Stetson students, faculty, staff kick off the fall with two days of community service

The Stetson volunteers at the Habitat for Humanity build site on Aug. 19 The Stetson volunteers gather on Aug. 18 at Community Preschool. Students, faculty and staff at Stetson University College of Law kicked off the fall semester by volunteering for two days to help people and pets through community organizations in the Tampa Bay region. (L-R): Second-year law students Danny Jacobo and Taofikat Ninalowo… » Read more

Alumni named to Best Lawyers in America “Lawyer of the Year” list

H. Amos Goodall LL.M. ’09. The Best Lawyers in America  has just released its “Lawyer of the Year” list, which includes several Stetson University College of Law alumni working in the greater Tampa Bay, Florida area. The list includes alumni Debra L. Boje J.D. ’92, Tae Kelley Bronner J.D. ’94, Thomas H. Dart J.D. ’77, Aileen S. Davis J.D. ’83, Aubrey O. Dicus Jr. J.D.… » Read more

Top advocate Natalie Yello named first Ms. JD Fellow from Stetson University

Stetson University College of Law third-year student Natalie Yello was awarded a fellowship by Ms. JD for 2016. The competitive fellowship was only awarded to 15 law students from around the country. Yello is the first Stetson student to receive the fellowship. Natalie Yello is a Ms. JD Fellow. This year’s Ms. JD Fellows were selected for their academic performance, leadership, and dedication to advancing… » Read more

Stetson University’s biodiversity institute receives ABA environmental achievement award

Stetson University’s Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy has received the American Bar Association’s 2016 Distinguished Achievement in Environmental Law and Policy Award. “This award recognizes the contributions of the Stetson community and our partners in wetland, wildlife conservation, and environmental issues around the world,” said Professor Royal C. Gardner, director of Stetson’s Institute and an internationally recognized expert in wetland law and policy. Stetson’s… » Read more

Joshua Magidson J.D. ’80 honored with Barney Award

Joshua Magidson J.D. ’80, a Stetson University trustee and past-president of the Stetson Lawyers Association who has chaired the board of overseers at the College of Law for the past eight years, was recently honored with The Barney by the Barney Masterson Inn of Court. Joshua Magidson. Every year, The Barney is awarded to a lawyer who demonstrates the highest degree of professionalism, ethics, civility… » Read more

Graduate joins highly selective Honors Program for Attorneys in Washington D.C.

This fall, Lane Cryar, J.D. ‘14, will be joining the Department of Homeland Security’s Honors Program for Attorneys in Washington, D.C. The Honors Program for Attorneys is a highly competitive program open to application by recent law graduates as well as federal or state judicial law clerks with no more than two years of clerkship experience. Only four attorneys from a large pool of highly… » Read more

Stetson University hosts Legal Writing Academy for lawyers in August

Stetson University College of Law is hosting a Legal Writing Academy for lawyers on Persuasive Legal Writing: What Every Lawyer Should Know on Aug. 19 in Tampa. Professor Jason Palmer, who teaches legal writing at Stetson, meets with students to review research and writing projects. WHERE: Stetson University’s Tampa Law Center, 1700 N. Tampa St. WHEN: Aug. 19, 8:15 a.m.-3:45 p.m. WHAT: Stetson’s Legal Writing… » Read more

Stetson University offers capital litigators crime scene to courtroom training

Litigators who work on death penalty cases immersed themselves in a complimentary two-day crime scene to courtroom training seminar at St. Pete Beach on July 11-12 offered by Stetson University College of Law. Death penalty expert and Temple University Professor of Law Jules Epstein spoke at the crime scene to courtroom seminar. Seminar topics included forensic science 101 for capital litigation; forensic report wording and… » Read more

Recipes for legal writing: Stetson University launches new project at Legal Writing Institute conference

Stetson University College of Law’s Institute for the Advancement of Legal Communication is launching “Teaching Legal Writing: Out of the Box Ideas Inside,” an educational service project with legal writing experts around the country. Stetson University Professor of Law Kirsten Davis will introduce the project during the Legal Writing Institute Biennial Conference in Portland on July 10-13, with the goal of sharing favorite legal writing… » Read more

Class of 1966 alumni join Florida Bar 50-year member celebration

Stetson University College of Law alumni Frank J. Aloia Sr. J.D. ’66, Anthony A. Balasso J.D. ’66, Kenneth C. Deacon Jr. J.D. ’66, Ernest S. Marshall J.D. ’66, Bruce Thomas McKinley J.D. ’66 and Melvyn Trute J.D. ’66 were among more than a dozen Stetson law school alumni recently honored at the Florida Bar luncheon celebrating 50-year members during the Florida Bar Annual Convention on… » Read more