Stetson Law plays role in Supreme Court decision on Clean Water Act case

A Stetson contingent attended oral arguments before the United States Supreme Court in November 2019. Pictured, from left: Stetson Professor and Director of the Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy, Royal Gardner; attorney Kathleen Gardner of Pollack Solomon Duffy LLP; attorney David Henkin from Earthjustice who argued the case; 3L Kate Welch; and Erin Okuno, assistant director of Stetson’s Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy.… » Read more


Domestic cats an invasive species? The last biodiversity lecture of spring 2020 examines the issue

Professor Arie Trouwborst’s presentation was titled, “Domestic Cats and International Wildlife Law – Turning a Blind Eye to One of the World’s Worse Invasive Alien Species?” Arie Trouwborst, associate professor of environmental law at Tilburg University in Tilburg, the Netherlands, gave the final Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture of the spring semester on April 1 as part of the 20th International Wildlife Law Conference.… » Read more


20th International Wildlife Law Conference draws speakers from around globe despite pandemic

The 20th International Wildlife Law Conference was entirely online this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. All presentations are available on Stetson Law’s YouTube Channel. By George ThurlowSecond-year Law StudentStetson University College of Law Stetson Law hosted the 20th International Wildlife Law Conference (IWLC-20) on April 1- 2, 2020, and the two days were packed with presentations from a variety of professionals involved in wildlife… » Read more


Duo from India wins 24th Annual Stetson IEMCC in first all-virtual version of contest

Shilpa Prasad and Pranav Valiathan Pillai from National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) in Kochi, India, won the 24th Annual Stetson IEMCC. They are pictured here with the competition judges and Stetson Dean Michèle Alexandre. The 24th Annual Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition (IEMCC) looked a little different this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, but 17 teams from 10 jurisdictions participated virtually… » Read more


Stetson Law ranked best school for Trial Advocacy in the U.S. for the 22nd time in 26 years

For the 22nd time, Stetson University College of Law is ranked the No. 1 school for Trial Advocacy in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report. Stetson is ranked No. 3 for Legal Writing. “It is a remarkable accomplishment to be ranked number one in Trial Advocacy for the 22nd time,” said Stetson University President Wendy B. Libby, Ph.D. “This steadfast dedication… » Read more


Stetson BLSA competition teams place in top 3 in national contests

The Stetson BLSA Trial Team and Dispute Resolution Team members with their coaches. From left: Whitany Lewis, Abigail Dean, Emeraude Lerebours, Professor James Sheehan, Coach Justin Scott, Noel Gonzalez, Jasmine Mattear, and Conklin Howard. Stetson Law’s BLSA Trial Team and Dispute Resolution Team extended the long green line of Stetson success with second and third places, respectively, in competitions at the 52nd National Black Law… » Read more


New Tax Innovators Exchange brings national tax experts to Stetson Law

GULFPORT, Fla. – The Tax Law Society at Stetson University College of Law will present the Stetson Tax Innovators Exchange (S.T.I.X.) on March 31, 2020, featuring IRS Deputy Director Sunita Lough and renowned tax attorney Marc Simonetti. S.T.I.X. is a new and forward-thinking tax law collaboration event focused almost exclusively on tax practitioners – those working in the trenches every day.  The nation’s top tax… » Read more


Florida panther’s dramatic tale subject of latest biodiversity series lecture

Watch the complete lecture online here or on Stetson Law’s YouTube channel. By Taylor Allyn On Feb. 27, the Stetson Law community welcomed writer Craig Pittman to speak as a part of the Foreman Biodiversity lecture series. Pittman is a native Floridian and an environmental reporter for the Tampa Bay Times. He has written five award-winning books– his most recent work is titled Cat Tale:… » Read more


Stetson Law’s Vis International Arbitration Moot team advances to competition in Vienna

Stetson Law’s Vis International Arbitration Moot team won the Richard DeWitt Memorial Vis Pre-Moot competition in Miami on Feb. 29, 2020. From left: Huda Awan, Audrey Gangloff, Melissa Micceri, Prof. Stephanie Vaughan (coach), Joe Cuffel, Devin Dudley, Pedro Aranguez Diaz, Clare McQueen (student coach) and Prof. Joseph Morrissey (coach). Stetson University College of Law’s Vis International Arbitration Moot team won the Richard DeWitt Memorial Vis Pre-Moot on… » Read more


Town hall meeting lets students, staff weigh in on Campus Climate Survey

Dean Michèle Alexandre, far left, takes a question from Stetson Law student Kia Tolbert during the town hall meeting on the Campus Climate Survey. By Molly Kaelin Dean Michèle Alexandre hosted a town hall meeting to discuss the Campus Climate Survey with students, faculty, and staff in the Great Hall on Feb. 18. The informal gathering gave participants a chance to express concerns and exchange… » Read more