Winner of new Advocacy Writing Competition announced

Stetson Law is pleased to announce the winner of the inaugural Advocacy Writing Competition is Laura Rose, an assistant professor of law at the University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law in Vermillion, SD. She also happens to be a 2012 Stetson Law alumna! Laura Rose Rose will discuss her paper, “Advocacy in Action: Teaching Evidence to Interleave the Doctrinal and the Practical,” at the… » Read more


Stetson Law wins Florida Bar Foundation Pro Bono Law School Challenge

The Florida Bar Foundation announced the winners of the 2021 Florida Pro Bono Law School Challenge April 5, and Stetson University College of Law won the top honor, the MVP Pro Bono Champion Award, for matching the most students with its own alumni. “I am so pleased to see us recognized for work related to helping close the justice gap,” said Professor Judith Scully. “As… » Read more


Stetson Law takes unique sign language interpreter training virtual

Members of Stetson Law’s faculty and trial team, along with sign language interpreters, work through a mock hearing. GULFPORT, Fla. – For the fourth year in a row, Stetson Law hosted an innovative workshop to train both sign language interpreters and future lawyers in navigating a courtroom and legal proceedings when sign language interpretation is required. The 4th Annual Sign Language Interpreter Legal Training Workshop… » Read more


New summer program gives a taste of study abroad without the travel

GULFPORT, Fla. – Stetson Law is pleased to announce our Office of International Programs is now offering a series of 1 credit hour courses for law students who had hopes of studying abroad this summer but are unable to because of the pandemic. This reimagined version of a study abroad program will feature multiple courses taught by faculty from Stetson and other law schools focused… » Read more


Ireland takes top spot at 25th Annual International Environmental Moot Court Competition

Law Society of Ireland won this year’s competition. Pictured here, clockwise from top left: Stetson’s Professor Royal Gardner, Ireland’s Mairead Hughes, Ruth Cormican, Alysha Hoare, and coach T P Kennedy, and Stetson’s Visiting Professor Erin Okuno (aka the bat mascot). The 25th Annual Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition (IEMCC) brought together 18 teams from around the world for three days of competition that culminated… » Read more


‘Bat Man of Mexico’ says we have much to thank, little to blame, bats for

Dr. Rodrigo A. Medellín’s Foreman Biodiversity Lecture on bats and infectious diseases. Stetson Law’s final Foreman Biodiversity Lecture for the 2020-2021 academic year featured Dr. Rodrigo A. Medellín, an ecologist, academic, and internationally renowned bat expert. His lecture, “Bats and Emerging Infectious Diseases: Myths, Realities, and Hope in Pandemic Times” was an impassioned plea for the much-maligned mammals. For starters, he insists they are not… » Read more


New scholarship created to honor long-time state attorney and dedicated alumnus

Bernie McCabe To honor the legacy of Bernie McCabe, JD ’72, his classmates have established the Bernie McCabe Prosecution Clinic Scholarship, which will provide tuition assistance to a student participating in the Prosecution Clinic. Over the years, McCabe helped mold hundreds, if not thousands, of young attorneys, said Denis M. de Vlaming, one of McCabe’s classmates. He guided and pushed them to achieve excellence and… » Read more


International Environmental Moot Court Competition marks 25th year

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition (IEMCC). The global, multi-part contest gives students around the world an opportunity to learn more about and advocate for environmental issues impacting the planet. Teams compete in national and regional rounds throughout the world, and the top teams are invited to participate in the International Finals. This year initial rounds were… » Read more


South African human rights lawyer to deliver May commencement address

Edwin Cameron GULFPORT, Fla. (March 23, 2021) – Prominent South African judge and human rights lawyer, Edwin Cameron, will deliver Stetson Law’s commencement address on Saturday, May 1, 2021. In addition to speaking, Cameron will receive an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree. Though the commencement ceremonies will be held in person on the campus, Cameron will appear via prerecorded video from Johannesburg, South Africa. Other… » Read more


Stetson Law to offer new civic education program for local underrepresented teens

GULFPORT, Fla. (March 5, 2021) – Stetson University College of Law, in partnership with Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg, is excited to announce a new summer program aimed at training underrepresented teenagers to advocate for themselves and others. The weeklong summer course is designed for Pinellas County teenagers, between the ages of 15-17, considered underrepresented because of race, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic status,… » Read more