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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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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
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Stetson Law announces this year’s William A. Kaplin and Facilitator Award recipients

Stetson University College of Law announced the recipients of this year’s William A. Kaplin Award and Facilitator Award at the National Conference on Law and Higher Education, Feb. 13-19, in Orlando, Fla. William E. Thro. Photo: University of Kentucky. William E. Thro, constitutional law scholar and general counsel of the University of Kentucky, received the William A. Kaplin Award for Excellence in Higher Education Law… » Read more
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Educators gather to review future of liberal arts education at Stetson University conference

Dramatic changes in higher education policy and the evolving face of liberal arts education will be discussed during Stetson University’s 35th Annual National Conference on Law and Higher Education in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 13-19. National educators and leaders in higher education will present on topics including “The Frontiers of New Liberal Arts Education and President Obama’s ‘College Scorecard.’” This year’s conference takes place at The… » Read more
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Stetson Law, Pinellas Education Foundation open “Constitution Hall” for middle school students at Finance Park in Largo

» View Photo Gallery Stetson University College of Law and the Pinellas Education Foundation opened the doors to a “Constitution Hall” for Tampa Bay area middle school students at the Gus A. Stavros Institute’s Finance Park in Largo on Sept. 17. Casey Reich, eighth grade, age 13, tests his knowledge of civics at the opening of the Constitution Hall exhibit. Distinguished members of the judiciary,… » Read more
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Tampa Bay area high school students celebrate Constitution Day at Stetson Law

Nearly 100 Tampa Bay area high school students celebrated U.S. Constitution Day at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport on Sept. 20. Stetson Law and the Tampa Bay Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates sponsored the James Otis Lecture Series educational program. Martin Dyckman, author and retired associate editor of the St. Petersburg Times, and Stetson constitutional law professor Louis Virelli, provided… » 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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Stetson University’s historic campus, founded in 1883 in DeLand, is home to the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Business Administration and School of Music. Stetson also has a satellite center in Celebration that offers advanced degrees.