Stetson announces 2015 Educating Advocates conference

Stetson University College of Law’s 2015 Educating Advocates: Teaching Advocacy Skills conference is scheduled for May 18-21, 2015, at the 1401 61st St. S., Gulfport, Florida, campus. The annual conference draws law professors, lawyers and legal practitioners from across the U.S. to learn the Stetson method of advocacy, developing teaching skills, new techniques and networking with some of the most recognized names in advocacy teaching.… » Read more

Lunch, evening sessions introduce part-time law school at Stetson

Stetson University College of Law will host information sessions in January and February about the admissions process for part-time law school applicants. Prospective students may attend lunchtime or evening sessions. Prospective law students interested in attending should RSVP for either one of the lunchtime sessions on Jan. 28 in Tampa or for the evening session on Feb. 11 in Gulfport: Stetson is offering four 20-minute… » Read more

Stetson advocates best at National Civil Trial Competition

Stetson University College of Law students were named best advocates at the 13th Annual National Civil Trial Competition in Los Angeles on Nov. 16. Loyola Law School won the competition. (L-R): Daniel Miles, Lisa Ungerbuehler, Candice Rojas, and Chad Florin. Stetson’s team of Chad Florin, Daniel Miles, Candice Rojas and Lisa Ungerbuehler placed second in the competition. Rojas was named Best Advocate in the Final… » Read more

Stetson volunteers improve veterans’ residence

Stetson University College of Law’s Veterans Advocacy Clinic volunteered to help improve a group residence for veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder on Nov. 11 in St. Petersburg. Veterans Advocacy Clinic paralegal Shirley Wells volunteered Nov. 11 to help with landscaping a veterans’ home. U.S. Representative David Jolly led the effort to improve the Martin Lott Residence with assistance from volunteers from Stetson University, the… » Read more

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

Stetson University offers new joint degree in advocacy

Stetson University College of Law will offer a new joint degree program starting spring 2015, allowing students to earn both a J.D. degree and an LL.M. degree in advocacy from Stetson in seven semesters. Students in Stetson University’s new program will save a semester of full-time study by applying up to 12 hours of prescribed J.D. courses towards the LL.M. degree, allowing them to complete… » Read more

Stetson University offers Advocacy Training in Ireland

Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida, offered an advocacy training program to a sell-out crowd in Dublin, Ireland, July 17-18. The two-day program for law students, law professors and legal practitioners taught the renowned Stetson method of trial advocacy at the University College of Dublin Sutherland School of Law. Participants in Stetson’s July 2014 advocacy program in Ireland. “This new program reinforces Stetson’s… » Read more

Student Todd Hoover: Advocating for literary equality

When he is not busy commuting from his home in Palm Harbor, Florida, to Stetson Law school or working full-time at his job of 16 years at Nebraska Printing Company, Todd Hoover is a literacy advocate for at-risk youth. Student Todd Hoover The 45-year-old third-year student at Stetson University College of Law balances raising a family with a full-time job, part-time law school, and his… » Read more

Professor Emeritus William Eleazer receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching Advocacy

Stetson University College of Law presented its Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching Advocacy to Professor Emeritus William Eleazer on May 21. The award was presented during Stetson’s Educating Advocates: Teaching Advocacy Skills conference, May 20-22 on the Gulfport campus. (L-R): Director of the Center for Excellence in Advocacy Professor Charles Rose and Professor Emeritus William Eleazer. Photo by Barry Lively. Professor Eleazer helped… » Read more

Justice Grows: student Kathryn Hamilton advocates for gardens in juvenile detention centers

Stetson University College of Law student Kathryn Hamilton said that the idea for Justice Grows germinated in professor Marleen O’Connor’s Food Law & Policy seminar and professor James Fox’s class on poverty law. What started as a research assignment in the classroom in Gulfport, Fla., has blossomed into collaborating with the Florida Farm to School program on a new project that will bring edible gardens… » Read more