Stetson Law professional development conference wins American Bar Association award

Stetson University College of Law’s “Professional Development Conference: Campus to Career” has won the 2019 American Bar Association’s E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Award. “We are honored to be recognized by the American Bar Association and presented with the E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Award,” said Joann Grages Burnett, Esq., Campus to Career co-chair and associate director of career and professional development. “Receiving this award is a… » Read more


American Bar Association honors Joann Grages Burnett with prestigious young lawyers award

Joann Grages Burnett, Esq., associate director of career and professional development at Stetson University College of Law, is the recipient of the 2019 American Bar Association’s On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers Award. The American Bar Association’s (ABA) Young Lawyers Division (YLD) annually recognizes 40 ABA young lawyer members who exemplify a broad range of high achievement, innovation, vision, leadership and legal and… » Read more


Stetson Law student wins best oralist award at Florida Bar Convention

Chris Pate, Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Canady and Chris LawsonImage courtesy of The Florida Bar  Stetson University College of Law’s moot court team argued in the final round of the 2019 Robert Orseck Memorial Moot Court Competition before the justices of the Florida Supreme Court, and the justices awarded law student Chris Pate with the Best Oralist in the Final Round. This year’s competition… » Read more


Stetson Law Welcomes Liberace Piano

On June 13th, the Stetson University community welcomed a piece of history to the Gulfport campus. Dean Kristen Adams of the College of Law and Dean Timothy Peter of the School of Music held a special dedication to celebrate the donation of a piano previously owned and played by Liberace himself. Marco A. Jimenez, son of Stetson Law professor Marco J. Jimenez, capped off the… » Read more


Stetson Law graduate wins second place in the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Law Student Writing Competition

Stetson Law graduate Jonathan Glover wins second place in the 11th Annual American Bankruptcy Institute’s Law Student Writing Competition. Glover’s article “The Bankruptcy Code’s Disservice to Those Who Served” is available on the American Bankruptcy Institute website. The article will also be published in the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal this summer.… » Read more


Stetson Law names Roberta Kemp Flowers interim director of Center for Excellence in Advocacy

Stetson University College of Law announces the appointment of Roberta Kemp Flowers, J.D., professor of law, as the interim director of the Center for Excellence in Advocacy. She begins her new role on June 1. Flowers will be stepping down from her role as the director of the Center for Excellence in Elder Law to temporarily take the helm as the interim director of the… » Read more


Seattle Journal of Environmental Law – Michael Davids J.D. ’19

Michael Davids J.D. ’19 has published a scholarly legal article, written originally for a Stetson seminar, in the Seattle Journal of Environmental Law. It is called To Bee or Not to Bee and addresses threats to useful honeybees and suggestions for legal reform.  … » Read more


Externship at the United States Attorney’s Office: Christopher Hedges

Second-year student Christopher Hedges spent his spring semester working at the United States Attorney’s Office (USAO) for the Middle District of Florida. Professor Beane’s Federal Litigation Externship class places students in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs in order to gain real-world experience in federal litigation. Hedges is a second-career law student with a background… » Read more


Stetson Law hosts annual Legal Tech CLE on June 14

Stetson’s Gulfport, Florida, campus. Stetson University College of Law’s annual Legal Tech CLE on June 14 is a full-day program for lawyers and legal practitioners on using technology in the legal practice. The program begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. at 1401 61st S. in Gulfport. Topics include the process of integrating software when starting a firm; improving the bottom line; getting and keeping clients;… » Read more


Stetson Law receives grant to support program protecting the environment

Stetson’s Gulfport campus. Stetson University College of Law has recently received a grant to support its efforts to protect aquatic resources through its Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy. The Joy McCann Foundation has awarded Stetson Law’s Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy a $150,000 grant for a project to ensure effective long-term protection of aquatic restoration efforts in Florida and across the country. Under… » Read more