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Educators gather to review future of liberal arts education at Stetson University conference

Dramatic changes in higher education policy and the evolving face of liberal arts education will be discussed during Stetson University’s 35th Annual National Conference on Law and Higher Education in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 13-19. National educators and leaders in higher education will present on topics including “The Frontiers of New Liberal Arts Education and President Obama’s ‘College Scorecard.’”
This year’s conference takes place at The… » Read more

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Stetson Law invites prospective students to learn about admission, #1 trial advocacy program in the country

Stetson University College of Law invites prospective students to campus in February and March to learn more about the part-time J.D. program and admissions process.
Stetson Law’s trial advocacy program is ranked the best in the nation and its legal writing program ranks number five, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Prospective law students should RSVP for one of the sessions:

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Stetson Law launches online advocacy journal: Florida Supreme Court justice joins editorial board

Stetson University College of Law has launched the inaugural issue of the Stetson Journal of Advocacy and the Law, a unique law review designed to be read entirely online to meet the needs of the modern reader.
Florida Supreme Court Justice Peggy Quince has joined the new journal’s editorial board.
The Stetson Journal of Advocacy and the Law includes a range of articles related to… » Read more

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University of West Florida and Stetson University partner to shorten time to law degree

The University of West Florida and Stetson University College of Law announced that they are partnering to offer a 3+3 program, starting in August 2015, that will allow aspiring attorneys to reduce the time they spend working toward a law degree.
The 3+3 program allows high-performing students to earn their bachelor’s and juris doctor (J.D.) degrees in six years, rather than the traditional seven years.… » Read more

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Stetson Law hosts Social Justice Lecture Series: Robert F. Kennedy adviser Peter Edelman speaks on ending poverty in the U.S.

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Stetson University College of Law hosted a public Social Justice Lecture Series discussion on Oct. 17 with former Robert F. Kennedy adviser Peter Edelman about ending poverty in the U.S.
Edelman spoke at 7 p.m. on Stetson’s Gulfport campus.
Author and Georgetown University Law Center Professor Peter Edelman presented “So Rich, So Poor: Why It’s So… » Read more

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Stetson’s bar passage is number one in the state: 89.3 percent of Stetson grads pass exam

Stetson University College of Law’s bar passage is number one in the state, according to the Supreme Court of Florida’s exam scores and statistics, with 89.3 percent of Stetson graduates passing the Florida bar exam in July.
Among all first-time test-takers in Florida, 77.2 percent of candidates passed the July bar exam.
“Stetson graduates are prepared for the legal profession, and their performance on the… » Read more

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Stetson Law dean Christopher Pietruszkiewicz appointed to national, regional, state committees on legal education, professionalism and safety

Stetson University College of Law Dean Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz has recently been appointed to five committees focused on legal education, professionalism and public safety at the national, state and regional levels.
Dean Pietruszkiewicz was appointed to the Data Policy & Collection Committee of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, the Florida Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, the legal education committee… » Read more

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National Wildlife Federation VP lectures at Stetson Law about climate change, flood insurance and wildlife protection

National Wildlife Federation leader John Kostyack ’86 discussed “Conservation in an Era of Intensifying Storms and Floods” at noon on Sept. 26 at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport.
John Kostyack is vice president of Wildlife Conservation at the National Wildlife Federation and a Stetson Law alumnus. He addressed a crowd of students, alumni, faculty and members of the public.
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Stetson Law, Pinellas Education Foundation open “Constitution Hall” for middle school students at Finance Park in Largo

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Stetson University College of Law and the Pinellas Education Foundation opened the doors to a “Constitution Hall” for Tampa Bay area middle school students at the Gus A. Stavros Institute’s Finance Park in Largo on Sept. 17.
Distinguished members of the judiciary, alumni and educational leaders gathered for the ribbon-cutting of Constitution Hall. A representative of Congressman C.W. Bill Young’s office… » Read more

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More than 100 high school students celebrate Constitution Day at Stetson

A crowd of 120 Tampa Bay area high school students gathered in the Great Hall on Stetson University College of Law’s Gulfport campus on Sept. 17 to learn about Constitution Day during a special James Otis Lecture Series presentation. High school and middle school students in Tampa also attended via webcast.
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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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