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Stetson students win AAJ Regional Mock Trial Championship

Stetson University College of Law students won the American Association for Justice Regional Mock Trial Championship on March 10 in Miami, Fla.
Sixteen teams competed in Miami. Stetson students Erica Emas, William Gower III, Andona Zacks-Jordan and Charles Strauss won the regional and a chance to compete against 13 teams from around the country in the AAJ nationals, April 4-7, in New Orleans.
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Stetson students to compete at largest international competitions in the world

Stetson University College of Law students will compete at some of the largest international competitions in the world in March and April. Stetson students will compete in the international finals of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, the largest moot court competition in the world, March 31-April 6, in Washington, D.C. Stetson students will also compete at the Willem C. Vis International… » Read more

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Stetson introduces Social Justice Advocacy Series to the Gulfport campus

On Feb. 6, Stetson University introduced the Social Justice Advocacy Series to students on the Gulfport campus, featuring Robin Rosenberg, deputy director of Florida’s Children First.
Rosenberg, who fights for the rights of at-risk children and youth in Florida, talked with Stetson Law students about the importance of advocating for justice in the community. Her talk was simply entitled “Do Good.”
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Stetson wins Best Brief Award at Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship

Stetson University College of Law students Chad Burgess, Erin Okuno and Morgan Vasigh won the Best Brief Award at the prestigious Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship on Jan. 26 in Houston, Texas.
The invitation-only law school competition, hosted by the University of Houston Law Center Blakely Advocacy Institute, drew students from 16 law schools around the country. The invitation is based on the schools’… » Read more

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Stetson students sweep Florida Bar Chester Bedell Mock Trial Competition

Stetson University College of Law students won the Florida Bar Chester Bedell Mock Trial Competition on Jan. 18 in Orlando, Fla. Stetson has won the competition 20 out of 30 times, including last year. A total of 22 teams from 11 Florida law schools competed.
Two teams of four Stetson Law students advanced to compete against each other in the final round of the competition.… » Read more

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Stetson Law students win awards for best brief, best cross-examination at weekend east and west coast competitions

Stetson University College of Law students won awards this past weekend for best appellate briefs in Washington, D.C., and best cross examination in San Francisco, Calif.
Stetson’s Moot Court teams won top awards for their appellate briefs at the National Veterans Law Moot Court Competition on Nov. 3-4 in Washington, D.C. Stetson students Amar Agha and Erik Johanson won the Best Petitioner’s Brief Award and… » Read more

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Stetson Law offers new concentration in social justice advocacy

Stetson University College of  Law is offering a Social Justice Advocacy Certificate of Concentration program for students. The concentration program is intended to prepare students to deal directly with significant social justice issues in civil or criminal law.
The Social Justice Advocacy Certificate of Concentration is a selective program, which admits a limited number of students based upon their academic and experiential background, interviews with… » Read more

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Stetson LL.M. student selected for prestigious International Bar Association Internship

Story by Valeria Obi
Juan M. Zarama’12, who recently graduated with distinction from Stetson’s International Law LL.M. program, has been selected to work with the prestigious International Bar Association Legal Internship Programme in Human Rights in London in the fall.
Zarama said he has always had a passion for international human rights.
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James H. Seckinger honored with Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Advocacy at Stetson Law`s annual advocacy conference

Notre Dame Law School professor James H. Seckinger was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Advocacy at Stetson University College of Law’s annual Educating Advocates: Teaching Advocacy Skills conference on May 23 in Gulfport.
Professor Seckinger, who served as the director of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy from 1979 to 1994, has conducted advocacy skills programs throughout the U.S. and Canada,… » Read more

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Stetson Law’s Amnesty International hosts panel discussion on homeless advocacy

Story by Valeria Obi
Stetson’s Amnesty International hosted a panel discussion, “Demand Dignity Campaign: A Panel on Homeless Advocacy,” on April 10 at Stetson Law in Gulfport.
The purpose was to bring awareness to the plight of those who become homeless, and to provide students with an opportunity to learn how to help the homeless community through legal action and community activism.
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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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