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Welcome back: BLSA backyard summer barbeque tradition kicks off the fall

Professor Darryl C. Wilson, the adviser for the Black Law Students Association at Stetson, hosted a weekend backyard barbeque on Sunday, Aug. 23, at his home to welcome new and returning BLSA students. The annual event, approaching its 15th year, punctuated the end of summer as the rigor of fall classes began for students at Stetson University College of Law. The Black Law Students Association… » Read more
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How do we protect our children? Student advocates for reform in cases of abuse

Think back to your childhood, and your clearest memories of that time. Maybe you recall details of a family vacation, your best friend, a move that took you to a new city or a new school. Perhaps what you recall most is a terrible tragedy that changed your life forever. Now imagine preserving that childhood memory on your smart phone. An article co-authored by second-year… » Read more
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Two more honors: Stetson wins Videographer Awards for alumni features

Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida, has won a Videographer Award of Distinction in the educational institution category for its alumni feature series, “Do the Extraordinary: Stetson Law Women Trailblazers.” Stetson Law Video Production Manager Stan Arthur and Manager of Media Relations Brandi Palmer interviewed recent female Law graduates who founded their own law firms in St. Petersburg, Florida, to produce the four-part… » Read more
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What did you do this summer? Student turns study abroad experience into job in Spain

Third-year Stetson Law student Brandon Williams is spending his summer as an associate at a law firm in Madrid, Spain. The 26-year-old turned a Stetson study abroad experience into a springboard for a summer associate position at the Avego Abogados law firm in Spain. While working in a different country can pose cultural and language barriers, Williams said that the law firm made him feel… » Read more
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What is it like to walk in the footsteps of a Freedom Rider? Student Brittany Brochard describes her summer journey

Stetson Law student Brittany Brochard traveled with Stetson’s civil rights course this summer, June 19-24, to trace the footsteps of the Freedom Riders. She described her journey.  Photos and story by Brittany Brochard, 2L (L-R): Brittany Brochard with Freedom Rider Rip Patton. At one point or another we all study the Civil Rights Movement – generally for a class period or two in our U.S.… » Read more
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A model chapter two years in a row: Stetson’s student Florida Bar chapter honored again

(L-R): Jeffrey Berglund (3L), Ciara Willis (3L), Chantay Perry (2L), and Natalie Yello (2L). Stetson’s chapter of the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Law Student Division won “Chapter of the Year” for the second year in a row. The award was presented during the division’s annual meeting in conjunction with the Florida Bar Annual Convention June 24-27 in Boca Raton. Stetson’s chapter was recognized for… » Read more
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Lambda shows its pride at St. Petersburg events

The Lambda Legal Society at Stetson participated in the annual St. Petersburg LGBT Pride Parade, on June 27 in St. Petersburg. The weekend parade followed the Supreme Court’s historic decision regarding gay marriage on June 26. Stetson Law students built a float, participated in the St. Petersburg LGBT Pride Parade. Photo by SeanCarlo Lopez. Stetson students participating in the parade event shared their perspectives. “It’s… » Read more
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Who’s again rising to the top? Stetson grads among Super Lawyers, Legal Elite

Hundreds of Stetson Law graduates were ranked among the best lawyers in the state of Florida again this year. This year, more than 400 Stetson Law graduates are named in the 2015 Florida Super Lawyers. Stetson placed third among the list of law schools with the most honorees this year in Florida Trend’s Legal Elite. Florida Super Lawyers includes 307 Stetson Law graduates and Florida… » Read more
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Think law school is for you? Two sessions at Stetson help you decide

Have you always wondered if law school is for you? Stetson University College of Law is hosting an open house in July and repeating in August about the admissions process for part-time law school applicants. Students interested in the full-time law program at Stetson are also invited to attend. Prospective law students interested in attending should RSVP for one of the open house sessions: Thursday,… » Read more
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Graduate profile: keeping up with Monica Sharma

Sharma lined up with classmates prior to the procession into the courtyard during Stetson Law’s commencement on May 16. She arrived excited the afternoon before Stetson Law’s commencement to practice her processional across the stage. She assessed the stage quickly, and sped towards the ramp. It was hot, May in Florida, and the sun was in her eyes. Monica Sharma had graduated with her J.D.… » Read more
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