Don’t be passive: Bucs general counsel talks with students about working in the sports industry

By Karun Rivero, 2L “If you want to do what I do, call people,” David Cohen, general counsel for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, told students gathered in the Great Hall to hear him speak on Monday, Oct. 12. Cohen’s talk was sponsored by the Entertainment and Sports Law Society at Stetson. Bucs general counsel David Cohen spoke at Stetson. Photo by Karun Rivero. “You have… » Read more

Earn your law degree from the best program in the U.S. for trial advocacy: Visit Stetson’s open house Nov. 7

Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida, home to the best trial advocacy program in the U.S., is hosting its annual Law Information Day open house from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on Nov. 7 in Gulfport. Law Information Day at Stetson Law, 2014. The day-long program is designed to provide future students with a glimpse into the life of a law school student. Attendees will… » Read more

Stetson among top schools for Small Law, National Jurist reports

Stetson is among the top 40 law schools placing graduates in small law firm jobs, according to the National Jurist 2015 Back to School issue. Stetson’s ranking is based upon 2014 data available from the American Bar Association. The article, “Best schools for Big Law and Small Law,” reports that small law “has seen growth since the recession” and that Stetson is ranked highly among… » Read more

Texas Tech wins National Pretrial Competition at Stetson

A team of students from Texas Tech won the National Pretrial Competition at Stetson. Students from Texas Tech University School of Law won the Eighth Annual National Pretrial Competition at Stetson University College of Law this past weekend in Gulfport. Sixteen teams from around the U.S. competed at Stetson. Mississippi College School of Law won second place in the competition, as well as the Best… » Read more

Students dig into campus community garden

On a sunny Friday afternoon Oct. 9, Stetson Law students volunteered alongside faculty and staff to help plant a campus community organic garden in the Crummer Courtyard at Stetson’s Gulfport campus. Stetson Law students, staff and faculty planted a community garden on Oct. 9. (L-R): Student Rachel Curran and Biodiversity Fellow Erin Okuno plant tomatoes. Thirsty bell peppers, tomatoes, basil, lettuces filled in the garden… » Read more

Lambda presents: Is Coming Out Still a Thing?

By Karun Rivero, 2L Chris Rudisill spoke at Stetson. Photo by Karun Rivero. Chris Rudisill, Director of LGBT Services at Metro Wellness and Community Center in St. Petersburg, and members of the Stetson Lambda Legal Society spoke Oct. 7 on the Gulfport campus about the importance and challenges of coming out following the Obergefell decision earlier this year. Students listened to the Lambda presentation, “Is… » Read more

Keys to success: series outlines path to legal career, practice

(L-R) Joann Burnett (at podium), Ashley Roura, Fred Schaub, Tony Julian, Douglas Covington, Michael Hays and Howardene Garrett. Stetson Law’s career development office launched a fall series to educate students about pursuing careers with the judiciary, State Attorney and Public Defender. On Sept. 28, a panel presented on careers in criminal law. The panelists discussed their career paths, life in the courtroom, and provided advice… » Read more

Protecting the world’s wetlands: Stetson Law professor reappointed chair of international panel

Stetson University College of Law professor and Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy director Royal C. Gardner has been reappointed chair of the Scientific and Technical Review Panel of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands for 2016-2018. Professor Gardner is an internationally recognized expert on wetland law and policy. Professor Royal C. Gardner. As one of 18 experts appointed from around the world, Gardner will lead… » Read more

Sea Level Rise? Students, faculty join conference discussion

Stetson students, faculty, staff and graduates participated in the conference “Sea Level Rise: What’s Our Next Move?” on Oct. 2-3 at St. Petersburg College. (L-R): Stetson Law student Hayley Brew, Dr. Wil Burns, student Alex Stewart, Professor Lance Long, Professor Paul Boudreaux, Foreman Biodiversity Fellow Erin Okuno, graduates Elise Pautler and Carson Zimmer, and adjunct professor and attorney Jacki Lopez. Professors Paul Boudreaux and Lance… » Read more

Environmental ethics expert presents at Stetson

Stetson University College of Law hosted EPA senior enforcement attorney Mike Walker as part of the Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture series on Sept. 29. A crowd of students, faculty, staff and members of the community gathered to hear Walker speak in the Great Hall. Walker discussed how diversity is the key to stability in ecology. Trained as a biologist-botanist after the renowned Aldo… » Read more