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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
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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
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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
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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
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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. 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
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Securing water resources the focus of Stetson’s Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture

Nick Davidson, Deputy Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, presented “Natural Solutions for our Water Security” on March 21 at Stetson Law in Gulfport. The Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, called the Ramsar Convention, is an intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources. Nick Davidson spoke… » Read more
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Saving hundreds of acres in the Western Everglades was the topic of Oct. 30 biodiversity lecture

Conserving wetlands and endangered wood stork habitat in the Western Everglades was the topic of Stetson University College of Law’s Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture on Oct. 30. The lecture by Jan Goldman-Carter, National Wildlife Federation wetlands and water resources counsel, was the last in the series this semester at Stetson Law in Gulfport. Jan Goldman-Carter discussed a conservation effort to save critical wood… » Read more
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Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture Series presented “Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition” on Oct. 9

On Oct. 9 at 12 p.m., Stetson Law’s Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture Series presented a discussion with Carlton Ward Jr. about the discovery and implications of the Florida Wildlife Corridor. Ward Jr. is a conservation photographer and founder of the Legacy Institute for Nature and Culture. Carlton Ward Jr. & Joe Guthrie, Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition. Photo courtesy Carlton Ward Jr., CarltonWard.com Ward… » Read more
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Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture Series at Stetson presented Craig Pittman on “The Scent of Scandal”

The Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture Series at Stetson presented Craig Pittman on “The Scent of Scandal: How an International Treaty Led to Armed Federal Officers Raiding a Greenhouse for Contraband Flowers” on Sept. 6. Craig Pittman presented on “The Scent of Scandal” at Stetson Law. Pittman, Tampa Bay Times reporter and author of books including The Scent of Scandal: Greed, Betrayal, and the… » Read more
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Students learn about natural gas development and hydrofracking at biodiversity lecture

Stetson Law students learned more about the impacts of hydrofracking during a Feb. 16 presentation about “Natural Gas Development and Hydrofracking: Environmental Risks and Legal Responses.” The fracking or hydraulic fracturing process involves pumping millions of gallons of water, sand, and toxic chemicals hundreds of feet underground to break up rock and release tiny pockets of gas or oil. The extracted gas or oil is… » Read more
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