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Justice Grows: student Kathryn Hamilton advocates for gardens in juvenile detention centers

Stetson University College of Law student Kathryn Hamilton said that the idea for Justice Grows germinated in professor Marleen O’Connor’s Food Law & Policy seminar and professor James Fox’s class on poverty law. What started as a research assignment in the classroom in Gulfport, Fla., has blossomed into collaborating with the Florida Farm to School program on a new project that will bring edible gardens… » Read more
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Stetson offers U.S. Legal System and Trial Advocacy Skills for foreign attorneys

Stetson University College of Law is offering a three-week certificate program in U.S. Legal System and Trial Advocacy Skills for foreign attorneys in July and August. The program, designed to help enhance attorneys’ professional skills and curriculum vitae, teaches the fundamentals of the U.S. legal system, legal analysis, and trial advocacy, taught by faculty at the top-ranked law school in the U.S. for trial advocacy.… » Read more
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Passion for writing: two student papers accepted in respected journals

Two students in professor Clark Furlow’s Advanced Corporate Law seminar at Stetson University have recently written papers accepted for publication in respected journals. Clara Arrington, a native of Tampa, has written on the topic of enabling benefit corporations in Florida. Her paper was accepted for publication in the Hillsborough County Bar Association’s monthly magazine, The Lawyer. Clara Arrington The paper, “Florida considers enabling benefits corporations,”… » Read more
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Stetson hosts Southeast Regional Legal Writing Conference in Gulfport

Stetson University College of Law’s Institute for the Advancement of Legal Communication hosted the Southeast Regional Legal Writing Conference, April 25-26, in Gulfport, Fla. The Conference was organized by Institute faculty Jason Palmer, Lance Long, and Kirsten Davis, Ph.D. Professor Kirsten Davis, Ph.D., greeting speakers at the Southeast Regional Legal Writing Conference. The conference for law faculty and others who teach legal research and writing… » Read more
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Bruce Jacob presented with traditional Supreme Court white quill

Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law Bruce Jacob was presented with a traditional Supreme Court white quill at the  Bruce R. Jacob Criminal Appellate American Inn of Court meeting on April 22 in Tampa. Florida assistant attorneys general Robert Krauss and Diana Bock presented the quill to Jacob to commemorate his work in arguing cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. Bruce Jacob received a Supreme… » Read more
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Law students present at Stetson Showcase

Law students Lindsey Plyler Blankenbaker, Matt Newton and Heather Woods were selected to participate in the Stetson Showcase on April 15 at Stetson University in DeLand. It was the first time Stetson Law students were asked to participate in the daylong event for undergraduates, showcasing Stetson’s best and brightest students presenting on a broad range of topics. (L-R): Dr. Tim Kaye, Dr. Kirsten Davis, Heather… » Read more
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Part-time student challenges legal ivory trade in China

When part-time Stetson Law student Ethan Arthur began researching an independent study project on ways to end the ivory market and slaughter of African elephants, he had no idea that the project would take him to Arlington, Va. African Bush Elephant. Courtesy Wikimedia Commons. As part of his project in Professor Lance Long’s Environmental Advocacy course at Stetson, Arthur was asked to collaborate with a… » Read more
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Stetson hosts Earth Day event on the Gulfport campus

Stetson University College of Law students celebrated Earth Day on April 21 on the Gulfport campus with an environmentally-focused art show, music, healthy snacks and informational booths on sustainable living. The Stetson student Environmental Law Society, Student Wellness Society and Food Law Society sponsored the event. Students at Stetson Law in Gulfport celebrate Earth Day. Student Katie Cleveland worked with student organizations to coordinate the… » Read more
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Stetson accepting nominations for its Hall of Fame

Stetson University College of Law is accepting nominations for its Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who have reached the pinnacle of their professions and have affected a profound, positive influence on the law school. The annual event is held each October. The 2013 inductees were Professor Paul Barnard ’58, James W. Martin BS ’71, JD ’74 and Judge Raphael Steinhardt ’63.  For biographies and… » Read more
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Stetson Law wins awards for written and oral advocacy at international competition in Hong Kong

Stetson University College of Law students received awards for excellence in written and oral advocacy at the Willem C. Vis (East) International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Hong Kong on April 6. (L-R): Professor Joseph Morrissey, Jeremy Bailie, Alisa French, Carmen Herrera Valverde, Yesica Liposky, Rachel Lopez Sanchez, Paul Crochet and Professor Stephanie Vaughan. Not pictured: Davis Watson III. Photo courtesy Michael and Mariane Crochet. The… » Read more
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