Sea turtle course at Stetson features guided visit to sea turtle nest at Fort DeSoto Park

Students in Stetson University College of Law’s special summer course on Sea Turtle Law and Policy visited a sea turtle nest at Fort DeSoto Park on Aug. 28. Students and professors gather at a hatched sea turtle nesting site at Fort DeSoto Park on Aug. 28 as part of a special summer course on sea turtles. Photo by Frank Klim. Students in Stetson’s sea turtle… » Read more


Stetson’s public lecture series on environmental issues returns in the fall

Stetson University College of Law’s Foreman Biodiversity Lecture series returns to campus starting in September. All lectures are complimentary and open to the public on Stetson Law’s Gulfport campus, 1401 61st St. S. Upcoming lectures include: Sept. 1, 12 p.m., Great Hall, Robert Williams, chief deputy general counsel of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Sept. 29, 12 p.m., Great Hall, Dr. Naomi Rose, marine… » Read more


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


Stetson offers special sea turtle course for graduate students this summer

Stetson University College of Law has been awarded a grant by the Sea Turtle Grants Program to offer a special course on Sea Turtle Law and Policy this summer on its Gulfport, Florida, campus for law students and graduate students who are pursuing degrees in marine science, environmental science, or environmental policy. Hawksbill Turtle. Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons. The one-credit, three-day course, “Topics in Biodiversity… » Read more


Students take a walk in the wetlands during winter break course

Students in Professor Royal Gardner’s winter break course took a walk through a cypress swamp and camped in the Western Everglades earlier this month. Stetson offered the intersessional course, “Topics in Biodiversity Law: The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands,” Jan. 5-9. Stetson Law students walked through wetlands in Big Cypress National Preserve as part of a winter break course on biodiversity law. Photo by 3L Joshua… » Read more


Students visit once hidden spring in Tampa

Law students at Stetson University recently had the unique opportunity to visit one of Tampa’s natural springs steps away from the Tampa Law Center. On Oct. 21, students in Professor Royal Gardner’s wetland seminar met with Thomas Ries of the Ecosphere Restoration Institute for a tour of the flowing natural spring only blocks from downtown Tampa’s urban skyline. Stetson alumnus Andrew Zodrow ’95 of the… » Read more


NOAA Fisheries biologist speaks at Stetson

Dr. John Carlson, a research fishery biologist with the National Marine Fisheries Service’s Southeast Fisheries Science Center in Panama City, Fla., presented the Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture on Oct. 8 at Stetson Law in Gulfport. Dr. Carlson discussed challenges in implementing regulations to help the endangered smalltooth sawfish species recover. Dr. John Carlson spoke at Stetson. Dr. Carlson has been a leader with… » Read more


Protecting biodiversity through the law to be discussed at Stetson Law on Jan. 17

Protecting biodiversity through the law is the topic of Stetson University College of Law’s first Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture of the spring semester on Jan. 17. The lecture is free and open to the public. WHO: Peggy Strand, an expert in federal wetlands law and environmental compliance and partner at Venable, will speak about addressing the gap between the science of biodiversity and… » Read more