Internationally known human rights activist speaks at Stetson

Internationally known human rights activist John Prendergast presented on “Stopping Genocide by Stopping the War Profiteers” on March 16 in the Great Hall on Stetson law school’s Gulfport campus. John Prendergast spoke at Stetson on genocide. Prendergast addressed a crowd gathered to hear him talk in the Great Hall on Stetson’s campus. Prendergast, author of Not on Our Watch, co-author with Michael Mattocks of Unlikely … » Read more


Seven scientific organizations endorse brief co-authored by Stetson’s biodiversity institute

In response to President Trump’s executive order targeting the Clean Water Rule, seven scientific organizations have issued a joint letter in support of protecting the nation’s aquatic resources. The letter endorsed a brief filed in the Sixth Circuit in January by Stetson law professor Royal Gardner and Foreman Biodiversity Fellow Erin Okuno on behalf of water and wetland scientists in support of the Clean Water… » Read more


Stetson’s advocacy center honors Lawrence Sutter with inaugural Cornerstone Award

Stetson University College of Law’s Center for Excellence in Advocacy is honoring Lawrence Sutter with the inaugural Cornerstone Award during its Educating Advocates: Teaching Advocacy Skills Conference. Lawrence Sutter. Sutter has directed the University of Akron School of Law mock trial program since 1990. He served as a board member for the prestigious, invitation-only Tournament of Champions for 25 years, a competition that serves as… » Read more


Stetson wins Chester Bedell Trial Competition for 22nd time in 34 years

Stetson University College of Law has won the Chester Bedell Trial Competition for the 22nd time in 34 years. Stetson sent two teams to the premier state competition, who both advanced to compete against each other in the final round. Twenty teams of students from 10 law schools across the state of Florida competed. (L-R) Laura Rose, Courtney Olivier, Carolina Suazo, Kaitlyn Dugas, Skylar Stewart,… » Read more


Outstanding volunteers: Alumnae honored for pro bono service at the Florida Supreme Court

Several Stetson Law alumnae were honored at the Supreme Court of Florida on Jan. 19 by the Florida Bar for their work on behalf of poor and indigent clients. Florida Bar President William J. Schifino Jr. presented the 2017 Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Awards during a special ceremony to recognize and raise awareness about lawyers who are committed to public service and to… » Read more


Stetson hosts AMCA national tournament with top student advocacy teams: Patrick Henry College wins championship

A team from the United States Air Force Academy were finalists and students from Patrick Henry College were named the AMCA champions. More than 350 teams from across the U.S. competed in invitational events and 11 regional tournaments around the country to qualify to participate in the national tournament of the American Moot Court Association on Jan. 6-7 at Stetson University College of Law in… » Read more


Stetson Law’s Moot Court Board among the best in the nation

Stetson Law’s Moot Court Board. The fall 2016 Best Value Law Schools issue of preLaw magazine lists Stetson University College of Law’s Moot Court Board among the best in the nation. Stetson’s Board is ranked third in the list of the top 16 moot court programs of 2015-2016 and is ranked sixth among the 20 best moot courts of the decade. The preLaw magazine analyzed… » Read more


What changes will the new administration bring to education? Stetson’s National Conference on Law and Higher Education is Feb. 9-13

Stetson University’s annual National Conference on Law and Higher Education celebrates 38 years in February, with leading higher education scholars, thinkers and practitioners in the U.S. discussing the challenges and opportunities facing higher education in an era of legal, social and political change. This year’s conference, themed on “Accountability and Regulation of American Colleges and Universities in Times of Legal, Social and Political Upheaval,” takes… » 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


Addressing bias: visiting scholar Deleso Alford discusses cultural competence

When Deleso A. Alford visited Stetson law school’s Gulfport campus briefly this summer, she brought with her an important goal: collaboration. Professor Deleso Alford visited Stetson law school in July. The Florida A&M University law professor’s research and teaching focuses on building a framework for cultural competence through the lens of personal narratives that shapes the way we see and understand each other. During her… » Read more