What is animal law? Panel presents on career options in the practice area

(L-R): Stephen Wells, Elise Bennett, Student Animal Legal Defense Fund president Kimberly Rubino, SALDF vice president Annie Jed, Debbie Brown and Dan Yuter. The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund sponsored a panel on Careers in Animal Law on March 31. Panelists the discussed their experience, careers, and advice for students who wish to use their law degree to help animals. Center for Biological Diversity attorney… » Read more

Fitzgeralds receive Top Dog Award from Golden Retriever Rescue of Mid-Florida

Professor of Law Peter L. Fitzgerald and wife Susan received the Golden Retriever Rescue of Mid-Florida’s Top Dog Award at the GRRMF annual “Rescue Reunion” on Feb. 21. Professor Peter Fitzgerald and wife Susan visit the Dolly & Homer Hand Law Library at Stetson with their therapy dogs. The Fitzgeralds received the award for donating numerous hours to GRRMF in 2014, including transporting and fostering… » Read more

Best-selling author, animal rescue advocate David Rosenfelt speaks to standing-room only crowd at Stetson

Stetson University College of Law’s Student Animal Legal Defense Fund and the Golden Retriever Rescue of Mid-Florida presented a talk and book-signing by best-selling mystery novel author and animal rescue advocate David Rosenfelt on April 14 on Stetson’s Gulfport campus. David Rosenfelt spoke at Stetson Law in Gulfport on April 14. Animal rescue advocates gathered with author David Rosenfelt on Stetson’s Gulfport campus. Rescue dog… » Read more

International animal law expert Sabine Brels lectures at Stetson on legal status and treatment of animals

French lawyer and international animal law expert Sabine Brels visited professors Paul Boudreaux and Royal Gardner’s seminar class on natural resources law on Sept. 26 to share her expertise in the field with students. International animal law expert Sabine Brels visited Stetson Law. “The legal status of animals is very controversial,” Brels told the class. Brels spoke about the various approaches of animal protection in… » Read more

Stetson Student Veterans Organization, Animal Legal Defense Fund, co-sponsored a program about using dogs in the military

Stetson’s Student Veterans Organization and Student Animal Legal Defense Fund chapter co-sponsored a film presentation on Feb. 28 about using dogs in the military. Stetson Law professor Peter Fitzgerald’s dogs attended the film presentation about the use of dogs in the military. Photo by Bianca Guerrier. Stetson Law students, along with dogs “James” and “Dora,” attended a screening of Always Faithful. “Dora” is a registered… » Read more

Derecho Animal – Oct. 24, 2012 – Professor Peter Fitzgerald

Professor Peter Fitzgerald’s article, “Compensation to a Police Woman for the Reassignment of her Police Dog: Keohane vs. Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis,” was printed in Derecho Animal.… » Read more

Professor is crossing borders in animal law

VIDEO: Professor Fitzgerald discusses animal law. (3 min:55 sec) It is easy to spot Professor Peter Fitzgerald on the Stetson Law campus in Gulfport. He is usually with Duncan and Dora, two special golden retrievers. Duncan is a certified therapy dog and Dora is in training for her therapy dog qualification. Fitzgerald rescued Duncan a day before he was scheduled to be euthanized. He recently… » Read more

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