Four awards honor graduates’ significant service

Stetson University College of Law presented its annual awards to graduates and friends of the college in conjunction with the Florida Bar Annual Convention June 24-27 in Boca Raton. SLIDESHOW: Scott Bruin B.A. ’75 was presented the Distinguished Service Award in recognition of significant, meritorious and continuing contributions that benefit the college. Bruin is the executive managing partner of CapTrust Financial Advisors in Tampa. He… » Read more

Dire need for human rights advocates: Professor Nagle says after trip to Colombia

“There is a dire need for attorneys to be trained to be human rights advocates and to represent the human rights of indigenous groups, workers, displaced people, and individuals who are vulnerable to human trafficking, forced servitude, slavery, and other violations of fundamental human rights,” said Professor Luz Nagle, who faced the Medellin drug cartel during her tenure as a judge in Colombia. Professor Nagle… » Read more

Vaughan promoted to associate dean, student engagement

Stetson University College of Law professor Stephanie Vaughan has been promoted to associate dean for student engagement. Stephanie Vaughan is Stetson Law’s new associate dean for student engagement. In her new position at the College of Law, Professor Vaughan will help guide students through their development into significant advocates, practitioners and individuals, blending their academic experience with co-curricular and extracurricular experiences to prepare the whole… » Read more

LL.M. student advocates for children’s rights

LL.M. in International Law student Gulayat Hajiyeva is an advocate for childcare reform who is originally from Azerbaijan. Hajiyeva practiced law in her native Azerbaijan and Turkey as an advocate for children’s rights before coming to Stetson University to study for her advanced degree in law. She joins Stetson Law’s commencement on May 16. (L-R) Professor Luz Nagle with Gulayat Hajiyeva on Stetson’s Gulfport campus.… » Read more

Students honored for pro bono service

(L-R): Stetson Law students Kelly Green, Rebecca Watts and Tamara Major were honored for their extraordinary pro bono service. Stetson University College of Law student Rebecca Watts won the Law Student Pro Bono Award and students Tamara Major and Kelly Green received honorable mention from Florida’s Sixth Judicial Circuit for their commitment to creating pro bono service opportunities for students at Stetson. Watts was nominated… » Read more

Four faculty members celebrate books

On March 27, four faculty members celebrated the publication of their books. (L-R): Professors Catherine Cameron, Carol Henderson, Lance Long and Luz Nagle. Photo by Professor Jason Palmer. Professor Catherine Cameron and Lance Long are the authors of The Science Behind the Art of Legal Writing. Professor Luz Nagle has most recently authored “The Rule of Law in Latin America,” in Latin American Democracy: Emerging… » Read more

International student hosts children’s art exhibit on war and peace

Stetson University College of Law LL.M. student Gulayat Hajiyeva is hosting a children’s art exhibit on the Gulfport campus March 24-April 17. The exhibit is part of Hajiyeva’s personal research project that illustrates children’s perceptions of war and peace. (L-R) Gulayat Hajiyeva and Professor Luz Nagle tour the opening day of the art exhibit at Stetson Law. Gulayat Hajiyeva. A native of Azerbaijan, Hajiyeva grew… » Read more

Stetson #1 trial advocacy, #2 legal writing program in U.S. News

U.S. News & World Report ranked Stetson University College of Law first in trial advocacy for the 17th time. Stetson ranked second in the nation for legal writing, advancing from sixth last year. “Advocacy is a significant strength at the College of Law,” said Stetson University President Wendy Libby, Ph.D. “When Stetson Law students graduate, they are prepared to walk into a courtroom with the… » Read more

Workplace inequality topic of Stetson Law Review symposium

Questioning how labor and employment laws can address growing workplace inequality was the topic of the Stetson Law Review symposium on March 6 at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida. Wilma Liebman, former NLRB chair, provided the keynote. The program included keynote speaker Wilma Liebman, former chair of the National Labor Relations Board; featured speaker Timothy Noah, the labor and employment editor for… » Read more

Stetson hosts Turkey Azerbaijan Day

(L-R): Emil Safarov, Michael M. Gunter and Özgür Kıvanç Altan. LL.M. in International Law student Gulayat Hajiyeva and the International law Society coordinated Turkey Azerbaijan Day March 2 on Stetson University’s Gulfport campus. Hajiyeva, orginally from Azerbaijan, introduced a panel including Turkish Consul General Özgür Kıvanç Altan, Tennessee Technological University Professor and Secretary General of the EU Turkey Civic Commission Michael M. Gunter, and Azerbaijani… » Read more