Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy weighs in as expert for Vox poll

By Sean IllingVoxNov. 15, 2019 Excerpt Trump has a habit of blasting critics on Twitter. But some observers — including some loyal to the president — said this tweet was, at best, a very bad idea. But did this tweet really cross a legal line into witness tampering? I put this question to seven legal experts. Their responses, edited for clarity and length, are below.… » Read more


Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy social commentary picked up by Huffington Post

Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy’s tweet was quoted on a Nov. 14, 2019, Huffington Post article called, “Rudy Giuliani’s Op-Ed Defense Of Donald Trump Backfires Spectacularly.” That’s all ya got? A word count is NOT a good defense to a crime. 🙄⚖️ https://t.co/CJf7FebjKJ— Ciara Torres-Spelliscy (@ProfCiara) November 13, 2019… » Read more


Elder Law Prof Blog – Week of Nov. 10, 2019 – Professor Rebecca C. Morgan

Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the following blogs for the Elder Law Prof Blog: Nov. 10: The Wrong Goodbye Nov. 11: Elder Justice Toolkit Released Nov. 12: More Student Views on Recent Events Nov. 13: Older Americans Act Reauthorization Passes House Nov. 15: Two Recent Articles About Dementia… » Read more


Professor Kirsten K. Davis publishes piece on lawyer blogging

By Kirsten K. DavisAppellate Advocacy BlogNov. 14, 2019 Excerpt Professor Kirsten K. Davis In Formal Ethics Opinion No. 480, issued in the Spring of 2018, the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility considered for the first time how a blogging lawyer must treat the confidentiality of client information… …I’m going to make the case that writing public commentary–whether digital or not–is… » Read more


Appellate Advocacy Blog highlights work of Professor Stacey-Rae Simcox

By Hillary ReedAppellate Advocacy BlogNov. 11, 2019 Excerpt Professor Stacey-Rae Simcox Today is Veterans Day, and a couple of times this weekend I was reminded of the sacrificial service by veterans to our country. First, I spent the weekend in beautiful Gulfport, Florida learning from and connecting with practitioners, judges, and professors at the Reimagining Advocacy Conference hosted by Stetson University. The Keynote Speaker Friday… » Read more


Professor Peter Lake quoted in The Columbia Spectator

By Gavrielle JacobovitzThe Columbia SpectatorNov. 14, 2019 Excerpt Professor Peter F. Lake According to Peter Lake, the chair and director of the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy at Stetson, the University is not bound to a system of mandatory reporting for all faculty members by law. “The concept of a responsible employee is a regulatory requirement,” says Lake, who previously served… » Read more


Dean Michèle Alexandre featured in Florida Trend

Magazine profiles local women leaders By Amy MartinezFlorida TrendOct. 25, 2019 Excerpt As a young girl in Port-au- Prince, Michéle Alexandre experienced income inequality firsthand. “In Haiti, it’s 0.001% rich, and everyone else is struggling,” she says. Her working-class parents, who had migrated to Port-au-Prince from the countryside, emphasized education and studying hard. “My mom had a favorite saying: ‘Life doesn’t owe you anything.’ The… » Read more


NFBPA honors Dean Alexandre for her service

NFBPA honors local African American public administrators By Karin Davis-ThompsonThe Weekly ChallengerNov. 8, 2019 Dean Michèle Alexandre Excerpt The Tampa Bay Chapter of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) paid tribute to several members of the community for their commitment to public service during a recognition ceremony held at the St. Petersburg Police Department headquarters. Among those recognized was Stetson Law Dean Michèle… » Read more


Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan contributes to Elder Law Prof Blog

Rebecca C. Morgan Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the following blogs for the Elder Law Prof Blog: Nov. 1: “Student Views of Recent Events”Nov. 5: “Upcoming Webinars on Elder Abuse”Nov. 6: “Student Views of Recent Events”Nov. 7: “Scams & Older Adults: The Picture Isn’t Pretty”Nov. 8: “New Resources on Elder Abuse”… » Read more


Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy quoted on Bloomberg Government on foreign involvement in elections

Trump Ukraine Fracas Echoes Nixon, Clinton Campaign-Law Scandals By Kenneth P. DoyleBloomberg GovernmentNov. 7, 2019 Excerpt Ciara Torres-Spelliscy What’s different now is that the episode at the heart of the probe involves not money but something that could be just as valuable–a foreign government investigation of a political rival, according to Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, a law professor at Stetson University, who’s studied the history of campaign… » Read more