Stetson’s public lecture series on environmental issues returns in the spring

Stetson University College of Law invites members of the public to the Great Hall on its Gulfport campus at 1401 61st St. S. for its annual Foreman Biodiversity Lecture Series about the environment, with talks scheduled for January, March and April. The first lecture of the spring semester kicks off with a talk by Tampa Bay Waterkeeper executive director Andy Hayslip at noon on Jan.… » Read more


Stetson celebrates December class

Stetson University College of Law celebrated 26 new J.D., four LL.M. in Advocacy,  five LL.M. in Elder Law, and two LL.M. in International Law candidates on Dec. 13 in Gulfport. Among this year’s outstanding class are: Ahmed Mohamed, a member of Stetson’s Dispute Resolution Board, Stetson Law Review editor who completed his law degree at Stetson and working on a medical degree at the University… » Read more


Stetson again offers free wills and health care directives for veterans, spouses aged 60 or older

  Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport is again partnering with the Community Law Program and the St. Petersburg Bar Foundation to prepare free simple wills and advance directives for low income veterans and their spouses aged 60 or older through the annual Wills for Warriors Program in February of 2019. Walk-in appointments are not available. Veterans or their spouses must schedule individual appointments… » Read more


Karla Davis-Jamison joins Stetson as the new assistant dean for strategic enrollment management

Karla Davis-Jamison has joined Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida, as the new assistant dean for strategic enrollment management. Dean Davis-Jamison joins Stetson from Northwestern University, where she directed graduate admissions and financial aid for the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications in Evanston, Illinois. She served with the Northwestern University Change Makers Organization and the Association of Northwestern University Women.… » Read more


Alumnus Korey Henson honored with J. Ben Watkins Award for Excellence in the Legal Profession

Korey L. Henson J.D. ’09 was honored with the J. Ben Watkins Award for Excellence in the Legal Profession at the Stetson Law Review banquet on Nov. 17 at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport. The J. Ben Watkins Award honors individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and accomplishment in the legal community. Henson is an associate director in the Office of Career and… » Read more


The Art of Asking Why: December graduate Ashleigh Thornton publishes book for local school children

By Kathryn Bonti Cap and gown, check. Final exams, check. Changing the world, still left to do. Ashleigh Thornton, a soon-to-be Stetson Law grad, may be walking across the stage for an early graduation in December, but her time making a difference in the juvenile justice system is only just beginning. “We are making progress, but we can always do better,” says Thornton. “That is… » Read more


American and Caribbean Law Initiative meets at Stetson’s Tampa Law Center

The American and Caribbean Law Initiative met at Stetson’s Tampa Law Center on Nov. 9 as part of a three-day event with students, faculty, and four international law school deans participating. Professor of Law Dorothea Beane facilitated the program, bringing American and Caribbean faculty and students together to work towards solving legal problems. Stetson LL.M. and J.D. students participated. “It’s a collaborative learning program that… » Read more


Stetson hosts Sixth Annual ELI-Stetson Wetlands Workshop and Foreman Biodiversity Lecture

Stetson University College of Law hosted the Sixth Annual ELI-Stetson Wetlands Workshop and Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture on Nov. 8 in Gulfport. Dr. M. Siobhan Fennessy presented the Foreman Biodiversity Lecture on “Assessing the Performance of Wetland Restoration for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Is there an App for that?” Dr. Fennessy discussed the biodiversity and ecosystem services supported by wetlands that are among… » Read more


The Urban Harvest and Stetson Law partner on sustainable vegetable garden

Stetson University College of Law and The Urban Harvest broke ground in October for six raised garden beds on the Gulfport campus to bring fresh vegetables to the community. “I hope the garden will provide students a way to connect with the earth and an opportunity to learn,” said Stetson Law environmental advocacy professor Lance Long. “This garden serves as a way to educate and… » Read more


Dali Museum director encourages creative thinking at Student Leadership Development Committee luncheon

By Rachel Wise The Student Leadership Development Committee hosted the second luncheon of the year on Oct. 17 with Dr. Hank Hine, executive director at the Dali Museum and co-director of the Dali’s Innovation Lab. The Dali’s Innovation Lab is a program that offers enrichment courses which explore leadership development, skill building, ideation, and women’s empowerment using creativity, problem solving and innovation. As a founder… » Read more