Stetson Law hosts Social Justice Opportunity Forum

Stetson hosts Social Justice Opportunity Forum for students. Photo by Eileen McGarry. By Julie McHaffie Stetson University College of Law held its first Social Justice Opportunity Forum on March 22. The Forum provided presentations from a variety of social justice practitioners and an opportunity for students to network, interact and ask questions. Professor Judith Scully delivered the opening address about access to justice and what… » Read more


Wildlife inspectors present “The Black Market for Wildlife and America’s Front-line Defense”

Rhyan Tompkins and Cindy Mercado presented the Foreman Biodiversity Lecture on March 5.Photo by Austin Sigl. By Sarah Shirley Rhyan Tompkins and Cindy Mercado, wildlife inspectors with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, presented the Foreman Bioversity Lecture on “The Black Market for Wildlife and America’s Front-line Defense” on March 5 at Stetson Law’s Gulfport campus. “Our job is to capture the illicit trade and… » Read more


Stetson University selects Michèle Alexandre as first African-American dean of the College of Law

Michèle Alexandre Following a nationwide search, Stetson University Executive Vice President and Provost Noel Painter, Ph.D., announced the appointment of Michèle Alexandre, a noted civil rights, gender and race scholar, and author of “The New Frontiers of Civil Rights Litigation,” as the next dean of Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida. Alexandre is the College of Law’s first African-American dean. The appointment is effective June 2019. “Dean… » Read more


Protecting free expression on campus: Stetson adopts Statement of Principles supporting open debate and dialogue

Stetson University’s Elizabeth Hall in DeLand, Florida. On college campuses across the country, conversations about race, politics and other issues have become flashpoints in the debate over free speech. Eric Kurlander, Ph.D., Stetson professor of history, said faculty, staff and students can feel hesitant to discuss these important issues, fearing they may come under attack for expressing views that don’t conform to campus norms. Kurlander… » Read more


Stetson Law hosts Women’s Week Feb. 24-28

By Sarah Shirley FAWLS at Stetson hosted the annual Women’s Week program. (L-R): Megan Summers, Rebecca Klonel, Shennia Laurence, Rachel Wise, Kim Lopater, Michelle Moretz, Emeraude Lerebours, Kelsey Norman and Taylor Scribner. The Florida Association of Women Lawyers at Stetson hosts an annual Women’s Week program to raise awareness, encourage advocacy, and initiate action on current women’s rights issues in the U.S. through various pro… » Read more


Criminology professor lectures at Stetson on effectively treating mental illness

By Sarah Shirley “We have been pushing people out of mental health institutions and onto the street,” Dr. Risdon N. Slate told the audience gathered to hear him lecture during the Student Leadership Development Program Leadership Luncheon on Feb. 20. “I do not believe that a person should have to commit a crime in order to obtain recovery in our criminal justice system.” Dr. Risdon… » Read more


Stetson’s study abroad experiences give students a window into the global legal community

(L-R): Alicia Winterkorn with Sy-Woei Hao. Photo by Frédéric Boidin. By Sarah Shirley “Students who study abroad grow both personally and professionally,” said Kristen McConnell, Associate Director of International Programs.  Stetson hosted a Study Abroad Fair on Feb. 5 in the Mann Lounge. Study Abroad Fairs are held throughout the academic year. By studying around the world, law students can learn a variety of soft… » Read more


ABA President Bob Carlson speaks on Stetson’s Gulfport campus

ABA President Bob Carlson spoke at Stetson Law. American Bar Association President Bob Carlson visited Stetson University’s Gulfport campus on Feb. 12 and presented to students, faculty and staff. Carlson, who took the helm of the ABA in 2018, is focused on the role bar services play in an independent judicial system, changes in legal education and bar admission, and wellness for lawyers and law… » Read more


Stetson Law alumnus Andy Zodrow presents on paths to careers in environmental law

Andy Zodrow spoke at Stetson Law. Photo by Sarah Shirley. By Sarah Shirley “Environmental law is about defending the rule,” said Andy Zodrow J.D. ’95 of the Environmental Protection Commission. Zodrow visited Stetson’s Gulfport campus on Feb. 12 to talk with students about the path to a career in environmental law. “What a lot of people don’t know is that you don’t have to come… » Read more


Campus to Career: Stetson’s Professional Development Conference offers students a full day of programming

(L-R): Lanse Scriven and Judge Mary Scriven candidly answered students’ questions about the career/life balance during the closing keynote address. Photo by Frédéric Boidin. Greg Coleman presented the opening keynote address. Photo by Frédéric Boidin. Stetson’s third annual Campus to Career: Professional Development Conference featured programming including more than 20 session speakers and keynote presentations by Florida Bar past-president Greg Coleman J.D. ’89, Judge Mary… » Read more