Are you ready for your career? Stetson’s BLSA hosts Survival of the Fittest

Stetson’s Black Law Students Association hosted its popular annual Survival of the Fittest program on Nov. 7 to help law students prepare for their legal careers. Stetson’s BLSA presented Survival of the Fittest on Nov. 7. The program featured a panel on Balancing Life and the Law and Maintaining Your Personal Style, as well as breakout sessions on Building Your E-Brand, Making the Most of… » Read more


Stetson hosts “Lawyers Without Rights” international history exhibit on impact of Nazi regime on Jewish lawyers

Stetson University College of Law is hosting the international historical exhibit “Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany under the Third Reich” on the third floor of Stetson’s Dolly & Homer Hand Law Library on the Gulfport campus, 1401 61st St. S. The traveling exhibit has been shown in close to 100 cities in Germany, the U.S. and around the world. Professor Ann Piccard addressed… » Read more


27 Years: From wrongful incarceration to exoneration

Norris Henderson spent 27 years behind bars at one of the country’s most violent prisons in the country, the notorious Louisiana State Prison at Angola, which sits on the site of a former slave plantation. Norris Henderson, exonerated after more than 27 years in prison, spoke with Stetson Law students Oct. 28. Photo by Karun Rivero. In 1977, Henderson was wrongly accused and convicted of… » Read more


Student drive collects more than a thousand books for area youth

The first Stetson Law Review book drive, the week of Oct. 19 in Gulfport, collected more than one thousand books to donate to local children and teens. Leda Franklin considers the best books to take home for herself and friends. Photo by Marissa Marchena. “Law Review decided to participate in a book drive this year because we wanted to encourage the love of reading in… » Read more


Racial disparity? Panel presents on race and the law

(L-R): Wm. Reece Smith Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law Judith Scully, Jamie Klapholz, Laila Abdelaziz and Thania Clevenger. Photo by SeanCarlo Lopez. On Oct. 14, a panel at Stetson Law presented on racial disparity and the law.  In April, a Tampa Bay Times story that received public outrage and national attention revealed that Tampa, Florida, police were disproportionately issuing tickets to people riding bicycles in… » Read more


Stetson celebrates Pride scholarships

On the evening of Oct. 23, the Stetson Law community gathered on the Gulfport campus to celebrate the Pride scholarship recipients at a reception in the Mann Lounge. (L-R): Michele Hintson JD ’02 with Professor Jason Palmer at the Pride Scholarship celebration. Faculty at Stetson joined the Pride Scholarship committee to support law students who participate in extracurricular activities and services related to LGBTQIA issues.… » Read more


Aspiring advocates: Stetson’s PAD Opening Statement Competition names new champions

(L-R): Third place winner Ethan Dunn, first place winner Ayodale Tan, and second place winner Eric Ross. Photo by Alexis Petrosino. Stetson University College of Law’s Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity Opening Statement Competition named new winners on Oct. 23 in Gulfport. The winners were announced Friday evening in the Eleazer Courtroom. First place was awarded to Ayodale Tan, second place to Eric Ross, and… » Read more


Why should biological diversity matter? The Bat Man of Mexico has some ideas

Dr. Rodrigo A. Medellín, a senior professor of ecology at the National University of Mexico known as the “Bat Man of Mexico,” spoke Thursday afternoon, Oct. 22, on Stetson’s Gulfport campus. His presentation on “How to Do Conservation Science, Implement It, and Not Die Trying” was part of Stetson’s public Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture series. Dr. Medellín is the past president of the… » Read more


Does good management matter? Leadership luncheon explores the role of management in leadership

Bryan Rotella of the Rotella Legal Group spoke at Stetson’s Leadership Development Luncheon. Stetson’s Student Leadership Development Committee sponsored an Oct. 14 luncheon for students featuring Bryan Rotella speaking on management as a pillar of leadership. Rotella is the founder and managing shareholder of the Rotella Legal Group where he serves as general counsel to several companies in the healthcare industry and leads a team… » Read more


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