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Rich McKay talks with students

Rich McKay ’84 visited Stetson University College of Law’s Gulfport campus on Oct. 31 for a luncheon program for students. McKay, president and CEO of the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons, talked with law students about how his Stetson education prepared him for a stellar career as a leader in the NFL. Alumnus Rich McKay spoke with students. McKay described how his foundation in property law and… » Read more
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Robert Levy talks on recent Supreme Court opinions

Robert Levy Ph.D., chair of the Cato Institute’s board of directors, spoke to Stetson Law students on Oct. 28 about recent Supreme Court opinions and his new book, co-authored with William Mellor, The Dirty Dozen: How Twelve Supreme Court Cases Radically Expanded Government and Eroded Freedom. A constitutional scholar and former CEO, Levy has written several articles on investments, law, and public policy for publications… » Read more
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Students visit once hidden spring in Tampa

Law students at Stetson University recently had the unique opportunity to visit one of Tampa’s natural springs steps away from the Tampa Law Center. On Oct. 21, students in Professor Royal Gardner’s wetland seminar met with Thomas Ries of the Ecosphere Restoration Institute for a tour of the flowing natural spring only blocks from downtown Tampa’s urban skyline. Stetson alumnus Andrew Zodrow ’95 of the… » Read more
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Panel addresses careers of state attorney, public defender

A panel of six lawyers discussed their varied careers as state attorneys and public defenders during a noontime lecture for students at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Fla. Panelists (L-R): Ashley Roura, Irene Maslanik, Howardene Garrett, Douglas Covington, Fred Schaub and Craig Schaeffer. Douglas Covington ’83 of the Office of the State Attorney for the 13th Judicial Circuit, Howardene Garrett of the Office… » Read more
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Christie Letarte: Serving the public interest through education and the law

by Alexandria Nicodemi, 2L Spring 2013 alumna Christie Letarte is a staff attorney for the Florida Senate Committee on Education. Her career combines her passion for education and the law. “I knew in some capacity that I wanted to be in public interest,” said Christie. “My undergraduate school [College of the Holy Cross] had a mission statement that was about being men and women for… » Read more
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Students learn about the legacy of the 1964 Civil Rights Act

A group of approximately 150 law students learned about the legacy of the 1964 Civil Rights Act during a presentation on Oct. 1 at Stetson University College of Law’s Gulfport campus. Students listen to Professor Emanuel’s presentation on civil rights on Oct. 1 in Gulfport. Photo by Jenna Kelly. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Anne Emanuel, Professor Emerita… » Read more
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Panel features Florida Bar president Greg Coleman

A panel of five distinguished lawyers and leaders talked with Stetson Law students about “Balancing Life and the Law” on Oct. 6 in Gulfport. Stetson Law students gathered to hear a panel discuss balancing life and the law. Approximately 90 students attended the presentation on balancing a successful career with a personal life featuring Florida Bar President Greg Coleman B.B.A.’85, J.D ’89 .; Carlton Fields… » Read more
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Happy to Help: Student Elder Law Advocate Erica Munz

Second-year law student Erica Munz (née Murburg) came to Stetson University with a specific goal in mind: to prepare people for the inevitable by creating and finalizing their estate plans. Erica Munz. “People can either have a say in the matter, or they can roll over and just let chaos and confusion happen to them and their loved ones when they become ill or pass… » Read more
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Greenlight Pinellas debate includes community, Stetson students

Stetson University College of Law hosted a noontime debate on the Greenlight Pinellas Plan on Sept. 29 on the Gulfport campus. Dozens of students and community members attended the event in Stetson’s Great Hall. The debate on the Greenlight Pinellas Plan drew a crowd to Stetson’s Gulfport campus Sept. 29. Representatives of No Tax for Tracks and Vote Yes on Greenlight debated the future of… » Read more
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Dean Pietruszkiewicz speaks on leadership

Dean Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz addressed the Student Leadership Development Program luncheon on Sept. 24. A capacity crowd packed the Great Hall on Stetson’s Gulfport campus to hear the dean speak on the importance of effective management in leadership. Dean Christopher Pietruszkiewicz spoke with Stetson Law students on Sept. 24. Dean Pietruszkiewicz spoke on the “Management Pillar” of leadership. He talked with students about his first… » Read more
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Stetson University College of Law, Florida's first law school, has prepared lawyers and leaders since 1900. Today, Stetson leads the nation in blending legal doctrine with practical training, evidenced by its top-ranked programs in advocacy and legal writing. Through our academically rigorous curriculum and commitment to social responsibility, Stetson lawyers are ethical advocates ready to succeed in the legal profession.

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