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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 Alex Nicodemi, Beach Brooks, Tommy Mingledorff, Andrew Long and Professor Royal Gardner visit the Everglades. Photo courtesy Kayli Keough. Students camped and hiked through Big Cypress National Preserve in the Western Everglades. The… » Read more
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Stetson professor honored at annual Inns of Court

Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law Bruce Jacob (left) and Dean Christopher Pietruszkiewicz. 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… » 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. Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus William Eleazer 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… » 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. Amelia Michele Joiner. Photo courtesy Duquesne University. 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… » Read more
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Stetson’s Institute for the Advancement of Legal Communication hosts inaugural Distinguished Speaker

Stetson’s new Institute for the Advancement of Legal Communication hosted Noah Messing of Yale Law School as its first Distinguished Speaker on Jan. 16. Messing is Lecturer in the Practice of Law and Legal Writing at Yale. Stetson professors join Professor Messing for coffee hour to discuss issues of legal communication. (L-R): professors Catherine Cameron, Royal Gardner, Kirsten Davis, Distinguished Speaker Noah Messing, Jason Palmer… » Read more
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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: Thursday, Feb. 13,… » Read more
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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. Stetson Law Dean Christopher Pietruszkiewicz signed an agreement on Dec. 11 with UWF President Judy Bense for a new 3+3 program. The 3+3 program… » 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.

» Watch entire video (1hr:26min) of Peter Edelman’s lecture 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. (L-R): student Jennifer Quijano, Professor Peter Edelman, Professor Robert Bickel, and student Andona Zacks-Jordan. Photo by Kayla Minton (2L). Edelman spoke at 7 p.m. on Stetson’s… » 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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