Law summer course explores sea turtle conservation

March 26, 2014

sea turtleStetson University College of Law is bringing sea turtle conservation experts to the Gulfport campus in April and adding a new summer course for law students on sea turtle protection in May and June.

The new summer course runs May 27-June 6 for law students interested in learning about the threats to endangered sea turtles and legal and policy framework to protect them. Students enrolled in the course are invited to join sea turtle experts from Latin America and the Caribbean for the Consultative Committee Meeting of the Inter-American Convention for the Protection and Conservation of Sea Turtles, held on Stetson Law’s Gulfport campus.

Stetson will also host the Stetson Law Sea Turtle Symposium on April 10 between 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.  Members of the public are invited to learn about the threats facing endangered sea turtles and join the dialogue about protecting the species.

The symposium is free and open to the public and takes place in the Great Hall at Stetson Law, 1401 61st St. S., Gulfport.

Professor Royal Gardner, director of Stetson’s Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy, will moderate a panel of speakers including:

To sign up for the symposium, RSVP by April 7 to

Attendees interested in CLE credit information should contact

Law students interested in more information about Stetson’s new summer course on sea turtles should visit

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