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Fox 35 live at Stetson, top bar passage rate lead news

FOX 35 in Orlando broadcast its morning show from Stetson’s campus on Oct. 18, featuring students faculty and staff in 16 live and taped segments. Other media covered Stetson with news on Law’s first-place bar passage rate, cyber-bullying and video game studies. Notable national and local news coverage included: FOX 35, NBC, ABC, The Fiscal Times, Denver Post, Florida Times-UnionDaily Mail and MSN. Top stories for Oct. 18-Oct. 24 include:

  • FOX 35 broadcast its morning show Good Day Orlando from Stetson University’s campus on Oct. 18 as part of its College Road Trip series. The show featured 16 live and taped segments with students, professors, and staff. The talents of several groups were showcased including the Hatter Band, cheerleaders, John B, and chorale groups.
  • According to the Oct. 19 Bay News 9 Evening News, “a bay area law school is making quite a name for itself.” Stetson is at the top of its class with the number one July bar passage rate in the state.
  • On Oct. 20, NBC and MSN News included Chris Ferguson’s, associate professor and chair of psychology, insight into the flaws of a video game study shown to reveal a sexual double standard.
  • Law Professor Peter Lake’s interview with Slate about preventing sexual assault on college campuses, “College women: stop getting drunk,” has been picked up by the Denver Post, Mail Online UK and The Cape Times.
  • Adjunct professor of law David Tirrella, on ABC 7 and in the Bradeton Herald, gives his opinion on a cyber-bullying suicide case and whether the parent’s should be held responsible.

Other Stories in the News

  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in the Oct. 23 AFK Insider story, “Conflict-Free Cell Phones? DRC Is Big In Tantalum Exports.”
  • Law Professor Charles Rose is quoted in the Florida Times-Union Oct. 18 story, “Convict in cocaine-trafficking case to get shorter sentence.”
  • According to Champion Magazine, Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law Bruce Jacob has received the Champion of Indigent Defense Award from the NACDL.
  • According to the Oct. 23 Sarasota Magazine, Stetson Law adjunct professor and motivational speaker Linda Larsen will appear at the Women’s Resource Center 2013 Fall Gathering on Nov. 8.
  • Professor of employment law Jason Bent comments on the increase of older people acquiring part-time jobs in The Fiscal Times.

Alumni in the News

  • According to the Oct. 19 Santa Fe New Mexican and Albuquerque Journal, Law alumnus Matthew Wilson has been appointed a first district family law judge.
  • According to the Oct. 21 Trans-World News, Morgan & Morgan has announced that Winter Haven attorney David Henry has been hired to represent Tricia Norman, the mother of the teen who committed suicide after being bullied.
  • According to NACDL.org, Bruce Jacob received the NACDL’s Champion of Indigent Defense Award at the association’s annual meeting in California.
  • According to the Oct. 24 News Press Thursday Business Briefs, Sydney A. Smith, a wills, trusts and estates attorney, has been selected as a resident at law at the Naples law firm, Laird A. Lile, P.A.
  • According to the Oct. 21 Herald-Tribune, the Luhrsen Law Group has hired attorney Kristy Guy Zinna.
  • According to the News-Press, Traci McKee of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., was elected to the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation board of directors.
  • According to the Oct. 17 Naples News, the law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., announced that Kayla Richmond has joined the firm as an associate in the divorce, marital and family law practice area.
  • Tyra Read receives a prominent AV rating as a lawyer by peer Martindale Hubbell, according to Naples News.