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Stetson honored by CLEO for helping diversify the legal profession

Stetson University College of Law was honored in the nation’s capital by the Council on Legal Education Opportunity for helping diversify the legal profession. CLEO honored Stetson during the fall semester among 45 law schools, 45 law firms, corporations, associations and 45 individuals who played a critical role in the financial viability of CLEO since 2000.
Stetson was included in the inaugural group of William… » Read more

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Stetson University names Ulmer Vice President for Development

Stetson University has named Jeffrey A. Ulmer vice president for development and alumni engagement. Ulmer joins Stetson from the University of Central Florida where he serves as assistant vice president overseeing fundraising at multiple academic colleges. Prior to that Ulmer was responsible for setting the strategic direction for UCF’s Athletic Development Program.
“I am excited to join the distinguished community of faculty, staff and students… » Read more

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Stetson Law summer course explores sea turtle conservation

Stetson University College of Law is bringing sea turtle conservation experts to the Gulfport campus in April and adding a new summer course for law students on sea turtle protection in May and June.
The new summer course runs May 27-June 6 for law students interested in learning about the threats to endangered sea turtles and legal and policy framework to protect them. Students enrolled… » Read more

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Stetson wins American Association for Justice regional mock trial competition

Stetson University College of Law’s trial team of Will Casey, Jean-Pierre Gilbert, Daniel Miles and Lisa Ungerbuehler won the American Association for Justice southeast regional mock trial competition in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., on March 23. The team will advance to compete in the AAJ national championship competition in Santa Monica, Calif., on April 10.
Stetson sent two teams to the regional competition.
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Noted defense attorneys John Keker, Jan Nielsen Little receive White Collar Criminal Defense Award from NACDL, Stetson Law

On Saturday, March 22, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers presented both John Keker and Jan Nielsen Little with the 2014 White Collar Criminal Defense Award at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Fla. Keker and Little received their awards during NACDL’s White Collar Criminal Defense College at Stetson. The White Collar Criminal Defense Award is presented annually to individuals who have made… » Read more

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Stetson’s Maritime Law Society, volunteers clean up local reef, beach

Stetson Law’s student Maritime Law Society sponsored a semi-annual beach and dive cleanup at Anna Maria Island on Saturday, March 8. Maritime Law Society president Tom Adams and vice president Brandon Robinson, Stetson Law professor Lance Long, and approximately 30 volunteers dedicated their Saturday to cleaning up pollution from area beaches.
Half of the volunteers, certified scuba divers, dove to clean up known problem reef… » Read more

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NY Times journalist to speak at Stetson Law commencement

Adam Liptak, a lawyer, author and New York Times Supreme Court correspondent, will address 260 graduates of Stetson University College of Law on May 17 in Gulfport, Fla.
Stetson’s commencement takes place at 8:30 a.m. in the courtyard on the law school’s Gulfport campus, 1401 61st St. S.
Liptak was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for his series “American Exception” and writes the popular “Sidebar” column… » Read more

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Babe Ruth’s daughter returns to Stetson Law campus

In 1932, Julia Ruth Stevens was a teenager with the most famous father in the world ─ Babe Ruth.
Her parents stayed at St. Petersburg’s prestigious Rolyat Hotel, where the “Sultan of Swat”  signed his legendary contract with the New York Yankees and stayed during spring training.
According to an article in the 2001 St. Petersburg Times, the Rolyat officially closed a little over a… » Read more

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Stetson again ranked #1 in trial advocacy by U.S. News

For the 16th time, U.S. News & World Report ranked Stetson University College of Law first in trial advocacy. Stetson also is ranked sixth in the nation for legal writing and is listed among the top 100 law schools in the country.
“It goes without saying that the advocacy program at our College of Law is outstanding and the best known of the many high… » Read more

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Law student honored at military appreciation banquet

Second-year part-time Stetson Law student William Mitchell was honored on March 4 at the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Military Appreciation Banquet in Tampa with the Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year-Reserves award.
The award recognizes members of the military who show significant involvement in the community while excelling in the military.
Mitchell works full time with the Air Force Reserves and interns for 13th Judicial… » Read more

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Stetson University College of Law, Florida's first law school, has prepared lawyers and leaders since 1900. Today, Stetson leads the nation in blending legal doctrine with practical training, evidenced by its top-ranked programs in advocacy and legal writing. Through our academically rigorous curriculum and commitment to social responsibility, Stetson lawyers are ethical advocates ready to succeed in the legal profession.

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Stetson University’s historic campus, founded in 1883 in DeLand, is home to the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Business Administration and School of Music. Stetson also has a satellite center in Celebration that offers advanced degrees.