Stetson University’s biodiversity institute receives ABA environmental achievement award

Stetson University’s Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy has received the American Bar Association’s 2016 Distinguished Achievement in Environmental Law and Policy Award. “This award recognizes the contributions of the Stetson community and our partners in wetland, wildlife conservation, and environmental issues around the world,” said Professor Royal C. Gardner, director of Stetson’s Institute and an internationally recognized expert in wetland law and policy. Stetson’s… » Read more

Four awards honor graduates’ significant service

Stetson University College of Law presented its annual awards to graduates and friends of the college in conjunction with the Florida Bar Annual Convention June 24-27 in Boca Raton. SLIDESHOW: Scott Bruin B.A. ’75 was presented the Distinguished Service Award in recognition of significant, meritorious and continuing contributions that benefit the college. Bruin is the executive managing partner of CapTrust Financial Advisors in Tampa. He… » Read more

Stetson’s student life director honored

Stetson University College of Law Director for Student Life Tammy Briant has been selected as an Outstanding Professional in Graduate and Professional Student Services by the National Association of Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, NASPA. Tammy Briant directs student life at Stetson Law. Briant, JD ’06, will be honored with her award on March 24 during the annual NASPA conference in New Orleans. The… » Read more

Texas Tech wins Stetson’s Seventh Annual National Pretrial Competition

Texas Tech University School of Law won Stetson University College of Law’s Seventh Annual National Pretrial Competition on Oct. 19 in Gulfport, Fla. The Texas Tech team with the competition judges. Back row: Julie Walbroel, the Honorable Caroline Tesche, and Stetson Law Associate Dean Michael Allen. Front row: John Roddy Pace, Katherine Handy (Best Advocate, Final Round), Delaney Crocker, and Caleb Miller. “All of the… » Read more

Stetson University named best student chapter by Florida Bar

The Florida Bar recently honored Stetson University College of Law student leaders for their outstanding chapter. Stetson’s chapter of the Young Lawyers Division Law Student Division was named the best in the state during the Florida Bar’s Annual Meeting June 25-26 in Orlando. Student Anisha Patel (left) accepted Stetson’s best chapter award from the Law Student Division president. “Our fantastic student leaders Jennifer Tindell, Anisha… » Read more

Stetson announces Carmen R. Gillett PLLC Top Grade Award in Family Law

Stetson University College of Law will award the Carmen R. Gillett PLLC Top Grade Award in Family Law to several students in the spring. The award, named for lifelong Sarasota resident Carmen R. Gillett J.D.’81, recognizes and provides financial support to Stetson Law students who have demonstrated academic excellence by receiving the highest grade in their section of the family law course. “It is very… » Read more

Stetson Law part-time student Elisabeth Fontugne honored for excellence in writing

Stetson University College of Law student Elisabeth Fontugne was recently honored with two awards for excellence in writing. Fontugne won the Mollie and Paul Hill Student Writing Competition in Medical-Legal Interprofessional Collaboration, hosted by Florida State University. She took second place in the American College of Legal Medicine Student Writing Competition in Law, Medicine and Bioethics. Elisabeth Fontugne Fontugne’s writing addresses the intersection of law… » Read more

Stetson Law accepting nominations for William Reece Smith Jr. award

Stetson University College of Law is accepting nominations for the prestigious William Reece Smith Jr. Public Service Award, which recognizes individuals who have provided outstanding service to the legal profession and community. This year’s award will be presented at the Annual Inns of Court Banquet and William Reece Smith Jr. Distinguished Lecture on Jan. 28, 2014. Nominations must be received by close of business on… » Read more

Student Kevin Crews won the Florida Law Student Essay Contest

Third-year law student Kevin Crews recently won the 2013 Florida Law Student Essay Contest. Crews won a cash award and complimentary registration at the Seventh Annual Solo & Small Firm Conference, and his essay on the topic of maintaining confidentiality with technology was published in the June Florida Bar Journal. Stetson Law student Kevin Crews. Crews’ essay outlined how Florida lawyers can develop best practices… » Read more

Stetson’s Black Law Students Association honored at National Black Law Students Convention

Stetson University College of Law’s Black Law Students Association was honored with the National Most Improved Chapter Award during the 45th annual National Black Law Students Convention in Atlanta, Ga., March 6-10. Out of more than 200 chapters in BLSA, Stetson’s BLSA was the only chapter to receive the coveted award. Stetson’s BLSA Executive Board L-R: Angelica Jones, Keyara Franklin, Brannon Gary, Lakeisha Simms, Valeria… » Read more