Stetson continues to work with VA, Bay Area Legal Services to help veterans who cannot afford legal services in Bradenton and Sarasota

Stetson University’s Veterans Law Institute continues to partner with the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center and Bay Area Legal Services to offer veterans civil legal services at community clinics in Bradenton and Sarasota from February through December. The legal clinics are designed for veterans enrolled for care with the Bay Pines VA Health Care System in need of legal representation for non-criminal offenses. Legal clinics for veterans will… » Read more


Law student motivates area children through education

By Brandi Palmer Stetson University College of Law student Jasmine Smith calmly explains that she remembers the day when bullets riddled her home as a child. She can also remember what changed her path in life. Smith grew up in Florida as the oldest of seven children in a loving family, lacking the economic security of many of her peers at Stetson Law. As a… » Read more


Human rights scholar Deborah Weissman presents Stetson’s Wm. Reece Smith Jr. Distinguished Lecture on Jan. 24 in St. Petersburg

Deborah Weissman. Photo courtesy University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Distinguished Professor of Law and human rights scholar and advocate Deborah Weissman presents Stetson University’s Wm. Reece Smith Jr. Distinguished Lecture at 6 p.m. on Jan. 24 at the BridgePoint Church, formerly Mirror Lake Lyceum,737 Third Ave. N. in downtown St. Petersburg. Weissman has focused her past two decades of teaching and scholarship on… » Read more


Stetson Law professor Ann Piccard receives grant to get Florida foster kids on track for college

Stetson University College of Law’s Wm. Reece Smith Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law Ann Piccard has received a $10,000 grant from Stetson’s Nina B. Hollis Institute for Education Reform for her Impact Award proposal to fund a “School to School” pipeline project for children in the foster care system in Florida. Professor Piccard is eligible for an additional two years of funding for her project,… » Read more


Stetson University College of Law former dean Lizabeth Moody among 100 pioneering Women Trailblazers in the Law

Stetson University College of Law former dean Lizabeth Moody is among 100 pioneering Women Trailblazers in the Law, an oral history collection of the American Bar Association housed at the Stanford Law School Library. The oral history collection profiles the inspiring stories of women trailblazers in the law. Dean and Distinguished University Professor Emeritus Moody was vice president and dean of Stetson University College of… » Read more


Stetson Law offers intensive training for higher education administrators aboard a cruise ship in the spring

Stetson University College of Law is offering an intensive training for higher education administrators in the spring, aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship. The five-day, in-depth training program on freedom of expression on college campuses takes place on the Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas cruise ship April 29-May 4. The cruise boards in Tampa, Florida, travels to Key West, Florida, and Cozumel, Mexico, and… » Read more


Stetson University College of Law accepting nominations for William Reece Smith Jr. Public Service Award

Stetson University College of Law is currently accepting nominations for the prestigious William Reece Smith Jr. Public Service Award, which recognizes individuals who have provided outstanding service to the legal profession and community.  This year’s award will be presented at the annual Inns of Court Banquet and William Reece Smith Jr. Distinguished Lecture in January of 2019. Nominations must be received by close of business… » Read more


Stetson’s National Conference on Law and Higher Education offers sessions addressing new proposed Title IX regulations

Stetson University College of Law’s National Conference on Law and Higher Education, now in its 40th year, will offer sessions on new proposed Title IX regulations recently released by the Dept. of Education. The conference, Jan. 31-Feb. 4, 2019, in Clearwater Beach, Florida, includes a Title IX Investigator Training Certificate Course and sessions covering “Title IX Regulatory Update,” “Kangaroo Courts? Due Process and the College… » Read more


Stetson University College of Law achieves advocacy milestones in 2018

Stetson Law achieved two advocacy milestone firsts this year. Stetson won the inaugural American Bar Association Competitions Champion Award in May. The ABA Law Student Division hosts four practical skills competitions—the arbitration, negotiation, client counseling and national appellate advocacy competitions. The Competitions Champion award is presented to the law school that accrues the most points through team achievements and participation in the ABA Law Student… » Read more


Stetson’s Dispute Resolution Board wins the William & Mary Law School Negotiation Tournament for the third year in a row

Stetson University College of Law’s Dispute Resolution Board recently won the William & Mary Law School Negotiation Tournament for the third year in a row. Stetson Law students George Hiller and Valeria Villaverde won the competition on Nov. 4, and Villaverde was also named Best Overall Advocate. Professor James Sheehan and alumnus Bill Greiner traveled with and coached the teams. Professor Erika McArdle, the associate… » Read more