Stetson’s Special Needs Trusts Conference is Oct. 19-21

Stetson University College of Law’s 18th Annual Special Needs Trusts-The National Conference returns to the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club on Oct. 19-21. Professor Rebecca C. Morgan. This year’s conference offers a comprehensive review of major issues presented in special needs planning and in the creation, administration and monitoring of special needs trusts. The conference also features two pre-conference intensives on Oct.… » Read more


Sea turtle course at Stetson features guided visit to sea turtle nest at Fort DeSoto Park

Students in Stetson University College of Law’s special summer course on Sea Turtle Law and Policy visited a sea turtle nest at Fort DeSoto Park on Aug. 28. Students and professors gather at a hatched sea turtle nesting site at Fort DeSoto Park on Aug. 28 as part of a special summer course on sea turtles. Photo by Frank Klim. Students in Stetson’s sea turtle… » Read more


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