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

Stetson grads among highest number of Super Lawyers in the state

Stetson University College of Law graduates are again ranked among the best lawyers in Florida by Florida Super Lawyers. Stetson law school ranks third in the state for the highest number of alumni on the 2016 Florida Super Lawyers list. Stetson’s May commencement 2016. This year, more than 300 Stetson Law graduates are named in the 2016 Florida Super Lawyers. The 2016 Florida Super Lawyers … » Read more

Campus gathered Monday to reflect on the Orlando tragedy

Stetson University College of Law community members gathered for a moment of reflection about the tragic shooting in Orlando on the Gulfport campus on Monday afternoon. The flag flies at half-staff on Stetson Law’s campus in honor of all affected by this national tragedy. The flag flies at half-staff on the Stetson law school campus to honor those lost in the Orlando tragedy. Counselor Sarah… » Read more

Justice Roderick L. Ireland presents Stetson law school commencement May 14

» Visit Graduation Events for Photo Galleries Roderick L. Ireland, the first African-American chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, delivered Stetson law school’s commencement address at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, in the Plaza Mayor courtyard on Stetson’s Gulfport campus. Watch the video of Stetson law school’s May 14 commencement: Justice Roderick L. Ireland delivered Stetson University College of Law’s commencement address.… » Read more

Stetson among nation’s most diverse law schools, according to preLaw

Stetson law school ranks No. 20 among the nation’s most diverse law schools, according to the spring 2016 issue of preLaw. (L-R): Stetson law school students Evan Dix and May Valedictorian Darnesha Carter practice for a moot court competition. The article, “The most diverse law schools,” by Rebecca Larsen, examines the definition of diversity and what makes a diverse law school. A study referenced in… » Read more

Filling a need: Student to help Tampa Bay homeless veterans after graduation

When Cherilyn Hansen graduates from Stetson law school this spring, she will be one step closer to following her passion to serve people in need in the community. Cherilyn Hansen starts her work with homeless veterans in the fall. Hansen shared that her goal in going to law school was always a career in public service and legal aid. Before law school, she worked with… » Read more

Student trial team member, mom and student leader receives multiple scholarships

Student Starcee Brown, a member of the Stetson law school trial team and single parent to her two-year-old son, recently received the Bar Study Scholarship from the Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association. The bar association awards scholarships to well-deserving third-year African American students preparing to sit for the Florida Bar exam. Student Starcee Brown and son Brynson. Photo courtesy Starcee Brown. Brown received the scholarship … » Read more

Stetson hosts 20 teams at National Trial Competition

Stetson University College of Law hosted 20 student teams from 11 law schools for the National Trial Competition, Region 6 regional, on Feb. 5-7. Stetson’s advocacy teams bring home multiple accolades. Teams from Alabama, Florida and Mississippi competed in the regional round of the NTC at the Pinellas County Justice Center in Clearwater, Florida. The team of Elliott Smith and Haley Steelman from Faulkner Law,… » Read more

Stetson’s moot court wins best oralist award at national championship

(L-R): Students Kasey Feltner, Sterling Lovelady and Adriana Foreman. Stetson University College of Law’s moot court team of Kasey Feltner, Adriana Foreman and Sterling Lovelady won a best oralist award at the Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship this past weekend in Houston, Texas. It is the third best oralist award that Stetson’s advocacy teams have won in three months. The students participating in the… » Read more