Have the Stetson experience: attend an open house at the law school

Students, faculty gather at the Dolly & Homer Hand Law Library on the Gulfport campus. Stetson University College of Law invites future law students to attend an open house, “The Stetson Experience,” on Saturday, Feb. 27 from 10 a.m.- 2p.m. at 1401 61st St. S. in Gulfport. “If you ever wondered what law school is like, visit us for a few hours on a Saturday… » Read more

Stetson’s moot court wins best oralist award at national championship

(L-R): Students Kasey Feltner, Sterling Lovelady and Adriana Foreman. Stetson University College of Law’s moot court team of Kasey Feltner, Adriana Foreman and Sterling Lovelady won a best oralist award at the Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship this past weekend in Houston, Texas. It is the third best oralist award that Stetson’s advocacy teams have won in three months. The students participating in the… » Read more

Graduate honored for helping children with Florida Bar Pro Bono Award

Alumna Jennifer Anderson J.D. ’02 was among 21 lawyers who received a Florida Bar Pro Bono Award during an awards ceremony on Jan. 28 at the Florida Supreme Court. 1982 Stetson Law graduate and U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Catherine Peek McEwen was also honored at the Florida Supreme Court as the first recipient of the Chief Justice’s Distinguished Federal Judicial Service Award. Jennifer Anderson. Photo courtesy… » Read more

Stetson’s Inns of Court honors disability champion

(L-R): Dean Christopher Pietruszkiewicz, Maryellen McDonald and Professor Judith Scully. Maryellen McDonald, the executive director of Disability Rights Florida who has improved the conditions of institutionalized disabled Floridians, was presented with Stetson University College of Law’s prestigious William Reece Smith Jr. Public Service Award during the annual Inns of Court banquet on Jan. 26 in St. Petersburg. Michael Perlin, an internationally recognized expert in mental… » Read more

Want to learn more about earning your law degree while keeping your day job? Stetson hosts open house in February

December 2015 graduate Tammy Schweinsberg attended Stetson’s part-time law program. Stetson University College of Law will host an open house on Feb. 11 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Gulfport campus, 1401 61st St. S., for future students to learn more about its part-time law program designed for busy people with daytime commitments. By taking evening classes at Stetson’s Tampa Law Center and the Gulfport campus,… » Read more

Stetson’s National Conference on Law and Higher Education discusses the constitutional challenges raised by compliance mandates

The challenging legal landscape in higher education law and policy is the focus of Stetson University’s 37th annual National Conference on Law and Higher Education Feb. 11-15, 2016, at the Hilton Orlando. Title IX, constitutional law and compliance issues are the topics of a series of training workshops. Higher education institutions are facing some of the greatest legal challenges since the civil rights movement with… » Read more

Professor Gardner speaks at U.N. on water and sanitation

Professor Royal Gardner, director of the Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy at Stetson University, was invited  to speak on behalf of the Ramsar Convention at a meeting of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation in New York. Professor Gardner appeared on UN Web TV. The meeting on Nov. 20 marked the conclusion of 11 years of work by the board,… » Read more

Graduate appointed federal judge

Mac R. McCoy, who graduated from Stetson University with a dual B.A. in 1998 and J.D. in 2001, was appointed a U.S. magistrate judge for the Fort Myers Division of the Middle District of Florida this summer. The longtime shareholder with Carlton Fields Jorden Burt celebrated his investiture on Nov. 13. (L-R): Judge Mac R. McCoy at the investiture with Stetson Law Dean Christopher Pietruszkiewicz.… » Read more

Stetson Law 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 February to prepare free simple wills and advance directives for low income veterans and their spouses aged 60 or older though the Wills for Warriors Program. Walk-in appointments are not available. Veterans or their spouses must schedule individual appointments in advance by… » Read more

Is armed conflict making people vulnerable to human trafficking? Professor among invited international experts at U.N. conference

Professor Luz Nagle, a leading international voice in the fight against human trafficking, was part of a select group of experts invited by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons Nov. 29-30 in Amman, Jordan. Professor Nagle joined experts from around the world to assess the impact of armed conflict on making people vulnerable to human trafficking. Professor Nagle teaches courses including International… » Read more