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Stetson presents Bob Dillinger with public service award

Stetson University College of Law presented this year’s prestigious William Reece Smith Jr. Public Service Award to Bob Dillinger JD ’76, who has served for 18 years as Public Defender for the Sixth Judicial Circuit. This year’s award was presented at the annual Inns of Court Banquet and William Reece Smith Jr. Distinguished Lecture in St. Petersburg on Jan. 28. Bob Dillinger received this year’s… » Read more
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Students take a walk in the wetlands during winter break course

Students in Professor Royal Gardner’s winter break course took a walk through a cypress swamp and camped in the Western Everglades earlier this month. Stetson offered the intersessional course, “Topics in Biodiversity Law: The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands,” Jan. 5-9. Stetson Law students walked through wetlands in Big Cypress National Preserve as part of a winter break course on biodiversity law. Photo by 3L Joshua… » Read more
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Stetson wins national moot court, arbitration championships

Stetson won the Andrews Kurth National Moot Court Championship and the ABA Law Student National Arbitration Competition this weekend. The invitation-only Andrews Kurth National Moot Court Competition determines the 16 “best of the best” moot court programs in the United States. Stetson’s team of Nick Sellars, Melaina Tryon and Giovanni Giarratana won the final round on Jan. 24 at the University of Houston Law Center,… » Read more
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Stetson announces 2015 Educating Advocates conference

Stetson University College of Law’s 2015 Educating Advocates: Teaching Advocacy Skills conference is scheduled for May 18-21, 2015, at the 1401 61st St. S., Gulfport, Florida, campus. The annual conference draws law professors, lawyers and legal practitioners from across the U.S. to learn the Stetson method of advocacy, developing teaching skills, new techniques and networking with some of the most recognized names in advocacy teaching.… » Read more
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Aaron Watson JD ’09: Living the Dream

On Saturday, Jan. 17, 30-year-old Pensacola attorney Aaron Watson JD ’09 will be honored for Living the Dream. Aaron Watson. The special honor is for individuals exemplifying Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream. Eight of Pensacola’s rain-makers will accept the honor, named for the incomparable Martin Luther King Jr., Aaron among them. “This award inspires me to continue to push forward,” said Aaron. “I know… » Read more
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Stetson named Military Friendly School

Stetson University College of Law has been named a Military Friendly® School by Victory Media for 2015. The Military Friendly® Schools designation, now in its sixth year, is awarded to 16 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to help military students to succeed in the classroom and after graduation. Stetson University, with campuses in DeLand, Celebration… » Read more
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Lunch, evening sessions introduce part-time law school at Stetson

Stetson University College of Law will host information sessions in January and February about the admissions process for part-time law school applicants. Prospective students may attend lunchtime or evening sessions. Prospective law students interested in attending should RSVP for either one of the lunchtime sessions on Jan. 28 in Tampa or for the evening session on Feb. 11 in Gulfport: Stetson is offering four 20-minute… » Read more
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Free wills for veterans program at Stetson Law

Stetson University College of Law is again partnering with the Community Law Program and the St. Petersburg Bar Foundation in February to prepare free simple wills and advance health care directives for veterans and their spouses. The Feb. 17, 2015, program is designed to assist veterans or their spouses who have limited assets and low incomes and who are age 60 or older. Volunteer attorneys… » Read more
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Stetson among nation’s best law schools for pro bono

Stetson University College of Law has been ranked seventh in the nation among the 2014 Super Lawyers Top 10 Law Schools for Pro Bono Graduation Requirements. Stetson Law students donated 31,719 pro bono service hours to more than 400 organizations in the 2013-2014 academic year. Stetson is one of the first law schools in the U.S. to require pro bono service of its students. “Stetson… » Read more
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Fall degree candidates recognized

Students celebrated December graduation in the Great Hall on Stetson’s Gulfport campus. Stetson University College of Law students celebrated their completion of law school on Dec. 18 on the Gulfport campus. A total of 77 degree candidates, including 35 full-time and 30 part-time J.D. students, attended the celebration. The full-time J.D. class included a J.D./M.B.A. and a J.D./Grado student. Two LL.M. in Advocacy, eight LL.M.… » Read more
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