Best for career opportunities: Stetson’s LL.M.

The International Jurist magazine article, “The Best LL.M. programs,” by Sherry Karabin, lists Stetson’s LL.M. program among the top nine law school programs in the country for career opportunities. The article focused on international students coming to the U.S. for an LL.M. degree. Last year’s LL.M. in International Law graduates gather with international programs staff for a photo during commencement in May. Stetson University’s law… » Read more


Stetson alumni to lead nation’s top elder law associations

Stetson University College of Law LL.M. in Elder Law alumna Catherine Seal was sworn in as the new president of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys during the annual NAELA conference, April 7-9 in Denver, Colorado. Catherine Seal. Seal LL.M.’08 will become president of NAELA on June 1. NAELA is a professional association of attorneys dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided… » Read more


Go and do it: Former teacher, parent, law student wants to help people with special needs

Ask Tammy Schweinsberg how she feels about graduating from Stetson University with her J.D. and she will tell you that law school has blinked by in an instant. Tammy Schweinsberg. The busy single mom of six children ranging in ages from six to 19 was born and raised in St. Petersburg. A student in Stetson’s part-time J.D. program, she is the first person in her… » Read more


Stetson’s Elder Law Inn honored at Supreme Court

The Thomas E. Penick, Jr. Elder Law American Inn of Court at Stetson Law was honored at the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 24 during the American Inns of Court Celebration of Excellence. (L-R): Professor Roberta Flowers and Rebecca Morgan at the Supreme Court in October. Professors Roberta Flowers and Boston Asset Management Chair in Elder Law Rebecca Morgan, co directors of Stetson’s Center for… » Read more


Stetson’s Special Needs Trust Conference draws hundreds of practitioners

Stetson University College of Law’s 17th Special Needs Trusts-The National Conference drew hundreds of attendees to the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club on Oct. 14-16. Stetson’s Special Needs Trusts Conference brought hundreds to the Vinoy. “The information from speakers, colleagues, and materials that I get at this conference are an absolute necessity for me to learn and stay up to date for… » Read more


Professor teaches course on elder law in Israel

Professor Roberta Flowers, co-director of Stetson’s Center for Excellence in Elder Law, is teaching elder law practice and education in the U.S. at the invitation of Israel Doran, chair of the geriatric department at Haifa University in Israel. Professor Roberta Flowers is teaching elder law in Israel. “Because elder law is not a specialty in the legal profession in Israel, elder advocates such as Professor… » Read more


Free wills for veterans program at Stetson Law

Stetson University College of Law is again partnering with the Community Law Program and the St. Petersburg Bar Foundation in February to prepare free simple wills and advance health care directives for veterans and their spouses. The Feb. 17, 2015, program is designed to assist veterans or their spouses who have limited assets and low incomes and who are age 60 or older. Volunteer attorneys… » 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


Medical marijuana is topic of event, debate at Stetson

Medical marijuana is the topic of two upcoming events: a continuing education program and a public debate at Stetson University College of Law in October. Oct. 10 in Tampa: A full-day educational event for health care professionals and lawyers about medical marijuana is scheduled for Oct. 10, 8:15 a.m.-4 p.m., at Stetson’s Tampa Law Center, 1700 N. Tampa St. To learn more, and to register,… » Read more


Professor Rebecca C. Morgan Elder Law Scholarship Fund announced at SNT conference

Attorneys, trustees, estate planners, financial advisers, CPAs and other elder care professionals attended the 15th Annual 2013 Special Needs Trusts – The National Conference held Oct. 16-18 in St. Pete Beach, Fla. The advanced day session opened with a presentation by Associate Dean Kristen D. Adams, announcing the Professor Rebecca C. Morgan Elder Law Scholarship Fund. The newly named scholarship for students enrolled in Stetson’s… » Read more