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Stetson Law launches new Institute for the Advancement of Legal Communication

Stetson University College of Law has recently launched a new Institute for the Advancement of Legal Communication.
Stetson’s Institute will serve as a nexus of research, teaching and service to improve the quality of legal communication, particularly legal writing, among law students, lawyers, members of the judiciary and other professionals.
“The creation of the Institute for the Advancement of Legal Communication, combined with the Center… » Read more

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Stetson students win National Workers’ Compensation Moot Court Competition

Stetson University College of Law students Kayla Cash, Paul Crochet and Tyler Egbert won the 2013 E. Earle Zehmer National Workers’ Compensation Moot Court Competition on Aug. 19 in Orlando.
Stetson’s moot court team, coached by Associate Dean and Professor of Law Michael Allen and alumnus Jason Stearns, argued in the final round of competition before sitting judges from Florida’s First District Court of Appeal.… » Read more

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Alumnus joins international arbitration team in Germany

Stetson University College of Law alumnus Alexander Zesch JD ’13 will join Shearman & Sterling’s International Arbitration team in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, in October.
Zesch was a member of Stetson’s Willem C. Vis International Moot Arbitration team that competed in Vienna, Austria, in 2012 and this year and won an Honorable Mention Best Oral Advocate Award. More than 1800 students from 290 universities in… » Read more

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Alumna crosses the bridge to practice: returns home to Jacksonville as newest assistant public defender

Alumna Ashley Goggins JD/MBA ’12, a recipient of Stetson University College of Law’s Bridge to Practice Fellowship, was hired as an assistant public defender working in the Juvenile Court Unit in the Fourth Judicial Circuit in July.
Goggins shared that she has always had a passion for public service.  “That passion was cultivated during my time in law school,” said Goggins, who served with Stetson’s… » Read more

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Super Lawyers, Florida Trend list Stetson law alumni at the top

Hundreds of Stetson University College of Law alumni have recently been recognized among Florida Super Lawyers and Florida Trend’s Legal Elite.
Stetson is listed third among the top 10 law schools across the country producing the most Florida Super Lawyers this year, with 278 Stetson law alumni selected for inclusion. Six Stetson alumni, Stephen A. Barnes, Troy J. Crotts, Mark A. Hanley, Steven H. Mezer,… » Read more

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Stetson University College of Law presents annual awards to alumni, friends

Stetson University College of Law Dean Christopher Pietruszkiewicz and Stetson Lawyers Association president Jenay Iurato JD/MBA ’00 presented five annual awards to alumni and friends on June 27 in Boca Raton, in conjunction with the Florida Bar’s annual meeting. View photos here>>
Clara and George Nenezian received the Distinguished Service Award for their significant, meritorious and continuing contributions to Stetson Law. The Nenezians started an… » Read more

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Stetson graduate named among National Bar Association’s top 40 lawyers under 40

Stetson University College of Law 2003 graduate Monica D. Barnes has been named one of the 2013 “40 Lawyers under 40” by the National Bar Association and IMPACT. Barnes will be recognized among the Nation’s Best Advocates during the association’s 88th annual convention on July 27, in Miami.
Barnes is an assistant city attorney for the City of Miami Gardens, Fla. She was recognized in… » Read more

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Stetson’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching Advocacy was presented to Loyola professor Susan G. Poehls

Stetson University College of Law’s  prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching Advocacy was presented to Loyola Law School professor Susan G. Poehls this year.
Poehls is the director of trial advocacy programs and the William C. Hobbs Professor of Trial Advocacy at Loyola Law School, where she developed the highly ranked Byrne Trial Advocacy Team, Loyola’s National Civil Trial Competition, and oversees the… » Read more

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Stetson’s elder law center director and husband presented with keys to the City of St. Petersburg

Stetson University College of Law professor Rebecca Morgan and her husband Jay were presented with the keys to the City of St. Petersburg during an evening fundraising program at the Sunshine Center in St. Petersburg on May 18.
The Morgans were recognized for volunteering substantial time and making significant contributions to the Sunshine Center over the past 30 years.
Professor Morgan directs Stetson’s Center for… » Read more

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Stetson Law faculty receive awards for excellence in teaching, scholarship

Stetson University College of Law faculty Mark Bauer, Timothy S. Kaye and Ellen S. Podgor were honored on May 17 on the Gulfport campus with awards for outstanding teaching and scholarship.
Professor Bauer was presented the Branton Excellence in Teaching Award, given annually to a full-time professor who has made outstanding teaching contributions inside and outside the classroom, and by example.
Professor Kaye received the… » Read more

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