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Welcome back: BLSA backyard summer barbeque tradition kicks off the fall

Professor Darryl C. Wilson, the adviser for the Black Law Students Association at Stetson, hosted a weekend backyard barbeque on Sunday, Aug. 23, at his home to welcome new and returning BLSA students. The annual event, approaching its 15th year, punctuated the end of summer as the rigor of fall classes began for students at Stetson University College of Law. The Black Law Students Association… » Read more
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How do we protect our children? Student advocates for reform in cases of abuse

Think back to your childhood, and your clearest memories of that time. Maybe you recall details of a family vacation, your best friend, a move that took you to a new city or a new school. SeanCarlo Lopez is a second-year student at Stetson Law. Perhaps what you recall most is a terrible tragedy that changed your life forever. Now imagine preserving that childhood memory… » Read more
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Law in the Emerald Isle & England? Stetson offers exchange programs

Students at Stetson University College of Law can spend either a semester or a full academic year in new foreign exchange programs with Dublin, Ireland, or Norwich, England. Stetson students selected for the program may earn an LL.M. degree from the University College Dublin’s Sutherland School of Law or University of East Anglia Law School by successfully completing a year of academic work, including a… » Read more
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Two more honors: Stetson wins Videographer Awards for alumni features

Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida, has won a Videographer Award of Distinction in the educational institution category for its alumni feature series, “Do the Extraordinary: Stetson Law Women Trailblazers.” Stetson Law Video Production Manager Stan Arthur and Manager of Media Relations Brandi Palmer interviewed recent female Law graduates who founded their own law firms in St. Petersburg, Florida, to produce the four-part… » Read more
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What did you do this summer? Student turns study abroad experience into job in Spain

Third-year Stetson Law student Brandon Williams is spending his summer as an associate at a law firm in Madrid, Spain. The 26-year-old turned a Stetson study abroad experience into a springboard for a summer associate position at the Avego Abogados law firm in Spain. While working in a different country can pose cultural and language barriers, Williams said that the law firm made him feel… » Read more
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What is it like to walk in the footsteps of a Freedom Rider? Student Brittany Brochard describes her summer journey

Stetson Law student Brittany Brochard traveled with Stetson’s civil rights course this summer, June 19-24, to trace the footsteps of the Freedom Riders. She described her journey.  Photos and story by Brittany Brochard, 2L (L-R): Brittany Brochard with Freedom Rider Rip Patton. At one point or another we all study the Civil Rights Movement – generally for a class period or two in our U.S.… » Read more
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Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announces settlement at the Tampa Law Center

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi held a press conference on July 8 at Stetson’s Tampa Law Center to announce a $136 million joint state-federal settlement with Chase Bank USA N.A. and Chase Bankcard Services Inc. for its unlawful credit card debt collection practices. The settlement was reached with Chase and 48 attorneys general, the District of Columbia, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Florida will… » Read more
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A model chapter two years in a row: Stetson’s student Florida Bar chapter honored again

(L-R): Jeffrey Berglund (3L), Ciara Willis (3L), Chantay Perry (2L), and Natalie Yello (2L). Stetson’s chapter of the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Law Student Division won “Chapter of the Year” for the second year in a row. The award was presented during the division’s annual meeting in conjunction with the Florida Bar Annual Convention June 24-27 in Boca Raton. Stetson’s chapter was recognized for… » Read more
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Four awards honor graduates’ significant service

Stetson University College of Law presented its annual awards to graduates and friends of the college in conjunction with the Florida Bar Annual Convention June 24-27 in Boca Raton. SLIDESHOW: Scott Bruin B.A. ’75 was presented the Distinguished Service Award in recognition of significant, meritorious and continuing contributions that benefit the college. Bruin is the executive managing partner of CapTrust Financial Advisors in Tampa. He… » Read more
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Stetson Graduate Balances Careers as Attorney and FIFA Soccer Referee

Christina Unkel ’12 is one of only seven women officials in the U.S. who represent the U.S. Soccer Federation at the highest international levels. By Brian K. Vandervliet When Christina Unkel ’12 began refereeing soccer games as a 10-year-old, she couldn’t have known her skills would someday allow her to be paid to make crucial, split-second calls in premiere soccer games around the world. Her… » Read more
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