Stetson presents award for lifetime achievement to Mark Caldwell

Stetson University College of Law will present the Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching Advocacy to Mark Caldwell during its Educating Advocates: Teaching Advocacy Skills Conference on the Gulfport campus, May 21-23. Mark Caldwell. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes those who have fundamentally changed the way in which the world approaches the teaching of advocacy. Mark Caldwell is curriculum project manager for the National… » Read more


Stetson presents professionalism award to Spencer Pahlke

Spencer Pahlke. Stetson University College of Law will present the Edward D. Ohlbaum Professionalism Award to Spencer Pahlke during its annual Educating Advocates: Teaching Advocacy Skills Conference in May. The Edward D. Ohlbaum Award honors an individual whose life and practice display sterling character and unquestioned integrity, coupled with ongoing dedication to the highest standards of the legal profession and the rule of law. The… » Read more


Stetson launches Master of Jurisprudence for non-lawyers

Stetson University College of Law is launching three Master of Jurisprudence programs designed for non-lawyers in the fall semester of 2018. Stetson will begin offering a one-year Master of Jurisprudence in International and Comparative Business Law, a part time two-year Master of Jurisprudence in Healthcare Compliance, and a part time two-year Master of Jurisprudence in Aging, Law and Policy. Partial scholarships are available for qualified… » Read more


Winners of Kaplin and Facilitator Awards announced at Stetson’s National Conference on Higher Education Law and Policy

Higher education leaders were presented with this year’s Kaplin and Facilitator Awards during Stetson University’s 39th National Conference on Law and Higher Education, Feb. 1-3, in Clearwater Beach, Florida. E. Gordon Gee. West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee received the William A. Kaplin Award on Feb. 3. The award, named for Professor William A. Kaplin, recognizes outstanding scholars who have published works addressing the… » Read more


Professor Luz Nagle honored as first tenured Hispanic law professor at Stetson Law by U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida

Professor of Law Luz Nagle. Professor of Law Luz Nagle is being honored on Feb. 8 as the first tenured Hispanic law professor at Stetson University College of Law by the U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida during a special luncheon in Tampa celebrating pioneering firsts. Professor Nagle received tenure in 2004 at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport. Professor Nagle is an… » Read more


Professor of Law Dorothea Beane honored as “First” in Tampa Bay for her distinguished career as a trailblazer

Professor Dorothea Beane. On Feb. 8, Professor of Law Dorothea Beane will be honored at a special luncheon in Tampa by the U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida as a “First” in Tampa Bay for her distinguished career as a trailblazer. Professor Beane is the first minority professor awarded tenure at Stetson University College of Law and the recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award.… » Read more


Federal Public Defender Donna Lee Elm receives Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Public Service Award from Stetson

Federal Public Defender Donna Lee Elm received the Wm. Reece Smith, Jr., Public Service Award during the annual Inns of Court Banquet on Jan. 24 in St. Petersburg. (L-R): Stetson Law Dean Christopher Pietruszkiewicz with Donna Elm. Adam J. Foss, founder and president of Prosecutor Impact, provided the keynote address. Elm is the Federal Defender for the Middle District of Florida. She has taken two… » Read more


Professor moderates community forum on juvenile justice

Stetson University College of Law Professor Judith Scully, co-founder of the Innocence Initiative at Stetson, is moderating the Fred G. Minnis Sr. Bar Association community forum on “Reclaiming Our Youth: Creating Solutions for Juvenile Justice,” on Jan. 18 at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson Museum, 2240 9th Ave. S., St. Petersburg. Professor Judith Scully. The forum from 6:30-8:30 p.m. is open to the public. Panelists… » Read more


Stetson again offers free will service for veterans aged 60 or older

  Stetson University College of Law is again partnering with the Community Law Program and the St. Petersburg Bar Foundation to prepare free simple wills and advance directives for low income veterans and their spouses aged 60 or older through the sixth annual Wills for Warriors Program in February. Walk-in appointments are not available. Veterans or their spouses must schedule individual appointments in advance by… » Read more


Alumni receive Florida Bar Pro Bono Awards at the Florida Supreme Court

Three Stetson University College of law alumni, Dan B. Hendrickson J.D. ’87, Jo Ann Palchak J.D. ’05 and Erica K. Smith J.D. ’07, will receive the Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Awards at a Supreme Court of Florida ceremony on Jan. 25. “I have to acknowledge my professors who instilled the spirit of pro bono in me at Stetson University College of Law,” said Palchak.… » Read more