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NY Times journalist to speak at Stetson Law commencement

Adam Liptak, a lawyer, author and New York Times Supreme Court correspondent, will address 260 graduates of Stetson University College of Law on May 17 in Gulfport, Fla.
Stetson’s commencement takes place at 8:30 a.m. in the courtyard on the law school’s Gulfport campus, 1401 61st St. S.
Liptak was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for his series “American Exception” and writes the popular “Sidebar” column… » Read more

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Babe Ruth’s daughter returns to Stetson Law campus

In 1932, Julia Ruth Stevens was a teenager with the most famous father in the world ─ Babe Ruth.
Her parents stayed at St. Petersburg’s prestigious Rolyat Hotel, where the “Sultan of Swat”  signed his legendary contract with the New York Yankees and stayed during spring training.
According to an article in the 2001 St. Petersburg Times, the Rolyat officially closed a little over a… » Read more

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Stetson’s ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition team to compete in national finals

Stetson University College of Law’s moot court team was named co-champions of the Washington, D.C., regional on March 1 and will advance to the National Finals of the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition.
A total of 202 teams from 118 law schools are competing during a three-week period in six regional rounds of the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition. Only 24 of those teams will… » Read more

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Daylong symposium at Stetson Law tackles political corruption

More than 80 people attended a daylong symposium on Feb. 28 at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Fla., on the topic of political corruption. Taking Stock of Citizens United: How the Law Has (and Has Not) Changed Four Years Later, drew leading national journalists, legal scholars and public interest advocates to the Stetson law school campus for a series of discussions on the… » Read more

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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.
Fontugne’s writing addresses the intersection of law and medicine.… » Read more

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Stetson’s law school hosted panel, film “Defending Gideon”

Members of the public were invited to a panel discussion and showing of the film, “Defending Gideon,” on Feb. 11 at Stetson University College of Law’s Gulfport campus. Approximately 70 people attended the showing of the 30-minute documentary and Q&A discussion about the history and future of public defender work and criminal justice in the U.S.
Christopher Durocher of the Constitution Project moderated the panel… » Read more

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Students celebrate World Wetlands Day in the Everglades

First-year students in professors Royal Gardner and Lance Long’s Legal Research and Writing class had an opportunity to study environmental issues up close during a recent trip to the Florida Everglades.
Students camped and hiked through Big Cypress National Preserve in the Western Everglades.
The trip coincided with World Wetlands Day, held annually on Feb. 2, which celebrates the signing of the Ramsar Convention on… » Read more

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Stetson professor honored at annual Inns of Court

Stetson University Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law Bruce Jacob received this year’s Wm. Reece Smith Jr. Public Service Award on Jan. 28 during the annual Inns of Court Banquet in St. Petersburg.
This year’s lecture and award ceremony took place at the Mirror Lake Lyceum in St. Petersburg.
Jacob J.D. ’59 has twice presented before the U.S. Supreme Court and has dedicated his professional… » Read more

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William Eleazer selected for Stetson’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching Advocacy

Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus William Eleazer will receive Stetson University’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching Advocacy on May 21 on the Gulfport campus.
Professor Eleazer will be presented with the lifetime achievement award during Stetson’s annual Educating Advocates: Teaching Advocacy Skills conference, May 20-22 in Gulfport, Fla.
Professor Eleazer helped establish Stetson’s reputation for excellence in ethical and effective trial advocacy, building… » Read more

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Amelia Michele Joiner to serve as Stetson University Professor of Legal Skills and Trial Advocacy

Renowned trial team coach Amelia Michele Joiner has accepted the position of Associate Professor of Legal Skills and Trial Advocacy at Stetson University College of Law starting in July of 2014.
Joiner is Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the Trial Advocacy Program at Duquesne University School of Law.
She has received numerous awards for outstanding achievement in the area of trial advocacy, and… » Read more

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Stetson University College of Law, Florida's first law school, has prepared lawyers and leaders since 1900. Today, Stetson leads the nation in blending legal doctrine with practical training, evidenced by its top-ranked programs in advocacy and legal writing. Through our academically rigorous curriculum and commitment to social responsibility, Stetson lawyers are ethical advocates ready to succeed in the legal profession.

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