Stetson hosts “Lawyers Without Rights” international history exhibit on impact of Nazi regime on Jewish lawyers

Stetson University College of Law is hosting the international historical exhibit “Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany under the Third Reich” on the third floor of Stetson’s Dolly & Homer Hand Law Library on the Gulfport campus, 1401 61st St. S. The traveling exhibit has been shown in close to 100 cities in Germany, the U.S. and around the world. Professor Ann Piccard addressed… » Read more

27 Years: From wrongful incarceration to exoneration

Norris Henderson spent 27 years behind bars at one of the country’s most violent prisons in the country, the notorious Louisiana State Prison at Angola, which sits on the site of a former slave plantation. Norris Henderson, exonerated after more than 27 years in prison, spoke with Stetson Law students Oct. 28. Photo by Karun Rivero. In 1977, Henderson was wrongly accused and convicted of… » Read more

Dudley, Schaub newest members of Stetson Hall of Fame

Stetson University College of Law inducted two extraordinary alumni into its Hall of Fame on Oct. 24. Hall of Fame inductees are selected for having a profound and positive impact on Stetson Law and the legal profession. This year’s inductees include: Fred Dudley Fred Dudley JD ’68 is a board certified construction lawyer with almost five decades of experience in construction and real estate law.… » Read more

Stetson University, University of Tennessee launch new online course: Locating, Evaluating and Selecting Expert Witnesses

A new online continuing legal education course offered by Stetson University and the University of Tennessee trains lawyers, law enforcement professionals, and forensic science specialists on locating, evaluating and selecting expert witnesses. Stetson University College of Law’s National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law has partnered with the Law Enforcement Innovation Center at the University of Tennessee’s Institute for Public Service to launch the… » Read more

Student drive collects more than a thousand books for area youth

The first Stetson Law Review book drive, the week of Oct. 19 in Gulfport, collected more than one thousand books to donate to local children and teens. Leda Franklin considers the best books to take home for herself and friends. Photo by Marissa Marchena. “Law Review decided to participate in a book drive this year because we wanted to encourage the love of reading in… » Read more

Racial disparity? Panel presents on race and the law

(L-R): Wm. Reece Smith Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law Judith Scully, Jamie Klapholz, Laila Abdelaziz and Thania Clevenger. Photo by SeanCarlo Lopez. On Oct. 14, a panel at Stetson Law presented on racial disparity and the law.  In April, a Tampa Bay Times story that received public outrage and national attention revealed that Tampa, Florida, police were disproportionately issuing tickets to people riding bicycles in… » Read more

Stetson celebrates Pride scholarships

On the evening of Oct. 23, the Stetson Law community gathered on the Gulfport campus to celebrate the Pride scholarship recipients at a reception in the Mann Lounge. (L-R): Michele Hintson JD ’02 with Professor Jason Palmer at the Pride Scholarship celebration. Faculty at Stetson joined the Pride Scholarship committee to support law students who participate in extracurricular activities and services related to LGBTQIA issues.… » Read more

Aspiring advocates: Stetson’s PAD Opening Statement Competition names new champions

(L-R): Third place winner Ethan Dunn, first place winner Ayodale Tan, and second place winner Eric Ross. Photo by Alexis Petrosino. Stetson University College of Law’s Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity Opening Statement Competition named new winners on Oct. 23 in Gulfport. The winners were announced Friday evening in the Eleazer Courtroom. First place was awarded to Ayodale Tan, second place to Eric Ross, and… » Read more

Why should biological diversity matter? The Bat Man of Mexico has some ideas

Dr. Rodrigo A. Medellín, a senior professor of ecology at the National University of Mexico known as the “Bat Man of Mexico,” spoke Thursday afternoon, Oct. 22, on Stetson’s Gulfport campus. His presentation on “How to Do Conservation Science, Implement It, and Not Die Trying” was part of Stetson’s public Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture series. Dr. Medellín is the past president of the… » Read more

Stetson’s Special Needs Trust Conference draws hundreds of practitioners

Stetson University College of Law’s 17th Special Needs Trusts-The National Conference drew hundreds of attendees to the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club on Oct. 14-16. Stetson’s Special Needs Trusts Conference brought hundreds to the Vinoy. “The information from speakers, colleagues, and materials that I get at this conference are an absolute necessity for me to learn and stay up to date for… » Read more