Environmental ethics expert presents at Stetson

Stetson University College of Law hosted EPA senior enforcement attorney Mike Walker as part of the Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture series on Sept. 29. A crowd of students, faculty, staff and members of the community gathered to hear Walker speak in the Great Hall. Walker discussed how diversity is the key to stability in ecology. Trained as a biologist-botanist after the renowned Aldo… » Read more

Florida’s wild places: photojournalist Carlton Ward Jr. delivers Stetson’s biodiversity lecture

Carlton Ward Jr. delivered the Sept. 3 biodiversity lecture. Photo by SeanCarlo Lopez. “What I really want to share with the students here today is that Florida is still a wild place, and we have a chance to keep it that way,” Carlton Ward Jr. told an audience gathered to hear him speak on Thursday afternoon on Stetson’s Gulfport campus. Ward addressed students, faculty, staff… » Read more

Stetson celebrates Earth Day

Stetson University College of Law students, faculty and staff celebrated Earth Day on April 20 on the Gulfport campus. Live music accompanied gardening tips, electronics recycling, field games and exercise in the lush, Mediterranean courtyard Monday afternoon. “The event gets better every year, ” said Professor Lance Long, who teaches research and writing and environmental advocacy at Stetson. Watch this brief video to learn more… » Read more

Students volunteer, plant tree at Boyd Hill

Stetson University College of Law’s Jewish Law Student Association took time to plant a tree and help clean up Boyd Hill Nature Preserve in St. Petersburg on Feb. 4. The students spent four hours volunteering at the park. The event honored the Jewish holiday of Tu B’shevat, or the “New Year of the Trees.” Traditionally, the holiday celebrates ecological awareness and trees are planted in… » Read more

Stetson celebrates Values Day

Stetson University College of Law students celebrated Values Day on Sept. 16 by volunteering to clean up Clam Bayou Nature Park in Gulfport and attending a presentation on “The Moral Premise of the Law,” presented by Stetson University Professor of Religious Studies Gregory Sapp. (L-R): Students Mitchell Levine, Lydia Greiner, Student Life director Tammy Briant, Lauren Eliopoulos and Patrick Iyampillai participated in Values Day. The… » Read more

Stetson hosts Earth Day event on the Gulfport campus

Stetson University College of Law students celebrated Earth Day on April 21 on the Gulfport campus with an environmentally-focused art show, music, healthy snacks and informational booths on sustainable living. The Stetson student Environmental Law Society, Student Wellness Society and Food Law Society sponsored the event. Students at Stetson Law in Gulfport celebrate Earth Day. Student Katie Cleveland worked with student organizations to coordinate the… » Read more

Stetson Law summer course explores sea turtle conservation

Stetson University College of Law is bringing sea turtle conservation experts to the Gulfport campus in April and adding a new summer course for law students on sea turtle protection in May and June. The new summer course runs May 27-June 6 for law students interested in learning about the threats to endangered sea turtles and legal and policy framework to protect them. Students enrolled… » Read more

Stetson hosts public lecture on improving Florida’s water

Stetson University College of Law invited members of the public to the Gulfport campus in March to learn more about how water quality trading can improve the Florida water supply. The Edward & Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture Series presented a talk by David E. Bailey of the Electric Power Research Institute on March 6 on Stetson’s Gulfport campus. David Bailey of the Electric Power Research… » Read more

Students celebrate World Wetlands Day in the Everglades

First-year students in professors Royal Gardner and Lance Long’s Legal Research and Writing class had an opportunity to study environmental issues up close during a recent trip to the Florida Everglades. Students Alex Nicodemi, Beach Brooks, Tommy Mingledorff, Andrew Long and Professor Royal Gardner visit the Everglades. Photo courtesy Kayli Keough. Students camped and hiked through Big Cypress National Preserve in the Western Everglades. The… » Read more

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. International animal law expert Sabine Brels visited Stetson Law. “The legal status of animals is very controversial,” Brels told the class. Brels spoke about the various approaches of animal protection in… » Read more