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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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Lambda shows its pride at St. Petersburg events

The Lambda Legal Society at Stetson participated in the annual St. Petersburg LGBT Pride Parade, on June 27 in St. Petersburg. The weekend parade followed the Supreme Court’s historic decision regarding gay marriage on June 26. Stetson Law students built a float, participated in the St. Petersburg LGBT Pride Parade. Photo by SeanCarlo Lopez. Stetson students participating in the parade event shared their perspectives. “It’s… » Read more
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Who’s again rising to the top? Stetson grads among Super Lawyers, Legal Elite

Hundreds of Stetson Law graduates were ranked among the best lawyers in the state of Florida again this year. This year, more than 400 Stetson Law graduates are named in the 2015 Florida Super Lawyers. Stetson placed third among the list of law schools with the most honorees this year in Florida Trend’s Legal Elite. Florida Super Lawyers includes 307 Stetson Law graduates and Florida… » Read more
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Think law school is for you? Two sessions at Stetson help you decide

Have you always wondered if law school is for you? Stetson University College of Law is hosting an open house in July and repeating in August about the admissions process for part-time law school applicants. Students interested in the full-time law program at Stetson are also invited to attend. Prospective law students interested in attending should RSVP for one of the open house sessions: Thursday,… » Read more
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Dire need for human rights advocates: Professor Nagle says after trip to Colombia

“There is a dire need for attorneys to be trained to be human rights advocates and to represent the human rights of indigenous groups, workers, displaced people, and individuals who are vulnerable to human trafficking, forced servitude, slavery, and other violations of fundamental human rights,” said Professor Luz Nagle, who faced the Medellin drug cartel during her tenure as a judge in Colombia. Professor Nagle… » Read more
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