Lambda shows its pride at St. Petersburg events

The Lambda Legal Society at Stetson participated in the annual St. Petersburg LGBT Pride Parade, on June 27 in St. Petersburg. The weekend parade followed the Supreme Court’s historic decision regarding gay marriage on June 26. Stetson Law students built a float, participated in the St. Petersburg LGBT Pride Parade. Photo by SeanCarlo Lopez. Stetson students participating in the parade event shared their perspectives. “It’s… » Read more

Dire need for human rights advocates: Professor Nagle says after trip to Colombia

“There is a dire need for attorneys to be trained to be human rights advocates and to represent the human rights of indigenous groups, workers, displaced people, and individuals who are vulnerable to human trafficking, forced servitude, slavery, and other violations of fundamental human rights,” said Professor Luz Nagle, who faced the Medellin drug cartel during her tenure as a judge in Colombia. Professor Nagle… » Read more

Stetson, U.S. Attorney’s Office host Caribbean Law Clinic

On Nov. 13, Stetson University College of Law welcomed law students and faculty from the Bahamas, Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, and U.S. law schools to campus for the American and Caribbean Law Initiative’s Caribbean Law Clinic. The American and Caribbean Law Initiative’s Caribbean Law Clinic brought students and faculty from the U.S. and Caribbean to Stetson. Clinic participants collaborated on researching and presenting solutions to… » Read more

Judge Vaughn Walker presents Nichols Foundation Prominent Speaker Lecture

Former Chief Judge Vaughn Walker of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California presented the Nichols Foundation Prominent Speaker Lecture at Stetson University College of Law on April 4. Judge Walker helped strike down California’s ban on same-sex marriage in 2010, the first federal court decision declaring a constitutional right to marry for same-sex couples. He also presided over several notable high-profile… » Read more

Students learn about combatting human trafficking

Children enslaved by the chocolate industry in Africa. Female immigrants forced into prostitution in the U.S. It may come as a surprise that human trafficking is as prevalent as it is in the U.S. According to this report by the Department of State, the majority of the victims are women and children. In fact, hundreds of thousands of victims are children, and Florida ranks as… » Read more

Professor Dorothea Beane received inscribed book by 2012 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award winner

Professor Robert Bickel presented an inscribed copy of University of Minnesota professor Kathryn Sikkink’s book, The Justice Cascade: How Human Rights Prosecutions Changed World Politics, to Stetson Law professor Dorothea Beane in the Dolly & Homer Hand Law Library on Sept. 6. Professor Dorothea Beane with Professor Robert Bickel in the Dolly & Homer Hand Law Library. The new book by Sikkink is the winner… » Read more

Stetson Law alumni, professors making a difference in the Caribbean

Story by third-year student Valeria Obi and Brandi Palmer For most people, the Caribbean is a tropical paradise, a getaway destination where reef fish dart among sunken pirate gold in a boundless turquoise sea. For the people who live and work for equality and human rights in the Caribbean, a different picture emerges, one focused on the struggle for social justice. Professors Dorothea Beane and… » Read more

Stetson LL.M. student selected for prestigious International Bar Association Internship

Story by Valeria Obi Juan M. Zarama’12, who recently graduated with distinction from Stetson’s International Law LL.M. program, has been selected to work with the prestigious International Bar Association Legal Internship Programme in Human Rights in London in the fall. Juan M. Zarama graduated this May. Zarama said he has always had a passion for international human rights. “My interest in international human rights came… » Read more

ASIL Academic Bulletin – Aug. 10, 2012 – Professor Dorothea Beane and Professor Darryl Wilson

Professor Dorothea Beane and Professor Darryl Wilson’s work in the Caribbean along with alumni was the subject of the ASIL Academic Bulletin article, “Stetson University College of Law alumni, professors advocate for human rights in the Caribbean.”… » Read more

Jamaican Senator Teaches at Stetson

A.J. Nicholson, a member of the Jamaican Senate, is serving as a Distinguished International Fellow at Stetson Law.