New program helps students learn legal communication skills new lawyers need for the practice

When Dr. Kirsten Davis, director of Stetson’s Institute for the Advancement of Legal Communication, designed and implemented a new program two years ago, she knew she wanted to provide students with more opportunities to improve their communication skills and make them better lawyers. Stetson’s legal writing program, under Davis’s direction, is consistently ranked among the nation’s best law school programs. Davis created a new extracurricular… » Read more

Law librarians publish Free Internet Legal Research

Stetson Law News recently asked law librarians and adjunct professors Sally Waters and Wanita Scroggs to participate in a Q & A about their new book, Free Internet Legal Research, a guide attorneys can use to find and effectively use the best free legal sites. (L-R): Adjunct professors and law librarians Sally Waters and Wanita Scroggs were given Stetson hats to celebrate the publication of… » Read more

Stetson hosts Southeast Regional Legal Writing Conference in Gulfport

Stetson University College of Law’s Institute for the Advancement of Legal Communication hosted the Southeast Regional Legal Writing Conference, April 25-26, in Gulfport, Fla. The Conference was organized by Institute faculty Jason Palmer, Lance Long, and Kirsten Davis, Ph.D. Professor Kirsten Davis, Ph.D., greeting speakers at the Southeast Regional Legal Writing Conference. The conference for law faculty and others who teach legal research and writing… » Read more

Stetson Law students write ethics newsletter, hone writing skills

Stetson University College of Law students recently honed their client development writing skills while becoming published authors in a unique class newsletter project for Stetson’s new Advanced Legal Writing: Successful Writing for Law Practice course. (L-R): Professor Kirsten Davis, students Cayelan Loucks, Jennifer Tise, Ashley Rector, Meagan Blackshear, Christine O’Shea, Kelli Ragan, Laura Brenner, DeeAnn Petika, Justin Bennett, Jessica Ronay, Melissa Foss, Kacie Hohnadell, Vanessa… » Read more

Legal writing scholar spearheads Stetson’s first Law and Rhetoric Colloquium

Stetson University College of Law hosted its first Law and Rhetoric Colloquium on March 9-10 in Gulfport. Professor Kirsten Davis, Ph.D., the director of Legal Research and Writing at Stetson, spearheaded the colloquium, which included a dozen professors of law, communication arts, and the humanities. Scholars gathered at Stetson for the first Law and Rhetoric Colloquium. Davis said that the goal of the colloquium was… » Read more

Flexible Summer Courses Available

Law students visiting Tampa Bay area this summer can take advantage of daytime, evening, weekend and condensed courses.