Election 2016: Stetson law experts available for media interviews

The following legal experts are available for election-related interviews. Call Brandi Palmer in the communications office to schedule/ for times available at 727-562-7381 (office) or 727-430-1580 (cell). Professor Paul Boudreaux, topic: Electoral College and the Election Outcome Paul Boudreaux. Boudreaux wrote on the history and present/future of presidential debates and on how the electoral college impacts the presidential election. Professor Lance Long, topic: Amendment 1… » Read more

Corporate Citizen? Election law expert Ciara Torres-Spelliscy writes new book on the rise and resistance of corporate power

“Corporate citizens are strange bedfellows to have in a democracy,” Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy writes in the June 14 American Constitution Society Blog. Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy. Professor Torres-Spelliscy, author of the new book, Corporate Citizen? An Argument for the Separation of Corporation and State, asserts that throughout U.S. history, corporations have sought to expand their constitutional rights, and American courts have obliged. Torres-Spelliscy posits that corporations… » Read more

Professor tackles controversial topic of judicial recusal in new book: Disqualifying the High Court

Professor of Law Louis Virelli tackles the highly controversial topic of judicial recusal and the separation of powers that is the cornerstone of American democracy in his new book Disqualifying the High Court. Read more at the University Press of Kansas. Professor of Law Louis Virelli. “Recusal has emerged as an issue in the presidential campaign, in the form of Republican candidate Donald Trump’s criticism… » Read more

Remembering Justice Antonin Scalia

On a sunny afternoon on April 4, 2007, Justice Antonin Scalia visited Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida, to talk with members of the law school community. Justice Antonin Scalia spoke on the Gulfport campus of Stetson law school in 2007. It was a rare opportunity for the more than 800 Stetson law school students in attendance to have a chance to hear… » Read more

Stetson’s Elder Law Inn honored at Supreme Court

The Thomas E. Penick, Jr. Elder Law American Inn of Court at Stetson Law was honored at the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 24 during the American Inns of Court Celebration of Excellence. (L-R): Professor Roberta Flowers and Rebecca Morgan at the Supreme Court in October. Professors Roberta Flowers and Boston Asset Management Chair in Elder Law Rebecca Morgan, co directors of Stetson’s Center for… » Read more

Robert Levy talks on recent Supreme Court opinions

Robert Levy Ph.D., chair of the Cato Institute’s board of directors, spoke to Stetson Law students on Oct. 28 about recent Supreme Court opinions and his new book, co-authored with William Mellor, The Dirty Dozen: How Twelve Supreme Court Cases Radically Expanded Government and Eroded Freedom. A constitutional scholar and former CEO, Levy has written several articles on investments, law, and public policy for publications… » Read more

Bruce Jacob presented with traditional Supreme Court white quill

Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law Bruce Jacob was presented with a traditional Supreme Court white quill at the  Bruce R. Jacob Criminal Appellate American Inn of Court meeting on April 22 in Tampa. Florida assistant attorneys general Robert Krauss and Diana Bock presented the quill to Jacob to commemorate his work in arguing cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. Bruce Jacob received a Supreme… » Read more

The Road after Gideon: Stetson’s Bruce Jacob fights for the rights of the indigent

As a young lawyer in his 20s working for the Florida attorney general in Tallahassee 50 years ago, a Stetson University College of Law graduate named Bruce Jacob was assigned to represent the respondent in a Supreme Court case that made history. Bruce Jacob, professor and dean emeritus at Stetson. The Court’s landmark decision on March 18, 1963, regarding the right to a fair trial… » Read more

Bradenton Herald – Dec. 18, 2012 – Dean Emeritus and Professor Bruce Jacob

Dean Emeritus and Professor Bruce Jacob is quoted in the Bradenton Herald story, “Manatee loud music lovers applaud Supreme Court decision.”… » Read more

Professor Bruce Jacob discusses presenting historic Gideon v. Wainwright case

The June 2012 Special Commemorative Edition of Champion magazine includes an interview with and article by Stetson Law professor Bruce Jacob, who presented the historic Gideon v. Wainwright case before the U.S. Supreme Court. Read the article, “Remembering Gideon’s Lawyers,” by Bruce R. Jacob. The text of the interview with Jacob follows, with special permission from the NACDL. A Conversation With Bruce R. Jacob W… » Read more