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Graduate profile: keeping up with Monica Sharma

Sharma lined up with classmates prior to the procession into the courtyard during Stetson Law’s commencement on May 16. She arrived excited the afternoon before Stetson Law’s commencement to practice her processional across the stage. She assessed the stage quickly, and sped towards the ramp. It was hot, May in Florida, and the sun was in her eyes. Monica Sharma had graduated with her J.D.… » Read more
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Vaughan promoted to associate dean, student engagement

Stetson University College of Law professor Stephanie Vaughan has been promoted to associate dean for student engagement. Stephanie Vaughan is Stetson Law’s new associate dean for student engagement. In her new position at the College of Law, Professor Vaughan will help guide students through their development into significant advocates, practitioners and individuals, blending their academic experience with co-curricular and extracurricular experiences to prepare the whole… » Read more
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Stetson wins Hermes Creative Awards for video features

Stetson University College of Law’s communications team in Gulfport, Florida, has been honored with multiple Hermes Creative Awards for its video features spotlighting students and alumni. Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals who work on concept, writing and design using traditional materials and emerging technologies. Stetson won a platinum and a gold Hermes Creative Award for its video series. Stetson’s video… » Read more
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Professor teaches course on elder law in Israel

Professor Roberta Flowers, co-director of Stetson’s Center for Excellence in Elder Law, is teaching elder law practice and education in the U.S. at the invitation of Israel Doran, chair of the geriatric department at Haifa University in Israel. Professor Roberta Flowers is teaching elder law in Israel. “Because elder law is not a specialty in the legal profession in Israel, elder advocates such as Professor… » Read more
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LL.M. student advocates for children’s rights

LL.M. in International Law student Gulayat Hajiyeva is an advocate for childcare reform who is originally from Azerbaijan. Hajiyeva practiced law in her native Azerbaijan and Turkey as an advocate for children’s rights before coming to Stetson University to study for her advanced degree in law. She joins Stetson Law’s commencement on May 16. (L-R) Professor Luz Nagle with Gulayat Hajiyeva on Stetson’s Gulfport campus.… » Read more
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Stetson’s FAWL named outstanding student chapter

Stetson University College of Law’s student chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers has been named the 2015 Outstanding Student Chapter. Stetson’s FAWL executive board 2014-2015 L-R: Katie Salemi, Jessica Ford, Brittany Jones, Courtney Cox, Ellen Fichtelman and Joann Grages Burnett. FAWL adviser and associate director of career development Joann Grages Burnett was named Student Organization Advisor of the Year and the outgoing Stetson… » Read more
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Part-time J.D. student takes on credit card giant in patent trial

Part-time J.D. student Stephen Lewellyn is not a typical law student in Stetson’s law program. Lewellyn balances law school at Stetson with working at the Maxey Law Offices, PLLC in St. Petersburg, Florida. He has been practicing administrative patent law since 2002, when he was admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Part-time Stetson Law J.D. student Stephen Lewellyn. “Administrative patent law… » Read more
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Student Starcee Brown receives Single-Parent Scholarship Award

Student Starcee Brown, a single parent in Stetson University College of Law’s part-time J.D. program, received a scholarship from the law firm of Katz & Phillips, P.A. on March 3. The essay-based scholarship benefits high-achieving single parents who plan to attend or are currently attending law school. Student Starcee Brown. Scholarship applicants were asked to write about how single parenthood has affected their education, an… » Read more
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Students honored for pro bono service

(L-R): Stetson Law students Kelly Green, Rebecca Watts and Tamara Major were honored for their extraordinary pro bono service. Stetson University College of Law student Rebecca Watts won the Law Student Pro Bono Award and students Tamara Major and Kelly Green received honorable mention from Florida’s Sixth Judicial Circuit for their commitment to creating pro bono service opportunities for students at Stetson. Watts was nominated… » Read more
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Stetson celebrates Earth Day

Stetson University College of Law students, faculty and staff celebrated Earth Day on April 20 on the Gulfport campus. Live music accompanied gardening tips, electronics recycling, field games and exercise in the lush, Mediterranean courtyard Monday afternoon. “The event gets better every year, ” said Professor Lance Long, who teaches research and writing and environmental advocacy at Stetson. Watch this brief video to learn more… » Read more
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