Student presents on environmental rights, supporting clean and healthy environment amendment to the Florida Constitution in Tallahassee

Student Kai Su (at podium) presented on environmental rights in Tallahassee. (L-R): Naia Mayder, Kai Su, Aliki Moncrief and Evie Flaugh in Tallahassee. Stetson Law student Kai Su, president of the International Law Society at Stetson, presented in Tallahassee on Nov. 28 on environmental rights during a Judicial Committee Meeting before the Constitution Revision Commission. Su was joined by Naia Mayder and Evie Flaugh, co-founders… » Read more

Stetson professors co-author the right to a clean and healthy environment amendment to the Florida Constitution

The “right to a clean and healthy environment” proposed amendment to the Florida Constitution, drafted by Stetson University professors Clay Henderson and Lance Long, is one of only six out of 2,000 public proposed amendments advanced for further consideration by the Florida Constitution Revision Commission. The proposed amendment will be considered by the Florida CRC Judiciary Committee in Tallahassee on Nov. 28. Clay Henderson. The… » Read more

Go Green Committee hosts first zero-waste event during Foreman Biodiversity Lecture

Professor Lance Long introduced the Zero Waste concept at the Foreman Biodiversity Lecture. Photo by Merve Ozcan. By Kai Su The Go Green Committee hosted Stetson’s first zero-waste event during the Foreman Biodiversity Lecture featuring fish and wildlife biologist Tonya Long in the Great Hall on Monday, Oct. 23. To illustrate the impact of this approach, a pile of trash cans was moved into a… » Read more

Environmental ethics expert presents at Stetson

Stetson University College of Law hosted EPA senior enforcement attorney Mike Walker as part of the Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture series on Sept. 29. A crowd of students, faculty, staff and members of the community gathered to hear Walker speak in the Great Hall. Walker discussed how diversity is the key to stability in ecology. Trained as a biologist-botanist after the renowned Aldo… » Read more

Florida’s wild places: photojournalist Carlton Ward Jr. delivers Stetson’s biodiversity lecture

Carlton Ward Jr. delivered the Sept. 3 biodiversity lecture. Photo by SeanCarlo Lopez. “What I really want to share with the students here today is that Florida is still a wild place, and we have a chance to keep it that way,” Carlton Ward Jr. told an audience gathered to hear him speak on Thursday afternoon on Stetson’s Gulfport campus. Ward addressed students, faculty, staff… » Read more

Stetson celebrates Earth Day

Stetson University College of Law students, faculty and staff celebrated Earth Day on April 20 on the Gulfport campus. Live music accompanied gardening tips, electronics recycling, field games and exercise in the lush, Mediterranean courtyard Monday afternoon. “The event gets better every year, ” said Professor Lance Long, who teaches research and writing and environmental advocacy at Stetson. Watch this brief video to learn more… » Read more

Students volunteer, plant tree at Boyd Hill

Stetson University College of Law’s Jewish Law Student Association took time to plant a tree and help clean up Boyd Hill Nature Preserve in St. Petersburg on Feb. 4. The students spent four hours volunteering at the park. The event honored the Jewish holiday of Tu B’shevat, or the “New Year of the Trees.” Traditionally, the holiday celebrates ecological awareness and trees are planted in… » Read more

Stetson celebrates Values Day

Stetson University College of Law students celebrated Values Day on Sept. 16 by volunteering to clean up Clam Bayou Nature Park in Gulfport and attending a presentation on “The Moral Premise of the Law,” presented by Stetson University Professor of Religious Studies Gregory Sapp. (L-R): Students Mitchell Levine, Lydia Greiner, Student Life director Tammy Briant, Lauren Eliopoulos and Patrick Iyampillai participated in Values Day. The… » Read more

Stetson hosts Earth Day event on the Gulfport campus

Stetson University College of Law students celebrated Earth Day on April 21 on the Gulfport campus with an environmentally-focused art show, music, healthy snacks and informational booths on sustainable living. The Stetson student Environmental Law Society, Student Wellness Society and Food Law Society sponsored the event. Students at Stetson Law in Gulfport celebrate Earth Day. Student Katie Cleveland worked with student organizations to coordinate the… » Read more

Stetson Law summer course explores sea turtle conservation

Stetson University College of Law is bringing sea turtle conservation experts to the Gulfport campus in April and adding a new summer course for law students on sea turtle protection in May and June. The new summer course runs May 27-June 6 for law students interested in learning about the threats to endangered sea turtles and legal and policy framework to protect them. Students enrolled… » Read more