Black Law Students Association hosts panel with Markeis McGlockton attorney on Stand Your Ground Law

By Julie McHaffie The Black Law Students Association hosted an engaging panel on Sept. 25 with the attorney for the Markeis McGlockton family Michelle Rayner, Professor Judith Scully, and Associate Dean Darryl C. Wilson. They discussed the background of the Stand Your Ground Law and how it relates to the McGlockton case in Florida. Michael Drejka invoked Florida’s “stand your ground” self-defense law in the… » Read more


Students make care bags for area homeless shelters

By Kathryn Bonti The student members of Stetson Law’s Christian Legal Society kept busy at their last group meeting on Sept. 12 by making more than 40 care bags for different homeless shelters across the St. Petersburg, Florida, area. CLS collected items including toilet paper, soap and granola bars. “Something that seems like nothing to us – will be everything to these people,” said CLS… » Read more


Professor James Salzman presented on Payments for Ecosystem Services

Professor James Salzman presented on Sept. 6 on Stetson’s Gulfport campus on “Payments for Ecosystem Services.” Salzman is the Donald Bren Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law at the UCLA Law School and at the Bren School of the Environment at UC Santa Barbara. Ecosystem services are the benefits humans gain from the natural environment that provide necessities such as clean drinking water, waste management and… » Read more


Stetson invites members of the public to complimentary series of Foreman Biodiversity Lectures starting in September

Stetson University College of Law hosts the complimentary Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture Series in the fall on environmental topics in the Great Hall on the Gulfport campus at 1401 61st St. S. Lecturers include environmental experts from across the country speaking on topics ranging from ecosystems, to hands-on learning about the environment, to restoration of wetlands. Topics during the fall semester include: Sept.… » Read more


Stetson presents Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching Advocacy to Judge David C. Mason

Stetson University College of Law is presenting its Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching Advocacy to Judge David C. Mason during the Educating Advocates Teaching Advocacy Skills Conference on the Gulfport, Florida, campus in May. Judge Mason is an honorary member of the Order of the Coif and the American Board of Trial Advocates who has served for 29 years as an adjunct professor… » Read more


Student Kate Welch spends the summer working with the Wildlife Trust of India

By Julie McHaffie “Never once did I think coming to Stetson Law would allow me to bottle-feed rhino calves in a remote jungle in India,” said second-year law student Kate Welch, who spent her summer working with the Wildlife Trust of India in Delhi, India. Welch met Vivek Menon, executive director and CEO of the Wildlife Trust of India, when he was on the Gulfport… » Read more


Andrew Appleby joins Stetson Law, teaching tax law in the fall

Andrew Appleby joined Stetson University College of Law as an assistant professor of law, teaching federal income tax courses beginning this fall. Professor Appleby practiced tax law at leading firms for nearly a decade.  Most recently, he was special counsel in the tax group at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP’s New York office.  Professor Appleby was a partner in the tax group at Eversheds Sutherland… » Read more


Anne E. Mullins joins Stetson Law as associate professor

Anne E. Mullins has joined the Stetson University College of Law faculty beginning in the fall semester as an associate professor teaching research and writing. Professor Mullins previously taught at the University of North Dakota School of Law and the University of Oregon School of Law. She received the University of North Dakota Foundation Outstanding Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate or Professional Teaching in… » Read more


Alumnus Senior Judge Raphael Steinhardt funds restoration of historic paintings at Stetson Law

Stetson Law alumnus Senior Judge Raphael Steinhardt J.D. ’63, a 2013 Stetson Law Hall of Fame inductee and namesake of the Judge Raphael Steinhardt Building that houses the Veterans Law Institute at Stetson, has recently made a donation to restore five large historic oil paintings on Stetson’s Gulfport campus. The campus was previously the home of the Florida Military Academy and was built originally as… » Read more


Stetson honors three at Educating Advocates Teaching Advocacy Skills Conference

Stetson University College of Law honored three extraordinary advocates during its annual Educating Advocates Teaching Advocacy Skills Conference in Gulfport, Florida, May 21-23. View a photo gallery from this event here. Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit received the Cornerstone Award, recognizing exceptional members of the advocacy community who work tirelessly to create learning opportunities across the… » Read more