Stetson offers study abroad in South Africa for law students, lawyers, and business professionals

Stetson University College of Law will begin offering a study abroad program in Cape Town, South Africa, starting in the summer of 2018. The Cape Town, South Africa program is meant to educate, inform, and create a better understanding of the world of international human rights in the context of South Africa’s evolution from apartheid to democracy. The program, July 5-Aug. 3, 2018, is open… » Read more

Students selected for Ms. JD Leadership Academy at Harvard

(L-R): Taylor Greenberg and Ashleigh Thornton attended the Ms. JD Leadership Academy Class at Harvard. Photo courtesy Ashleigh Thornton. Students Taylor Greenberg and Ashleigh Thornton were recently accepted for the Ms. JD Leadership Academy Class of 2017. Applicants were chosen from a pool of law school candidates around the country based on their demonstrated commitment to elevating the standing of women in the legal profession. … » Read more

July bar passage released

Stetson University College of Law’s bar passage rates for graduates who took the July 2017 Florida Bar Examination for the first time is 76.8 percent, exceeding the 71.3 percent statewide pass rate for the majority of Florida law schools. “At Stetson, our commitment for every student is a strong foundation upon which to prepare for and pass the bar. We will continue to work hard… » Read more

Campus Update

Friday, Sept. 15, 11:31 a.m.: Power is now restored at both the Gulfport campus and the Tampa Law Center. It will take us a little while to get back up and running, cool the buildings, and bring up all IT systems (including VPN, file servers and WiFi).  We will be opening campus at noon today for students, staff, and faculty. Except for our facilities staff… » Read more

Stetson hosts half-day CLE seminar for attorneys on the appeals process

Stetson University College of Law is hosting a half-day appellate practice CLE seminar for attorneys on Nov. 3 at the Tampa Law Center, 1700 N. Tampa St. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. for in-person registration, with the program beginning at 9:05 a.m. and concluding at 12 p.m. Attorney Keith Upson will provide attorneys with a roadmap for navigating the Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure and… » Read more

Senate confirms Stetson Veterans Law Institute director for federal judgeship

The U.S. Senate confirmed Stetson University College of Law Veterans Law Institute director and Professor of Law Michael P. Allen as a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims based in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 3. Professor Allen is a renowned expert on the law of veterans’ benefits, and has testified before Congress and written widely on veterans’ benefits issues.… » Read more

Carmen Johnson is new Pinellas Florida Association for Women Lawyers president

Carmen Johnson is Assistant Director for Admissions and Diversity Initiatives. Stetson Law Assistant Director for Admissions and Diversity Initiatives Carmen Johnson was installed as the new president of the Pinellas chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers on July 20 in Clearwater. She served previously as president-elect and secretary and for a two-year term as director of Continuing Legal Education with PFAWL. She is… » Read more

Visiting Professor Carla Reyes joins Harvard center focused on using digital technologies for social good

Stetson University Visiting Assistant Professor of Law Carla Reyes has recently been named a faculty associate at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. Professor Carla Reyes. The Center addresses issues at the intersection of technology and society with a focus on the design and use of digital technologies for the social good. In December, Professor Reyes spoke in Mexico and in Africa… » Read more

Professor Luz Nagle speaks around the world in Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica

Professor Luz Nagle (left) presented in Canada. Professor of Law Luz Nagle spoke at universities around the world on topics ranging from transborder crime and corruption to creating inclusive institutions and societies. In Canada, Nagle spoke on “Transborder Crime, Corruption, and the Collusion of Latin America’s Elites,” at a conference on Transnational Criminal Law in the Americas hosted by the University of Windsor Law School… » Read more

Career development leader appointed to ABA Young Lawyers Division senior leadership team

Joann Grages Burnett. Stetson University College of Law Associate Director of Career Development Joann Grages Burnett was recently appointed to the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division senior leadership team. Burnett is the professional development coordinator of the ABA Young Lawyers Division for the 2017-18 term. At Stetson, Burnett specializes in employer engagement and readiness for students and alumni and oversees postgraduate judicial clerkship initiatives.… » Read more