Stetson Law approves Antiracism Resolution

Stetson University College of Law faculty voted on Oct. 9, 2020, to approve an Antiracism Resolution that declares their commitment to “dismantling all forms of oppressive power dynamics and challenging any assumptions that diminish human dignity, including those that rely on racist assumptions.” Professor Lance Long The resolution grew out of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee’s and faculty’s concern about the national unrest that unfolded… » Read more

Stetson Law community mourns passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gives the keynote address at the dedication of Stetson’s Law Library in 1998. United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, at her home in Washington, D.C., following complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer. She was 87 years old. She was only the second woman appointed to the court and served more than 27 years. Stetson… » Read more

First Foreman Biodiversity Lecture of 2020/2021 academic year to focus on role of science in Clean Water Act ruling

The inaugural Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture of the academic year is titled “Scientists and Civic Engagement: Closing the ‘Groundwater Loophole’ in the Clean Water Act” and will hosted online on Tuesday, Sept. 15 from 12-1 p.m.   The speakers will be Dr. David Kaplan and Dr. Mark Rains, both of whom were instrumental in working with Stetson Law’s Institute for Biodiversity Law and… » Read more

Stetson University College of Law receives INSIGHT Into Diversity 2020 Higher Education Excellence In Diversity (HEED) Award

GULFPORT, Fla. (Sept. 1, 2020) — Stetson University College of Law received the 2020 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. As a recipient of the annual HEED Award — a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges, universities and professional schools that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion — Stetson… » Read more

Stetson Law has most clinic engagement in FL Bar Foundation pro bono challenge

Dean Alexandre with the trophy. The Florida Bar Foundation announced the winners of the 2020 Florida Pro Bono Law School Challenge, and Stetson Law took top honors for most law school clinic engagement. “This is great news,” said Christine E. Cerniglia, director of Clinical and Experiential Education at Stetson Law. This is the second iteration of the Challenge, which launched with a pilot version in… » Read more

Stetson Law kicks off 2020-2021 school year with hybrid format to accommodate all students

This year’s orientation was one of the longest and most logistically complicated programs in the law school’s history. Stetson Law staff worked hard to accommodate this year’s large incoming class while maintaining physical distancing. Mario Makram, an incoming first year law student from Clearwater, said he was nervous on his first day of orientation August 11. But, he clarified, it was typical “first day of… » Read more

Stetson University College of Law launches telehealth options for students

Starting August 1, 2020, Stetson Law students will have access to real-time virtual medical consultations with physicians 24 hours a day, seven days a week, through a new telehealth partnership with iSelectMD. Students can simply visit to register and create an account. They will then gain access to a toll-free number and/or mobile health portal for consultations with health care providers for COVID-19 concerns,… » Read more

Local organizations to use $33,500 grant for voting rights restoration clinics

PRESS RELEASEJuly 14, 2020 GULFPORT, Fla. – Stetson University College of Law and Community Law Program (CLP) received a $33,500 grant from the American Bar Endowment (ABE) to create clinics to help returning citizens previously convicted of felonies get their voting rights restored. In 2018, 65 percent of Floridians voted to amend the Florida Constitution to restore voting rights to 1.4 million citizens previously convicted… » Read more

New competition generates tax solutions to address climate change

Environmental and tax law professors at Stetson Law hosted a virtual awards ceremony for the winners of the inaugural Stetson Environmental Tax Policy Writing Competition. Top row from left: second place winner Daniel Raymer, Professor Andrew Appleby, and Assistant Director of the Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy Erin Okuno. Second row from left: Director of the Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy Royal Gardner,… » Read more

Rebecca Morgan wins national elder law award

The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) announced that Stetson Law’s own Professor Rebecca C. Morgan is the winner of the 2020 Powley Elder Law Award. The award is presented annually to a NAELA member who is recognized in his or her community as a leader in promoting a greater understanding of the rights and needs of the elderly and people with special needs,… » Read more