Stetson’s Innocence Initiative hosts man who spent 15 years in prison for a crime he did not commit

(L-R): Jason Strong and Professor Judith Scully, director of the Innocence Initiative at Stetson, spoke to Stetson Law students. Jason Strong spoke about being wrongly accused and exonerated of killing a woman. The Innocence Initiative at Stetson brought guest speaker Jason Strong to campus Wednesday night, Oct. 12, to talk with law students about his 15-year struggle to prove his innocence in a crime he… » Read more

Three students honored for pro bono work to address the justice gap

Stetson University College of Law hosted the inaugural Wm. Reece Smith Jr. Pro Bono competition this semester, announcing three honorees on Sept. 26. Second-year law students Haley Coet, Taylor Greenberg and Melody Jacquay were honored at a special program for their outstanding volunteer service. Coet was selected as the overall winner of the competition. Professor Judith Scully, co-coordinator of the Social Justice Advocacy concentration and… » Read more

Mississippi College School of Law wins Stetson’s National Pretrial Competition

Mississippi College School of Law won first place. A team of students from Mississippi College School of Law won Stetson University College of Law’s National Pretrial Competition on Oct. 13-16 in Gulfport, Florida. Sixteen teams of students from across the country competed at Stetson. The competition, now in its ninth year, teaches students what attorneys do every day in offices and courtrooms across the nation.… » Read more

Colombian property law professor speaks with students

Professor Julian Andres Pimiento, a former adjunct magistrate at the Consejo de Estado, one of the three Colombian Supreme Courts, spoke to Stetson Law students on Eminent Domain: Perspectives from Europe and Latin America on Oct. 12 on the Gulfport campus. Professor Pimiento discussed the history and evolution of eminent domain in the civil code system and Stetson Professor of Law Paul Boudreaux presented on … » Read more

Stetson finishes second, as national finalist at Jeffry S. Abrams National Mediator Competition

Jahanna M. Azarian finished second at the competition. Stetson University College of Law student Jahanna M. Azarian finished second place and as a national finalist in the Jeffry S. Abrams National Mediation Competition on Oct. 7 at the University of Houston Law Center. This is the first time a Stetson Law team has competed in this event, now in its sixth year. This is one… » Read more

In the footsteps of In re Gault: Stetson hosts panel on children’s right to counsel

Students packed the Great Hall on Stetson’s Gulfport campus Tuesday night, Oct. 4, for a program with national panelists on children’s right to counsel. The program, “50 Years of In re Gault: A Commemoration of Children’s Right to Counsel,” explored the progress in juvenile justice following the 1967 landmark Supreme Court decision in In re Gault. (L-R): Professor Judith Scully introduced the panel of Eduardo… » Read more

Students register to vote, discuss issues at roundtable

On Oct. 4, Stetson law students gathered in the Great Hall for the afternoon program, “Restoring Respect to Politics.” Students gathered for a roundtable on the election. Students registered to vote in Gulfport. The Stetson Democrats, Stetson Republicans, ACS and Federalist Society co-sponsored the roundtable discussion of election topics. Sheri Kuhn of the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Office visited the Gulfport campus to help… » Read more

Stetson’s FAWL again named outstanding student chapter

The Florida Association of Women Lawyers named Stetson University College of Law’s FAWL the Outstanding Student Chapter for the second year in a row. Stetson also named FAWL the Student Organization of the Year. (L-R): Katie Salemi (2015-2016 president), Sadiya Hashem (2015-2016 treasurer), Chloe Wells (2015-2016 pro bono chair and 2016-2017 president), Courtney Cox (2015-2016 vice-president), and Giselle Girones (2015-2016 secretary). “This year’s executive board… » Read more

Student Darnesha Carter: star academic and advocate

Darnesha Carter knew that she wanted to be an advocate while she was still a high school student in Riverview, Florida. Once she had decided that law school was her goal, Darnesha took all of the law school prep courses available at Riverview High School. Student Darnesha Carter. When it came time to choose a law school, Darnesha said that Stetson stood apart. The friendly… » Read more

Effect change: Student advocate Taylor Parker on Title IX

Second-year law student Taylor Parker. Second-year Stetson University College of Law student Taylor S. Parker wants her fellow students to know that they can effect change. “With the small campus, I have found a tight-knit community where I can effectively generate professional contacts, as well as a close relationship with faculty and staff which has allowed me to work with Stetson to make change on… » Read more