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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

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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

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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.
The new book by Sikkink is the winner of the 2012 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. Professor Sikkink inscribed the copy of her… » Read more

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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.
Hundreds of years of… » Read more

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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.
Zarama said he has always had a passion for international human rights.
“My interest in international human rights came from my professional and academic experience… » Read more

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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

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Jamaican Senator Teaches at Stetson

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

 

 

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Panel Talk: Chocolate Industry Child Labor

On Feb. 8, students, faculty and experts discussed the issue of child labor in the international cocoa industry.

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Law Students Discuss Human Rights

Professor Dorothea Beane and her law
class discussed human rights issues with sixth-graders.

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Human Rights Teach-In

This spring, a dozen students from Professor Dorothea Beane’s law class addressed 278 eighth-graders at middle school assemblies designed to get students thinking about the value of protecting human rights.

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