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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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Stetson professor honored at annual Inns of Court

Stetson University Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law Bruce Jacob received this year’s Wm. Reece Smith Jr. Public Service Award on Jan. 28 during the annual Inns of Court Banquet in St. Petersburg.
This year’s lecture and award ceremony took place at the Mirror Lake Lyceum in St. Petersburg.
Jacob J.D. ’59 has twice presented before the U.S. Supreme Court and has dedicated his professional… » Read more

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William Eleazer selected for Stetson’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching Advocacy

Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus William Eleazer will receive Stetson University’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching Advocacy on May 21 on the Gulfport campus.
Professor Eleazer will be presented with the lifetime achievement award during Stetson’s annual Educating Advocates: Teaching Advocacy Skills conference, May 20-22 in Gulfport, Fla.
Professor Eleazer helped establish Stetson’s reputation for excellence in ethical and effective trial advocacy, building… » Read more

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Amelia Michele Joiner to serve as Stetson University Professor of Legal Skills and Trial Advocacy

Renowned trial team coach Amelia Michele Joiner has accepted the position of Associate Professor of Legal Skills and Trial Advocacy at Stetson University College of Law starting in July of 2014.
Joiner is Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the Trial Advocacy Program at Duquesne University School of Law.
She has received numerous awards for outstanding achievement in the area of trial advocacy, and… » Read more

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Stetson’s Institute for the Advancement of Legal Communication hosts inaugural Distinguished Speaker

Stetson’s new Institute for the Advancement of Legal Communication hosted Noah Messing of Yale Law School as its first Distinguished Speaker on Jan. 16. Messing is Lecturer in the Practice of Law and Legal Writing at Yale.
While at Stetson, Messing addressed more than 150 first-year law students on the basics of written persuasion. He encouraged Stetson moot court team members and alumni to challenge… » Read more

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Stetson teams again win first and second place at Chester Bedell Mock Trial Competition

Two teams of Stetson University College of Law students won first and second place at the Florida Bar Chester Bedell Mock Trial Competition on Jan. 17 in Tampa, Fla.
Stetson has won the competition more than 20 times in its 31-year history.
Ten Florida law schools sent a total of 20 teams to the prestigious trial advocacy competition. The Stetson teams beat all of the… » Read more

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Students learn about combatting human trafficking

Children enslaved by the chocolate industry in Africa. Female immigrants forced into prostitution in the U.S. It may come as a surprise that human trafficking is as prevalent as it is in the U.S. According to this report by the Department of State, the majority of the victims are women and children. In fact, hundreds of thousands of victims are children, and Florida ranks as… » Read more

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Educators gather to review future of liberal arts education at Stetson University conference

Dramatic changes in higher education policy and the evolving face of liberal arts education will be discussed during Stetson University’s 35th Annual National Conference on Law and Higher Education in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 13-19. National educators and leaders in higher education will present on topics including “The Frontiers of New Liberal Arts Education and President Obama’s ‘College Scorecard.’”
This year’s conference takes place at The… » Read more

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