Minority Mentoring Picnic brings students, judges and attorneys together for annual networking event

By Brielle Tucker On Feb. 4, members of Stetson’s Black Law Students Association attended the 13th Annual Minority Mentoring Picnic in Hialeah, Florida. Ten Stetson students attended this year’s annual networking event, coordinated by the Kozyak Minority Mentoring Foundation. Students and family gather at the Minority Mentoring Picnic. Photo courtesy Brielle Tucker. Upon arrival, law students were greeted with a sticker that read “I Need… » Read more

Stetson Law’s moot court, bar prep among the best in the nation

The winter 2017 issue of the National Jurist magazine again lists Stetson University College of Law’s moot court among the best 20 programs in the nation during this decade. Stetson is also mentioned in the article, “Best schools for bar exam preparation.” Stetson advocacy teams prepare in the Florin Roebig Courtroom, one of the law school’s teaching courtrooms. Stetson’s Moot Court Board is currently ranked… » Read more

Stetson named regional co-champion at National Trial Competition

National Trial Competition winners (L-R): Daniel Christopher, Haley Coet, Ashleigh Brooks and Carlos Manresa. Stetson University College of Law was named regional co-champion of the Region 6 rounds of the National Trial Competition on Feb. 3-5 at the Pinellas County Justice Center in Clearwater, Florida. The Stetson team of Ashleigh Brooks, Daniel Christopher, Carlos Manresa and Haley Coet defeated a team from Cumberland University in… » Read more

Stetson honors William Proctor and Amy Gajda at National Conference on Law and Higher Education

Stetson University’s annual National Conference on Law and Higher Education celebrates 38 years in February, honoring two leaders in higher education. This year’s conference honors William Proctor, Ph.D. with the Facilitator Award, created for educators who embody the values and principles articulated in The Rights and Responsibilities of the Modern University. Professor Amy Gajda will receive the William A. Kaplin Award, named for Professor William… » Read more

Stetson wins Chester Bedell Trial Competition for 22nd time in 34 years

Stetson University College of Law has won the Chester Bedell Trial Competition for the 22nd time in 34 years. Stetson sent two teams to the premier state competition, who both advanced to compete against each other in the final round. Twenty teams of students from 10 law schools across the state of Florida competed. (L-R) Laura Rose, Courtney Olivier, Carolina Suazo, Kaitlyn Dugas, Skylar Stewart,… » Read more

Outstanding volunteers: Alumnae honored for pro bono service at the Florida Supreme Court

Several Stetson Law alumnae were honored at the Supreme Court of Florida on Jan. 19 by the Florida Bar for their work on behalf of poor and indigent clients. Florida Bar President William J. Schifino Jr. presented the 2017 Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Awards during a special ceremony to recognize and raise awareness about lawyers who are committed to public service and to… » Read more

Stetson honors Pamela Wiener Dubrule and Kathleen S. McLeroy for public service, civil rights advocate Judith Browne Dianis presents

Stetson University College of Law presented this year’s prestigious William Reece Smith Jr. Public Service Award to both Pamela Wiener Dubrule and Kathleen S. McLeroy during the annual Inns of Court Banquet and William Reece Smith Jr. Distinguished Lecture in St. Petersburg on Jan. 18. Pamela Dubrule. Dubrule has dedicated decades to providing public service to low-income individuals. She committed her career to public service,… » Read more

Stetson’s Black Law Students Association celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr.

Stetson University College of Law’s Black Law Students Association students, alumni, faculty and staff gathered to march in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade, one of the nation’s largest, in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Jan. 16. Stetson’s BLSA students also volunteered for the MLK Dream Big Family Fun Festival in Tropicana Field in downtown St. Petersburg. Approximately a hundred marching bands from across the… » Read more

Passion for compassion: Jessica Falkner J.D. ’14 helps victims of human trafficking and land grabbing in Uganda

In 2007, the U.S. Senate designated Jan. 11 as National Human Trafficking Awareness Day in the hopes of raising awareness to combat human trafficking. Jessica Falkner J.D. ’14 is working as a legal fellow with the International Justice Mission in Kampala, Uganda, Africa, to help victims of the growing epidemic of land grabbing and other gender based crimes. Jessica Falkner J.D. ’14 is working with… » Read more

Stetson Symphonic Band to perform complimentary concert in downtown Tampa

The Stetson University Symphonic Band will perform a featured concert at the Florida Music Education Association Professional Development Conference in Tampa on Thursday night, Jan. 12. The Stetson Symphonic Band. Conducted by Douglas L. Phillips, the Symphonic Band will perform at 7 p.m. in the Tampa Convention Center, Ballroom A, at 333 S. Franklin St. The concert is free and open to the public. The… » Read more