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Taking center stage: Stetson alumna, staffer co-author play about adapting to change

“It started with three writers talking out a concept around the dining room table,” Stetson University College of Law staffer Julie Saffan shared. Saffan is the co-author of a new play, “Baggage,” with Stetson Law alumna Jaye Ann Terry, and University of Central Florida cinema studies student Amanda Dodge. The play portrays two women who help their friend to let go of obstacles and adapt… » Read more
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103 alumni voted among Florida Trend’s Legal Elite

A total of 103 Stetson University College of Law alumni have been selected for Florida’s Legal Elite in the July 2014 Florida Trend magazine. Stetson Law graduates walk at a recent commencement. The Legal Elite Hall of Fame includes two Stetson Law alumni, Mark A. Hanley JD ’80 and Rhea F. Law JD ’79. The Hall of Fame honors attorneys who have consistently ranked in… » Read more
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Stetson University tops Florida Super Lawyers list again

Stetson University College of Law alumni again top the list of Florida Super Lawyers. Stetson Law is among the top 10 law schools in the state producing the highest number of Florida Super Lawyers this year. Graduates walk at Stetson Law commencement. This year, 298 Stetson Law alumni are among the Florida Super Lawyers and 181 Stetson Law alumni are honored among the Florida Super… » Read more
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Course at Stetson explores sea turtle conservation

Stetson University College of Law students are participating in a special course from May 27-June 6 to learn about the threats facing endangered sea turtles and the legal and policy initiatives in place to protect them. Sea turtle experts from Latin America and the Caribbean gathered at Stetson Law in Gulfport. Students enrolled in the course are invited to join sea turtle experts on campus… » Read more
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Stetson students respond to President Obama’s new clemency initiative

The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced a new clemency initiative, designed to prioritize clemency applications for certain non-violent offenders who would likely receive lesser sentences if they were sentenced today. To date, more than 35 Stetson Law students have signed on to assist the Office of the Federal Defender for the Middle District of Florida in identifying former clients who may qualify for the… » Read more
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Book launch benefits Frederick B. Karl Scholarship for Veterans at Stetson

A book launch at the John F. Germany Public Library in downtown Tampa on May 22 benefited the Frederick B. Karl Scholarship for Veterans at Stetson University College of Law. A group gathered at the Frederick B. Karl book launch in Tampa. The Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc., celebrated the publication of Karl’s book, “Python Tales: World War II Memories of a… » Read more
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Stetson mourns the death of Professor Emeritus James J. Brown

Stetson University College of Law mourns the death of James J. Brown, Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund Professor Emeritus, who died at his home on May 26 in London, England. Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund Professor Emeritus James J. Brown Professor Brown was the first Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund Professor at Stetson University, where he taught property, real estate law, land use planning and local government for… » Read more
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Professor Emeritus William Eleazer receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching Advocacy

Stetson University College of Law presented its Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching Advocacy to Professor Emeritus William Eleazer on May 21. The award was presented during Stetson’s Educating Advocates: Teaching Advocacy Skills conference, May 20-22 on the Gulfport campus. (L-R): Director of the Center for Excellence in Advocacy Professor Charles Rose and Professor Emeritus William Eleazer. Photo by Barry Lively. Professor Eleazer helped… » Read more
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Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy receives Dickerson-Brown Award for Excellence in Faculty Scholarship

Stetson University College of Law awarded professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy the Dickerson-Brown Award for Excellence in Faculty Scholarship during the evening Honors & Awards ceremony on May 16 on the Gulfport campus. Professor Torres-Spelliscy writes about the intersection of corporate law and election law. Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy “The issue of corporate political spending continues to be a hot topic for voters and investors alike in the… » Read more
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Stetson seeking attorneys to help military members, veterans and their families

Stetson University College of Law is seeking attorneys to volunteer civil legal services to military members, veterans and their families as part of its Veterans Pro Bono Initiative Team. With more than a million veterans, Florida is home to one of the largest populations of veterans in the country. Stetson’s new Veterans Pro Bono Initiative Team will serve Tampa Bay area veterans through its Veterans… » Read more
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