfport. Photo by Jenna Kelly. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Anne Emanuel, Professor Emerita… » Read more
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