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Law student honored at military appreciation banquet

Second-year part-time Stetson Law student William Mitchell was honored on March 4 at the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Military Appreciation Banquet in Tampa with the Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year-Reserves award.
The award recognizes members of the military who show significant involvement in the community while excelling in the military.
Mitchell works full time with the Air Force Reserves and interns for 13th Judicial… » Read more

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Stetson’s ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition team to compete in national finals

Stetson University College of Law’s moot court team was named co-champions of the Washington, D.C., regional on March 1 and will advance to the National Finals of the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition.
A total of 202 teams from 118 law schools are competing during a three-week period in six regional rounds of the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition. Only 24 of those teams will… » Read more

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Stetson ABA Law Student Division chapter, student leader honored

Stetson University College of Law’s ABA Law Student Division chapter was awarded the Bronze Key for Highest Membership during the 5th Circuit’s meeting on March 1 in Miami.
Stetson student Brandy Pikus was named governor-elect of the ABA Law Student Division 5th Circuit, which includes all law schools in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Puerto Rico and Tennessee. Pikus is the Vice-Representative and Vice-President of Stetson’s… » Read more

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Daylong symposium at Stetson Law tackles political corruption

More than 80 people attended a daylong symposium on Feb. 28 at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Fla., on the topic of political corruption. Taking Stock of Citizens United: How the Law Has (and Has Not) Changed Four Years Later, drew leading national journalists, legal scholars and public interest advocates to the Stetson law school campus for a series of discussions on the… » Read more

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Stetson hosts public lecture on improving Florida’s water

Stetson University College of Law invited members of the public to the Gulfport campus in March to learn more about how water quality trading can improve the Florida water supply. The Edward & Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture Series presented a talk by David E. Bailey of the Electric Power Research Institute on March 6 on Stetson’s Gulfport campus.
The free public lecture addressed ways to… » Read more

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Stetson announces Carmen R. Gillett PLLC Top Grade Award in Family Law

Stetson University College of Law will award the Carmen R. Gillett PLLC Top Grade Award in Family Law to several students in the spring.
The award, named for lifelong Sarasota resident Carmen R. Gillett J.D.’81, recognizes and provides financial support to Stetson Law students who have demonstrated academic excellence by receiving the highest grade in their section of the family law course.
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Stetson Law part-time student Elisabeth Fontugne honored for excellence in writing

Stetson University College of Law student Elisabeth Fontugne was recently honored with two awards for excellence in writing. Fontugne won the Mollie and Paul Hill Student Writing Competition in Medical-Legal Interprofessional Collaboration, hosted by Florida State University. She took second place in the American College of Legal Medicine Student Writing Competition in Law, Medicine and Bioethics.
Fontugne’s writing addresses the intersection of law and medicine.… » Read more

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Stetson Law announces this year’s William A. Kaplin and Facilitator Award recipients

Stetson University College of Law announced the recipients of this year’s William A. Kaplin Award and Facilitator Award at the National Conference on Law and Higher Education, Feb. 13-19, in Orlando, Fla.
William E. Thro, constitutional law scholar and general counsel of the University of Kentucky, received the William A. Kaplin Award for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy Scholarship. Thro is an accomplished… » Read more

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Stetson’s law school hosted panel, film “Defending Gideon”

Members of the public were invited to a panel discussion and showing of the film, “Defending Gideon,” on Feb. 11 at Stetson University College of Law’s Gulfport campus. Approximately 70 people attended the showing of the 30-minute documentary and Q&A discussion about the history and future of public defender work and criminal justice in the U.S.
Christopher Durocher of the Constitution Project moderated the panel… » Read more

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Students celebrate World Wetlands Day in the Everglades

First-year students in professors Royal Gardner and Lance Long’s Legal Research and Writing class had an opportunity to study environmental issues up close during a recent trip to the Florida Everglades.
Students camped and hiked through Big Cypress National Preserve in the Western Everglades.
The trip coincided with World Wetlands Day, held annually on Feb. 2, which celebrates the signing of the Ramsar Convention on… » Read more

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