Campus gathered Monday to reflect on the Orlando tragedy

Stetson University College of Law community members gathered for a moment of reflection about the tragic shooting in Orlando on the Gulfport campus on Monday afternoon. The flag flies at half-staff on Stetson Law’s campus in honor of all affected by this national tragedy. The flag flies at half-staff on the Stetson law school campus to honor those lost in the Orlando tragedy. Counselor Sarah… » Read more


Tropical Storm Update

10:25 a.m., 6/7/16 update: The College of Law will open today (Tuesday, June 7) at noon. Scheduled classes and activities beginning at noon or later will proceed as scheduled. The Library will also open at noon. For those students participating in external clinics or externships, please consult with your supervisor and Professor Batt for additional guidance. In the event that weather conditions create individual difficulties… » Read more


Stetson offers Legal Writing Academy in Tampa

Stetson University College of Law is offering a continuing legal education program, Legal Writing Academy, on Aug. 19 from 8:15 a.m.-3:45 p.m. at the Tampa Law Center, 1700 N. Tampa St. Stetson professor Catherine Cameron taught at the Legal Writing Academy in 2015. The program for legal practitioners is designed to improve legal writing skills and produce more persuasive legal writers. Nationally recognized faculty members… » Read more


Stetson presents Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching Advocacy

Stetson University College of Law presented Joshua Karton, who specializes in teaching how to apply the communication skills of theatre, film and television to the art of trial advocacy, with this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching Advocacy on May 24 on the Gulfport campus. The award recognizes people who have fundamentally changed the way in which the world approaches the teaching of… » Read more


Stetson offers webinar on balancing Title IX with academic freedom

Stetson University College of Law is offering a webinar for higher education professionals on balancing Title IX compliance with academic freedom on June 13 from 2-3 p.m. Webinar attendees will take away practical tips to create a safe and enriching learning environment through Title IX compliance and response systems while protecting and promoting academic freedom. Professor Peter Lake frequently presents on higher education law and… » Read more


Stetson offers special sea turtle course for graduate students this summer

Stetson University College of Law has been awarded a grant by the Sea Turtle Grants Program to offer a special course on Sea Turtle Law and Policy this summer on its Gulfport, Florida, campus for law students and graduate students who are pursuing degrees in marine science, environmental science, or environmental policy. Hawksbill Turtle. Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons. The one-credit, three-day course, “Topics in Biodiversity… » Read more


Eckerd students can earn direct admission to Stetson law school, scholarships

Starting in the fall, high-performing Eckerd College students, including students and graduates of Eckerd’s Program for Experienced Learners, can earn direct admission to Stetson law school. Eckerd College’s Fox Quad. The partnership with Stetson University will also offer $15,000 or more in scholarship opportunities to accepted Eckerd College students based on qualifications and credentials. Through the new program, eligible Eckerd College students who have completed… » Read more


Have you ever been inside a crime lab? Stetson and University of Tennessee offer free webinar training May 25

Have you ever been inside a crime laboratory? You now have the opportunity, thanks to a partnership between Stetson University College of Law’s National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law and the Law Enforcement Innovation Center at the University of Tennessee’s Institute for Public Service. “Crime Lab Essentials,” the second free webinar in the Capital Litigation Initiative: Crime Scene to Courtroom Forensics Training series… » Read more


Best for career opportunities: Stetson’s LL.M.

The International Jurist magazine article, “The Best LL.M. programs,” by Sherry Karabin, lists Stetson’s LL.M. program among the top nine law school programs in the country for career opportunities. The article focused on international students coming to the U.S. for an LL.M. degree. Last year’s LL.M. in International Law graduates gather with international programs staff for a photo during commencement in May. Stetson University’s law… » Read more


Stetson among nation’s most diverse law schools, according to preLaw

Stetson law school ranks No. 20 among the nation’s most diverse law schools, according to the spring 2016 issue of preLaw. (L-R): Stetson law school students Evan Dix and May Valedictorian Darnesha Carter practice for a moot court competition. The article, “The most diverse law schools,” by Rebecca Larsen, examines the definition of diversity and what makes a diverse law school. A study referenced in… » Read more