Stetson University’s biodiversity institute receives ABA environmental achievement award

Stetson University’s Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy has received the American Bar Association’s 2016 Distinguished Achievement in Environmental Law and Policy Award. “This award recognizes the contributions of the Stetson community and our partners in wetland, wildlife conservation, and environmental issues around the world,” said Professor Royal C. Gardner, director of Stetson’s Institute and an internationally recognized expert in wetland law and policy. Stetson’s… » Read more

Eckerd students can earn direct admission to Stetson law school, scholarships

Starting in the fall, high-performing Eckerd College students, including students and graduates of Eckerd’s Program for Experienced Learners, can earn direct admission to Stetson law school. Eckerd College’s Fox Quad. The partnership with Stetson University will also offer $15,000 or more in scholarship opportunities to accepted Eckerd College students based on qualifications and credentials. Through the new program, eligible Eckerd College students who have completed… » Read more

Stetson Law hosts town hall forum with Gulfport mayoral candidates on environmental issues

Stetson University College of Law hosted a public town hall forum on Feb. 25 with Gulfport’s mayoral candidates to discuss environmental issues in the city. Stetson’s Environmental Law Society, Stetson’s Maritime Law Society and Long’s Environmental Advocacy class co-sponsored the event. (L-R): Mayor Sam Henderson, Lauren Eliopoulos and Barbara Banno. Photo by Marissa Marchena. Gulfport mayoral candidates Barbara Banno and Gulfport Mayor Sam Henderson presented, … » 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

Part-time student challenges legal ivory trade in China

When part-time Stetson Law student Ethan Arthur began researching an independent study project on ways to end the ivory market and slaughter of African elephants, he had no idea that the project would take him to Arlington, Va. African Bush Elephant. Courtesy Wikimedia Commons. As part of his project in Professor Lance Long’s Environmental Advocacy course at Stetson, Arthur was asked to collaborate with a… » Read more

Stetson Law students organized bicycle rally with Gulfport mayor

Stetson University College of Law students in professor Lance Long’s environmental advocacy class organized a bicycle rally with Gulfport Mayor Sam Henderson and a two-mile challenge to raise awareness about alternative transportation. Bicycle rally participants prepare for the ride on Stetson’s Gulfport campus on May 3. On May 3 at 6 p.m., the students joined the mayor and community members to ride as a group… » Read more