How do we protect our children? Student advocates for reform in cases of abuse

Think back to your childhood, and your clearest memories of that time. Maybe you recall details of a family vacation, your best friend, a move that took you to a new city or a new school. SeanCarlo Lopez is a second-year student at Stetson Law. Perhaps what you recall most is a terrible tragedy that changed your life forever. Now imagine preserving that childhood memory… » Read more

Stetson #1 trial advocacy, #2 legal writing program in U.S. News

U.S. News & World Report ranked Stetson University College of Law first in trial advocacy for the 17th time. Stetson ranked second in the nation for legal writing, advancing from sixth last year. “Advocacy is a significant strength at the College of Law,” said Stetson University President Wendy Libby, Ph.D. “When Stetson Law students graduate, they are prepared to walk into a courtroom with the… » Read more

Faculty papers top the charts for clinical law education

Three faculty papers by Stetson Law professors were recently listed among the Social Science Research Network’s Top Ten download list for: Clinical Law Teaching & Practice eJournal. Professor Cynthia Batt. Professor Stacey-Rae Simcox, director of Stetson’s Veterans Advocacy Clinic, wrote the fifth-ranked paper, “Lightening the VA’s Rucksack: A Proposal for Higher Education Medical-Legal Partnerships to Assist the VA in Efficiently and Accurately Granting Veterans Disability… » Read more

Students published in Bloomberg BNA

Stetson Law school students clerking in the Gassman Law Associates firm in Clearwater were recently published in Bloomberg BNA. Travis Arango and Dena Daniels co-authored an article with attorney Alan S. Gassman. Travis Arango. “We were recently given the opportunity to write an article about the Bifani case. This case was chosen because our office focuses primarily on estate law and this set of facts… » Read more

Professors’ new book unveils the anatomy of legal writing

A groundbreaking new book by Stetson professors Catherine J. Cameron and Lance N. Long explores The Science Behind the Art of Legal Writing. Professor Catherine Cameron. The newly released book uses empirical research to show what good legal writing is and why it works. Carolina Academic Press published the book as a resource for law students and legal professionals. A review of the book was… » Read more

Stetson’s Legal Writing Academy for lawyers is January 30

Stetson University College of Law’s Institute for the Advancement of Legal Communication is offering its inaugural Legal Writing Academy on Jan. 30, 2015, at the Tampa Law Center, 1700 N. Tampa St. The 2015 Academy will offer presentations and workshops on Persuasive Legal Writing: What Every Lawyer Should Know. The Academy is an advanced legal writing training program for lawyers that will be taught by… » Read more

Stetson hosts Southeast Regional Legal Writing Conference in Gulfport

Stetson University College of Law’s Institute for the Advancement of Legal Communication hosted the Southeast Regional Legal Writing Conference, April 25-26, in Gulfport, Fla. The Conference was organized by Institute faculty Jason Palmer, Lance Long, and Kirsten Davis, Ph.D. Professor Kirsten Davis, Ph.D., greeting speakers at the Southeast Regional Legal Writing Conference. The conference for law faculty and others who teach legal research and writing… » Read more

Stetson again ranked #1 in trial advocacy by U.S. News

For the 16th time, U.S. News & World Report ranked Stetson University College of Law first in trial advocacy. Stetson also is ranked sixth in the nation for legal writing and is listed among the top 100 law schools in the country. “It goes without saying that the advocacy program at our College of Law is outstanding and the best known of the many high… » Read more

Stetson Law part-time student Elisabeth Fontugne honored for excellence in writing

Stetson University College of Law student Elisabeth Fontugne was recently honored with two awards for excellence in writing. Fontugne won the Mollie and Paul Hill Student Writing Competition in Medical-Legal Interprofessional Collaboration, hosted by Florida State University. She took second place in the American College of Legal Medicine Student Writing Competition in Law, Medicine and Bioethics. Elisabeth Fontugne Fontugne’s writing addresses the intersection of law… » Read more

Stetson’s Institute for the Advancement of Legal Communication hosts inaugural Distinguished Speaker

Stetson’s new Institute for the Advancement of Legal Communication hosted Noah Messing of Yale Law School as its first Distinguished Speaker on Jan. 16. Messing is Lecturer in the Practice of Law and Legal Writing at Yale. Stetson professors join Professor Messing for coffee hour to discuss issues of legal communication. (L-R): professors Catherine Cameron, Royal Gardner, Kirsten Davis, Distinguished Speaker Noah Messing, Jason Palmer… » Read more