Stetson to help veterans in Bradenton and Sarasota through Bay Pines VA Healthcare System Medical-Legal Partnership program

Through the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System Medical-Legal Partnership program, Stetson University’s Veterans Law Institute will assist veterans with civil legal services at community clinics in Bradenton and Sarasota from July through December. Legal clinics for veterans will be available at: Bradenton Community Based Outpatient Clinic from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Mental Health Group room on Monday, Aug. 20; Monday, Oct. 1; Monday, Nov.… » Read more


Stetson presents complimentary Crime Scene to Courtroom Forensics training for prosecutors, defense attorneys in Texas and Pennsylvania

Stetson University College of Law’s National Clearinghouse for Science Technology and the Law is presenting complimentary training programs for prosecutors and defense attorneys in August in Texas and in September in Pennsylvania as part of the Crime Scene to Courtroom Forensics: Train the Trainer series. The training programs, funded by a grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance at the DOJ, are designed to teach… » Read more


Hundreds of Stetson alumni again among prestigious Florida Trend Legal Elite and Super Lawyers

Stetson Law’s May commencement. A total of 111 Stetson University College of Law alumni have been selected for the Florida Trend Legal Elite and Up & Comers, 359 Stetson Law alumni have been selected as Florida Super Lawyers, and 258 Stetson Law alumni have been selected as Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars this year. Four graduates of Stetson Law, Pamela Kaye Akin, Stephen D. Busey,… » Read more


Diversity Matters: Stetson honored by LSAC this spring

Stetson hosted the Diversity & Inclusion Pre-Law Conference on March 9 on the Gulfport campus. Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida, was recognized at the Law School Admission Council’s Annual Meeting and Educational Conference on March 30 with the inaugural Diversity Matters award in the southern region for “excellence in hosting pipeline programs that promote access to justice and the legal profession.” LSAC… » Read more


Alumni and friends honored at Florida Bar Convention in Orlando

The Stetson Lawyers Alumni Association (SLAA) presented awards to six outstanding alumni and friends of Stetson University College of Law during the Florida Bar Annual Meeting in Orlando on June 14. Jonathan “Boomer” Hart J.D. ’14 received the Outstanding Alumni Representative Award for dedication and service to the Stetson Lawyers Alumni Association. (L-R): Boomer Hart with Interim Dean Adams. Hart is a senior associate with… » Read more


Student wins Distinguished Achievement Award from Florida Bar for contributions to animal law

Jennifer Winn with plastic straws retrieved during a local trash cleanup with Stetson Law students in March. Photo courtesy Vanessa Moore. Student Jennifer Winn was presented with the Distinguished Achievement Award on June 15 in Orlando from the Florida Bar Animal Law Section for her contributions to animal law in Florida. Jennifer Winn received the Distinguished Achievement Award. Photo courtesy Jennifer Winn. Winn spearheaded a… » Read more


Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law Bruce Jacob honored by Florida Supreme Court

(L-R): Jacob and Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Jorge Labarga. Photo by Joann Grages Burnett J.D. ’08. Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law Bruce Jacob was honored by the Florida Bar on June 14 with the Florida Bar’s Standing Committee on Professionalism 2018 Law Faculty Professionalism Award. The award, which recognizes a Florida law school faculty member who exemplifies the bar’s mission through teaching, scholarship,… » Read more


Law alumnus again honored with Tampa Bay Business Journal Business of Pride award

Law alumnus Nathan Bruemmer J.D. ’17 is being honored with a 2018 Tampa Bay Business Journal Business of Pride award on June 18 at the Palladium in St. Petersburg, Florida, for being a voice in the community. It is the second year in a row that Bruemmer is receiving the award. Nathan Bruemmer. Bruemmer is executive director of the nonprofit Advocacy Leadership Support Outreach Youth,… » Read more


Students attend ACS National Convention, network in Washington D.C.

  (L-R): Bianca Lopez, Julie McHaffie, and Ana Leonart in Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy Bianca Lopez. By Bianca Lopez This June, three Stetson students – myself included – attended the American Constitution Society National Convention. ACS held this year’s event in the nation’s capital, Washington D.C., allowing us to discuss political events surrounded by the “room(s) where it happens.” (Pardon the Hamilton reference.) Students Julie… » Read more


Professor Royal Gardner receives Society of Wetland Scientists President’s Service Award

Stetson’s Biodiversity Institute director Royal Gardner visited the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Stetson University College of Law Professor Royal Gardner, director of the Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy, received the Society of Wetland Scientists President’s Service Award on May 31. The award recognizes members of the SWS who have made significant contributions by serving the society and its members, and who have promoted the goals… » Read more