The state’s 12 law schools propose solidarity and unified approach with new Florida Law Schools’ Consortium for Racial Justice

GULFPORT, Fla. (June 24 2020) – In light of longstanding and recent acts of racist violence, the Deans of the 12 law schools in Florida have formed the Florida Law Schools’ Consortium for Racial Justice (FLSCRJ).  This collective will leverage the strengths and educational roles of every law school in the state to assist community organizations fighting for racial justice and policy reform throughout Florida.… » Read more

Stetson Lawyers Alumni Association recognizes award recipients for service and dedication

Lori Baggett, bottom right, received the Outstanding Alumni Representative Award during the 2020 Stetson Lawyers Alumni Association Awards presentation on June 18. The Stetson Lawyers Alumni Association (SLAA) presented awards on June 18, 2020, to six individuals who have made a positive impact in the community and supported Stetson University College of Law. SLAA has honored alumni accomplishments with awards for more than 25 years. The ceremony typically… » Read more

Exploring Juneteenth: Get the history, relevance and more resources

Black residents of Washington, D.C., gathered on April 15, 1866, to commemorate freedom. June 19, 2020 – You may or may not find it mentioned on your smartphone calendar or day planner. You may or may not have heard it mentioned in a history or civics class. But Juneteenth, while not an official federal holiday in the United States, is widely recognized throughout the country… » Read more

Stetson Law’s Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy files amici curiae brief to halt new rule that would limit Clean Water Act protections

Hearing scheduled today on motion for temporary injunction to proposed Navigable Waters Protection Rule A new amici curiae (friend of the court) brief written on behalf of aquatic scientific organizations by the Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy at Stetson University College of Law lends support to 17 states and the District of Columbia seeking a preliminary injunction to halt the Trump administration’s attempt to… » Read more

Anonymous donors establish Distinguished Scholarship Program with $10 million planned gift

June 17, 2020 — Stetson University College of Law is thrilled to announce a $10 million planned gift to establish a Distinguished Scholarship Program.   The donors prefer to remain anonymous at this time. However, they expressed how important it is to them to recognize the role Stetson Law played in their professional achievement. They desire to do what they can to help future generations achieve… » Read more

New Intro to Practical Legal Skills workshop offered

Intro to Practical Legal Skills is a new Stetson Law workshop for admitted students. Stetson Law has created an innovative new workshop, Intro to Practical Legal Skills, to help soon-to-be first year law students start law school strong, confident and capable. The 10-day online workshop is designed to give students a head start and make the most of their higher education investment. The workshop will… » Read more

Stetson Law dean addresses COVID-19, national tensions, in message to community

Dear Stetson Law Community, Nationally, this has been a difficult past week. Many are mourning the loss of loved ones to COVID-19, living in constant worry about the danger it poses to them, or suffering daily heartbreaks at the toll this virus has caused. No one is left untouched by the pandemic, and vulnerable communities are still reeling from its disproportionate impact. As if these… » Read more

Stetson Law hosts virtual graduation celebration

Website honors 2020 spring grads until in-person ceremony takes place in December Stetson University College of Law’s May 2020 commencement ceremony was rescheduled to Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, due to COVID-19, but college officials did not want to let original date go unrecognized. A Graduation Celebration website was created to commemorate the day and applaud graduates for their accomplishments. It features video messages from Dean… » Read more

Spring 2020 graduation ceremony rescheduled

Stetson University College of Law’s May 2020 commencement ceremony has been rescheduled for Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, due to COVID-19.   “None of us could have foreseen how drastically the world would be changed come spring 2020. Graduation is incredibly important to all of us, and we do not take it lightly. We have agonized over the right remedy,” said Dean Michèle Alexandre.  College of Law… » Read more

Stetson Professor contributes to report on conducting fair elections during a crisis

Stetson Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was part of a group of bipartisan and diverse scholars and thinkers in the areas of law, technology, politics, and media that created a new report to offer guidance on how to conduct fair elections during a nationwide crisis. The 45-page report is called Fair Elections During a Crisis: Urgent Recommendations in Law, Media, Politics, and Tech to Advance the… » Read more