Stetson hosts complimentary movie, panel on the foster care system

Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport is hosting a screening of the documentary film Foster Shock followed by a panel discussion on March 29. WHO: The Child Advocates of Stetson Law student organization is partnering with the Guardian ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay to present an event to help people learn more about challenges facing youth in group homes in the Florida foster… » Read more

Domestic violence in America? Student wins first place in national essay contest

Samantha Sobel won a national essay contest. Student Samantha R. Sobel won first place in the Yanez & Associates Law Scholarship Essay Contest and Scholarship Program for her paper, “Should parents convicted of domestic violence have their parental rights terminated?” The essay focused on domestic violence in America with the goal of increasing awareness of the growing issue. Sobel is a student in Stetson’s Social… » 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

Students learned about the practice of family law from a panel of local experts

Stetson’s Family Law Society student organization and career development office co-hosted an event on Nov. 5 in Gulfport for students interested in learning more about the practice of family law. A panel of local family law attorneys talked with students in the Great Hall on Nov. 5. Photo courtesy Alexa Revord. A panel of three local family law attorneys, Maria Bates ’07, Christine Derr and… » Read more