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

Recipes for legal writing: Stetson University launches new project at Legal Writing Institute conference

Stetson University College of Law’s Institute for the Advancement of Legal Communication is launching “Teaching Legal Writing: Out of the Box Ideas Inside,” an educational service project with legal writing experts around the country. Stetson University Professor of Law Kirsten Davis will introduce the project during the Legal Writing Institute Biennial Conference in Portland on July 10-13, with the goal of sharing favorite legal writing… » Read more

Class of 1966 alumni join Florida Bar 50-year member celebration

Stetson University College of Law alumni Frank J. Aloia Sr. J.D. ’66, Anthony A. Balasso J.D. ’66, Kenneth C. Deacon Jr. J.D. ’66, Ernest S. Marshall J.D. ’66, Bruce Thomas McKinley J.D. ’66 and Melvyn Trute J.D. ’66 were among more than a dozen Stetson law school alumni recently honored at the Florida Bar luncheon celebrating 50-year members during the Florida Bar Annual Convention on… » Read more

Corporate campaign money? Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy joins FEC Forum in Washington

Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, an election law pundit and author of the new book, Corporate Citizen? An Argument for the Separation of Corporation and State, joined a Federal Election Commission Forum on Corporate Political Spending and Campaign Influence on June 23 in Washington, D.C. Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy (center) joined a panel at the FEC forum in Washington D.C. Professor Torres-Spelliscy presented on a panel that addressed… » Read more

More than 100 Stetson grads listed among Florida’s Legal Elite

A total of 111 Stetson University College of Law graduates were selected for inclusion among Florida’s Legal Elite in the July 2016 Florida Trend magazine. Stetson Law students celebrated commencement in May. Stetson Law alumni Stephen D. Busey, Mark A. Hanley and Rhea F. Law are again included in the Legal Elite Hall of Fame, a distinguished group of attorneys who consistently earn high peer… » Read more