Stetson hosts Judicial Clerkship Panel for students

(L-R): Joann Grages Burnett (standing) Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Judge Anthony Porcelli, Lauren Pilkington Rich, Darnesha Carter and Aimée Canty. Photo by Merve Ozcan. Stetson University College of Law hosted a Judicial Clerkship Panel on Jan. 30 for students. The panel offered advice for law students on how to prepare for jobs after graduation and featured Aimée Canty, central staff attorney for the 2DCA; Darnesha Carter,… » Read more


The Elephant at the UN: Wildlife Trust of India director presents Foreman Biodiversity Lecture

Vivek Menon of the Wildlife Trust of India spoke at Stetson on Feb. 1. Photo by Merve Ozcan. Vivek Menon, the executive director and CEO of Wildlife Trust of India, presented a talk Feb. 1 on “The Elephant at the UN” as the first in the spring semester series of Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lectures at Stetson University College of Law. “Don’t forget the… » Read more


Future students are invited to visit the law school campus for the Stetson Experience

Stetson University College of Law is inviting future law students to visit the Gulfport campus of the top-ranked law school in the U.S. for trial advocacy from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24, for the Stetson Experience. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. for the program beginning at 10 a.m. at Stetson Law in Gulfport, 1401 61st St. S. Lunch will be provided. Campus visitors… » Read more


Students learn the steps from campus to career at daylong professional development conference

Stetson Law students attended a daylong professional development conference on Jan. 19 on the Gulfport campus. The Campus to Career conference for students kicked off with an opening keynote address by Professor of Law Louis Virelli. Professor Virelli described his personal 15-year career path, from bioengineering student in college to law student, lawyer and then law professor. Bemetra Simmons provided the closing keynote address at… » Read more


Students receive scholarships from Post 9/11 Veterans Corp.

(L-R with checks): Mark Pack, Ashaley Boatwright and Chris Starr received Post 9/11 Veterans Bridge Scholarships. Stetson Law students Mark Pack and Ashaley Boatwright were both recently awarded a $500 Bridge Scholarship from the Post 9/11 Veterans Corp. University of South Florida undergraduate student Chris Starr also received a scholarship. Stetson is a Yellow Ribbon Program participant, and home to the Veterans Law Institute and… » Read more


International law student compares experience of law school at Stetson with Nigeria

By Nathaniel Ovabor An African Proverb says that “every country has her own way of seasoning chicken.” Going to law school in Nigeria is quite different from the experience in a U.S. law school like Stetson, though they do have some basic similarities. First of all, the structure of law school and generally how one becomes a lawyer is different. In Nigeria, those who desire… » Read more


POSTPONED: How do vulnerable populations deal with insurance abuse after hurricanes and other disasters? Stetson hosts colloquium and public forum in January

Is the average citizen prepared to deal with insurance questions and related repair issues after hurricanes and other disasters? Stetson University College of Law is hosting a Professional Colloquium and Public Forum on Assignment of Homeowner’s Benefits in the spring at a date TBD on the Gulfport campus, 1401 61st St. S. This event was scheduled for Jan. 26. 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: The professional colloquium… » Read more


Class shines at Stetson’s Fall Graduate Celebration

December J.D. candidate Peaches Joy Brown, far right, smiles at Stetson’s Fall Graduate Celebration in Gulfport. On Dec. 14, Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport celebrated 22 fall 2017 degree candidates at its Graduate Celebration. Among the December class were Kaarl Brandon and Trisha Cram, recipients of the Victor O. Wehle Award for trial advocacy; Shaheen Nouri, recipient of the Walter Mann Award for… » Read more


Seeking Pathways to Peace: Michal Homza LL.M. ’12

Michal Homza. Photo by Brian Vandervliet. “I’m trying to find pathways to peace,” Michal Homza, a 2012 graduate of Stetson University’s LL.M. in International Law program, explains of his research on the connection of international organizations to international peace and security. Homza returns as a visiting scholar working on research for his Ph.D. from Pavol Jozef Safarik University during the fall semester on Stetson’s Gulfport… » Read more


Students make 96 gifts for children around the world

Christian Legal Society Executive Board (L-R): Randa Payne, Miranda Ramedia, Tayler Uselton and Michelle Payne. Photo courtesy Tayler Uselton. Student members of the Christian Legal Society at Stetson recently created 96 shoebox gifts for Operation Christmas Child, an initiative that distributes gifts to children around the world. Student volunteers tabled on the Gulfport campus to collect boxes. “Growing up I remembered making the shoebox gifts… » Read more