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Justice Grows: student Kathryn Hamilton advocates for gardens in juvenile detention centers

Stetson University College of Law student Kathryn Hamilton said that the idea for Justice Grows germinated in professor Marleen O’Connor’s Food Law & Policy seminar and professor James Fox’s class on poverty law. What started as a research assignment in the classroom in Gulfport, Fla., has blossomed into collaborating with the Florida Farm to School program on a new project that will bring edible gardens… » Read more
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Law students present at Stetson Showcase

Law students Lindsey Plyler Blankenbaker, Matt Newton and Heather Woods were selected to participate in the Stetson Showcase on April 15 at Stetson University in DeLand. It was the first time Stetson Law students were asked to participate in the daylong event for undergraduates, showcasing Stetson’s best and brightest students presenting on a broad range of topics. (L-R): Dr. Tim Kaye, Dr. Kirsten Davis, Heather… » Read more
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Part-time student challenges legal ivory trade in China

When part-time Stetson Law student Ethan Arthur began researching an independent study project on ways to end the ivory market and slaughter of African elephants, he had no idea that the project would take him to Arlington, Va. African Bush Elephant. Courtesy Wikimedia Commons. As part of his project in Professor Lance Long’s Environmental Advocacy course at Stetson, Arthur was asked to collaborate with a… » Read more
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Stetson Law wins awards for written and oral advocacy at international competition in Hong Kong

Stetson University College of Law students received awards for excellence in written and oral advocacy at the Willem C. Vis (East) International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Hong Kong on April 6. (L-R): Professor Joseph Morrissey, Jeremy Bailie, Alisa French, Carmen Herrera Valverde, Yesica Liposky, Rachel Lopez Sanchez, Paul Crochet and Professor Stephanie Vaughan. Not pictured: Davis Watson III. Photo courtesy Michael and Mariane Crochet. The… » Read more
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University of California, Hastings College of Law wins Stetson’s International Environmental Moot Court Competition

The University of California, Hastings College of Law won the 18th Annual International Environmental Moot Court Competition on April 12 at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Fla. The University of California, Hastings College of Law team won the IEMCC at Stetson. Pictured with team coaches. The University of California defeated the National Law University, Jodhpur, India, in the final round for the international… » Read more
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Best-selling author, animal rescue advocate David Rosenfelt speaks to standing-room only crowd at Stetson

Stetson University College of Law’s Student Animal Legal Defense Fund and the Golden Retriever Rescue of Mid-Florida presented a talk and book-signing by best-selling mystery novel author and animal rescue advocate David Rosenfelt on April 14 on Stetson’s Gulfport campus. David Rosenfelt spoke at Stetson Law in Gulfport on April 14. Animal rescue advocates gathered with author David Rosenfelt on Stetson’s Gulfport campus. Rescue dog… » Read more
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Stetson wins Robert Merhige Jr. National Environmental Negotiation Competition

The Stetson University College of Law Alternative Dispute Resolution team won the Robert Merhige Jr. National Environmental Negotiation Competition at the University of Richmond Law School in Virginia, March 21-23. (L-R): Rachel Ellis and Charlyne Topiol. Stetson sent two teams of students. The Stetson team of Rachel Ellis and Charlyne Topiol beat 19 teams from across the country. The team of Amber Cain and Aimée… » Read more
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Stetson students win National Voir Dire Tournament

Stetson University College of Law’s trial team of Ashley Goodman, Khalil Madani and Victoria San Pedro won the National Voir Dire Tournament on April 5 in Kansas City, Mo. The team also won the professionalism award in the competition. (L-R): University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law professor and advocacy director S. Rafe Foreman, Khalil Madani, Ashley Goodman, and Victoria San Pedro. Photo by University… » Read more
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Stetson students spearhead second annual bike rally on the Gulfport campus

Dozens of Stetson University College of Law students were joined by Gulfport Mayor Sam Henderson on April 4 for a free community bike rally starting in the horseshoe on Stetson’s Gulfport campus. Bike rally at Stetson Law. For the second year in a row, Stetson students organized a bike rally to raise awareness about alternative transportation. “How many of you bike to work or school… » Read more
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Judge Vaughn Walker presents Nichols Foundation Prominent Speaker Lecture

Former Chief Judge Vaughn Walker of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California presented the Nichols Foundation Prominent Speaker Lecture at Stetson University College of Law on April 4. Judge Walker helped strike down California’s ban on same-sex marriage in 2010, the first federal court decision declaring a constitutional right to marry for same-sex couples. He also presided over several notable high-profile… » Read more
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