Panel presents on global refugee crisis, human trafficking to Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists

A panel of international law experts discussed the global refugee crisis and human trafficking with a delegation of international journalists Monday morning in the Mann Lounge at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport on Nov. 14. (L-R): Standing: Professor Luz Nagle, Seated: Ahmad Yakzan, Franziska Kues and Gregory W. Kehoe. The delegation of approximately 50 international journalists from the Middle East visited Stetson for… » Read more


Three students honored for pro bono work to address the justice gap

Stetson University College of Law hosted the inaugural Wm. Reece Smith Jr. Pro Bono competition this semester, announcing three honorees on Sept. 26. Second-year law students Haley Coet, Taylor Greenberg and Melody Jacquay were honored at a special program for their outstanding volunteer service. Coet was selected as the overall winner of the competition. Professor Judith Scully, co-coordinator of the Social Justice Advocacy concentration and… » Read more


Stetson Law advocates working to end human trafficking: video honored

A video feature highlighting the work of Stetson University College of Law alumni, faculty and students was honored this spring by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals with an AVA Digital Gold Award in the educational institution category. The video, “Addressing Human Trafficking: Stetson Law Advocates,” features interviews with Stetson Professor of Law Luz Nagle, students Stan Abramenko and Karun Rivero, and alumnae Florida… » Read more


Is armed conflict making people vulnerable to human trafficking? Professor among invited international experts at U.N. conference

Professor Luz Nagle, a leading international voice in the fight against human trafficking, was part of a select group of experts invited by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons Nov. 29-30 in Amman, Jordan. Professor Nagle joined experts from around the world to assess the impact of armed conflict on making people vulnerable to human trafficking. Professor Nagle teaches courses including International… » 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


LL.M. student advocates for children’s rights

LL.M. in International Law student Gulayat Hajiyeva is an advocate for childcare reform who is originally from Azerbaijan. Hajiyeva practiced law in her native Azerbaijan and Turkey as an advocate for children’s rights before coming to Stetson University to study for her advanced degree in law. She joins Stetson Law’s commencement on May 16. (L-R) Professor Luz Nagle with Gulayat Hajiyeva on Stetson’s Gulfport campus.… » Read more


Stetson professor honored at annual Inns of Court

Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law Bruce Jacob (left) and Dean Christopher Pietruszkiewicz. Stetson University Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law Bruce Jacob received this year’s Wm. Reece Smith Jr. Public Service Award on Jan. 28 during the annual Inns of Court Banquet in St. Petersburg. This year’s lecture and award ceremony took place at the Mirror Lake Lyceum in St. Petersburg. Jacob J.D. ’59… » 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


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