Taofikat Ninalowo: determined to have an impact

Taofikat Ninalowo. Photo by Brian Vandervliet. By Brandi Palmer When Taofikat Ninalowo came to the U.S. from Nigeria, she was determined to have an impact on poverty in the world. She moved to Peoria, Illinois, from Nigeria, Africa, at age 17. In Illinois, she enrolled at Illinois Central College, then moved to a larger school, Illinois State University. In Illinois, she launched a UNICEF program… » Read more


It all starts with writing: third-year law student Viviana Vasiu’s articles have been accepted in top publications

Viviana Vasiu. By Brandi Palmer When third-year law student Viviana Vasiu B.A. ’15 talks about becoming a legal fiction writer on par with John Grisham, she’s not joking. Vasiu is determined to write iconic popular legal fiction, but in a way that accurately represents the roles of women in the legal field. “For the most part, the novels either had no female heroines, or they… » Read more


Kevin Reali: Sailing through law school

Kevin Reali. Photo by Brian Vandervliet. By Bianca Lopez Kevin Reali, an upcoming graduate, set sail for law school after five years of serving in the Navy. However, the part-time student didn’t trade his sea legs for casebooks; he balances his studies with working full-time at Eckerd College, coaching the sailing team. Following his undergraduate career at the University of South Florida – where Reali… » Read more


Students selected as Equal Justice Works fellows, helping adolescents

(L-R): Taylor Greenberg and Anne (“Annie”) Kanzow. Photo by Merve Ozcan. By Bianca Lopez Two Stetson Law students, Taylor Greenberg and Anne (“Annie”) Kanzow, have been selected as Equal Justice Works fellows and will be pursuing projects helping adolescents. The Equal Justice Works Fellowship is committed to encouraging law students to pursue careers in the field of public interest after graduation. Equal Justice Works invites… » Read more


The Future is Female: Stetson Law celebrates Women’s Week

Members of Stetson’s FAWLS group: (L-R): Brittany Showalter, Kim Lopater, Kate Konecny, Julia Alley, Michelle Moretz spearheaded this year’s Women’s Week. Photo by Merve Ozcan. By Bianca Lopez (L-R): Joann Grages Burnett, Brittany Maxey, Bobbi-Sue Doyle Hazard, Erica Bartimmo and Professor Stacey-Rae Simcox. Photo by Merve Ozcan. Small black buttons, reading: “The Future is Female,” circulated through campus during March, Women’s History Month. The buttons… » Read more


Students host discussion on capital punishment in America

(L-R): Innocence Initiative President Christie Fekany, Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law Bruce Jacob, Professor Ellen Podgor, Roger L. Weeden and Teodoro Marrero. Photo by Merve Ozcan. By Bianca Lopez The Innocence Initiative, Federalist Society and the American Constitution Society held a panel to discuss the death penalty on March 30. Two professors from Stetson Law, Professor of Law Ellen Podgor and Dean Emeritus and… » Read more


Stetson presents annual continuing legal education program for lawyers on “Analytics-The Tech Driving Legal Decisions” on April 27

Stetson University College of Law presents its annual Legal Tech CLE for lawyers on “Analytics-The Tech Driving Legal Decisions” from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on April 27 on the Gulfport campus, 1401 61st St. S. Topics include: Using Big Data to Predict Outcomes What is Your Ethical Obligation When Algorithms Control Your Research? Judicial Opinions and Analytics Analytics Applied in Practice How the Florida Bar is… » Read more


Can governments engage in unconstitutional discrimination? Stetson presents symposium on animus and bias in the law on April 20

Stetson University College of Law presents a symposium on the concept of the Supreme Court’s emerging animus doctrine and bias in the law from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on April 20 on the Gulfport campus, 1401 61st St. S. The symposium is complimentary and open to the public with registration. The program will also be available via webcast, for those who cannot attend. Panels include: 9:15-10:45… » Read more


Stetson launches webinar on “Promoting Realistic Expectations for Suicide Prevention on Campus”

Stetson University College of Law launches webinar on April 10 from 3-4 p.m. on “Promoting Realistic Expectations for Suicide Prevention on Campus.” The webinar addresses tools college administrators may use to prevent suicides and work with suicidal students on campus. Participants will learn about how the law and good healthcare practices work together to reduce suicides on campus and improve students’ mental health. The webinar… » Read more


Growing in the field: Third-year law student Vanessa Moore to join Environment and Natural Resources Division at DOJ

Vanessa Moore. Photo by Brian Vandervliet. By Bianca Lopez Vanessa Moore, a third-year student at Stetson Law, plans to launch her legal career after graduating in May in Washington, D.C., where she will join the Attorney General’s Honors Program, working in the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. “That’s what I came here to do, to pursue environmental law,” said… » Read more