Stetson’s Special Needs Trust Conference draws hundreds of practitioners

Stetson University College of Law’s 17th Special Needs Trusts-The National Conference drew hundreds of attendees to the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club on Oct. 14-16. Stetson’s Special Needs Trusts Conference brought hundreds to the Vinoy. “The information from speakers, colleagues, and materials that I get at this conference are an absolute necessity for me to learn and stay up to date for… » Read more


Stetson among top schools for Small Law, National Jurist reports

Stetson is among the top 40 law schools placing graduates in small law firm jobs, according to the National Jurist 2015 Back to School issue. Stetson’s ranking is based upon 2014 data available from the American Bar Association. The article, “Best schools for Big Law and Small Law,” reports that small law “has seen growth since the recession” and that Stetson is ranked highly among… » Read more


Texas Tech wins National Pretrial Competition at Stetson

A team of students from Texas Tech won the National Pretrial Competition at Stetson. Students from Texas Tech University School of Law won the Eighth Annual National Pretrial Competition at Stetson University College of Law this past weekend in Gulfport. Sixteen teams from around the U.S. competed at Stetson. Mississippi College School of Law won second place in the competition, as well as the Best… » Read more


Students dig into campus community garden

On a sunny Friday afternoon Oct. 9, Stetson Law students volunteered alongside faculty and staff to help plant a campus community organic garden in the Crummer Courtyard at Stetson’s Gulfport campus. Stetson Law students, staff and faculty planted a community garden on Oct. 9. (L-R): Student Rachel Curran and Biodiversity Fellow Erin Okuno plant tomatoes. Thirsty bell peppers, tomatoes, basil, lettuces filled in the garden… » Read more


Protecting the world’s wetlands: Stetson Law professor reappointed chair of international panel

Stetson University College of Law professor and Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy director Royal C. Gardner has been reappointed chair of the Scientific and Technical Review Panel of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands for 2016-2018. Professor Gardner is an internationally recognized expert on wetland law and policy. Professor Royal C. Gardner. As one of 18 experts appointed from around the world, Gardner will lead… » Read more


Stetson Law receives $400K grant to launch new forensic evidence training program

A new grant in the amount of $400,000 was awarded to Stetson University College of Law for the National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law to develop a forensic evidence training program for lawyers who work on death penalty cases. Professor Carol Henderson, founding director of the National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law. “This training program is crucial at a time when… » Read more


Alumni gift professor with the U.S. Constitution for Constitution Day

Longtime constitutional law professor Michael Allen, who also serves as associate dean for academic affairs and director of the Veterans Law Institute at Stetson, was gifted with a reproduction of the U.S. Constitution on Constitution Day, Sept. 17. (L-R): John Edward Jones, Jim Vickaryous and Associate Dean Michael Allen. (L-R): John Edward Jones, Associate Dean Michael Allen and Jim Vickaryous. Alumni John Edward Jones J.D.… » Read more


Domestic violence in America? Student wins first place in national essay contest

Samantha Sobel won a national essay contest. Student Samantha R. Sobel won first place in the Yanez & Associates Law Scholarship Essay Contest and Scholarship Program for her paper, “Should parents convicted of domestic violence have their parental rights terminated?” The essay focused on domestic violence in America with the goal of increasing awareness of the growing issue. Sobel is a student in Stetson’s Social… » Read more


Five days in Cuba: Students, faculty describe the experience

On March 15, more than a dozen students and two professors loaded onto an airplane in Tampa, Florida, for what was to become Stetson Law’s first study abroad program in Cuba. The trip was preceded by a course taught by Professor of Law Candace Zierdt that examined current perspectives on the Cuban Legal System and Society. Stetson’s class took place at perhaps no more pivotal… » 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