Panel addresses careers of state attorney, public defender

A panel of six lawyers discussed their varied careers as state attorneys and public defenders during a noontime lecture for students at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Fla. Panelists (L-R): Ashley Roura, Irene Maslanik, Howardene Garrett, Douglas Covington, Fred Schaub and Craig Schaeffer. Douglas Covington ’83 of the Office of the State Attorney for the 13th Judicial Circuit, Howardene Garrett of the Office… » Read more

Stetson Law’s Amnesty International hosts panel discussion on homeless advocacy

Story by Valeria Obi Stetson’s Amnesty International hosted a panel discussion, “Demand Dignity Campaign: A Panel on Homeless Advocacy,” on April 10 at Stetson Law in Gulfport. The purpose was to bring awareness to the plight of those who become homeless, and to provide students with an opportunity to learn how to help the homeless community through legal action and community activism. Two of the… » Read more

Stetson Law students assist with “Raising the Bar”

Story by Valeria Obi Stetson University College of Law students volunteered time in February at “Raising the Bar,” a community service event organized by law students, lawyers and members of the legal profession. The Stetson Law students helped feed residents of the Pinellas Safe Harbor homeless shelter in Clearwater on Feb. 11. Members of the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division and Students Division, Moot Court… » Read more

Stetson student presents a solution to treat mental illness among the homeless

On Sept. 15, Stetson Law student Paul Sarlo presented his paper on how the State of Florida might revitalize its outpatient treatment law to care for the severely mentally ill among its homeless population while saving millions in mental healthcare expenses. Student Paul Sarlo addresses Stetson Law students and faculty on Sept. 15. In 1999, a tragedy in New York turned the spotlight on the… » Read more