New program helps students learn legal communication skills new lawyers need for the practice

When Dr. Kirsten Davis, director of Stetson’s Institute for the Advancement of Legal Communication, designed and implemented a new program two years ago, she knew she wanted to provide students with more opportunities to improve their communication skills and make them better lawyers. Stetson’s legal writing program, under Davis’s direction, is consistently ranked among the nation’s best law school programs. Davis created a new extracurricular… » Read more


Top legal writers: Students are honored with award, publication

Students at Stetson law school have recently distinguished themselves in legal writing with an award and publication. Stetson students Courtney Chaipel, Courtney Cox and Genesis Matute. Courtney Chaipel, Courtney Cox and Genesis Matute have all written papers accepted for publication in scholarly and peer-reviewed journals. Chaipel and Cox co-authored a paper about using film to teach criminal law that has been accepted for publication in… » Read more


Stetson No. 1 Trial Advocacy, No. 3 Legal Writing in U.S. News

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Stetson University College of Law No. 1 in Trial Advocacy for the 18th time. Stetson ranked third in the nation for Legal Writing in the U.S. News 2017 “Best Grad Schools” issue. Stetson Law’s beautiful Gulfport campus. “Stetson’s commitment to excellence in advocacy is exemplified by our graduates,” said Stetson University President Wendy B. Libby, Ph.D. “When Stetson… » Read more


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