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Best-selling author, animal rescue advocate David Rosenfelt speaks to standing-room only crowd at Stetson

Stetson University College of Law’s Student Animal Legal Defense Fund and the Golden Retriever Rescue of Mid-Florida presented a talk and book-signing by best-selling mystery novel author and animal rescue advocate David Rosenfelt on April 14 on Stetson’s Gulfport campus.
The free event drew a standing-room only crowd of animal advocate enthusiasts, law students and professors, members of the local community, as well as rescued… » Read more

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International animal law expert Sabine Brels lectures at Stetson on legal status and treatment of animals

French lawyer and international animal law expert Sabine Brels visited professors Paul Boudreaux and Royal Gardner’s seminar class on natural resources law on Sept. 26 to share her expertise in the field with students.
“The legal status of animals is very controversial,” Brels told the class.
Brels spoke about the various approaches of animal protection in the law. She explained differing modern views on the… » Read more

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Stetson Student Veterans Organization, Animal Legal Defense Fund, co-sponsored a program about using dogs in the military

Stetson’s Student Veterans Organization and Student Animal Legal Defense Fund chapter co-sponsored a film presentation on Feb. 28 about using dogs in the military.
Stetson Law students, along with dogs “James” and “Dora,” attended a screening of Always Faithful. “Dora” is a registered therapy dog trained by animal law expert Peter Fitzgerald, a professor at Stetson.
The documentary, directed by cinematographer Harris Done and produced… » Read more

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Derecho Animal – Oct. 24, 2012 – Professor Peter Fitzgerald

Professor Peter Fitzgerald’s article, “Compensation to a Police Woman for the Reassignment of her Police Dog: Keohane vs. Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis,” was printed in Derecho Animal.… » Read more

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Professor is crossing borders in animal law

VIDEO: Professor Fitzgerald discusses animal law. (3 min:55 sec)
It is easy to spot Professor Peter Fitzgerald on the Stetson Law campus in Gulfport. He is usually with Duncan and Dora, two special golden retrievers. Duncan is a certified therapy dog and Dora is in training for her therapy dog qualification. Fitzgerald rescued Duncan a day before he was scheduled to be euthanized. He recently… » Read more

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Law students visiting Tampa Bay area this summer can take advantage of daytime, evening, weekend and condensed courses.

 

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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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