Three students honored for pro bono work to address the justice gap

Stetson University College of Law hosted the inaugural Wm. Reece Smith Jr. Pro Bono competition this semester, announcing three honorees on Sept. 26. Second-year law students Haley Coet, Taylor Greenberg and Melody Jacquay were honored at a special program for their outstanding volunteer service. Coet was selected as the overall winner of the competition. Professor Judith Scully, co-coordinator of the Social Justice Advocacy concentration and… » Read more

Graduate Judge Catherine McEwen receives first federal judicial service award at the Florida Supreme Court

1982 Stetson Law graduate and U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Catherine Peek McEwen will be honored at the Florida Supreme Court on Jan. 28 as the first recipient of the Chief Justice’s Distinguished Federal Judicial Service Award. Chief Justice Jorge Labarga will present Judge McEwen with the award recognizing an active or retired federal judge for outstanding and sustained service to the public, especially through pro bono… » Read more

Stetson among nation’s best law schools for pro bono

Stetson University College of Law has been ranked seventh in the nation among the 2014 Super Lawyers Top 10 Law Schools for Pro Bono Graduation Requirements. Stetson Law students donated 31,719 pro bono service hours to more than 400 organizations in the 2013-2014 academic year. Stetson is one of the first law schools in the U.S. to require pro bono service of its students. “Stetson… » Read more

Stetson students respond to President Obama’s new clemency initiative

The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced a new clemency initiative, designed to prioritize clemency applications for certain non-violent offenders who would likely receive lesser sentences if they were sentenced today. To date, more than 35 Stetson Law students have signed on to assist the Office of the Federal Defender for the Middle District of Florida in identifying former clients who may qualify for the… » Read more

Stetson seeking attorneys to help military members, veterans and their families

Stetson University College of Law is seeking attorneys to volunteer civil legal services to military members, veterans and their families as part of its Veterans Pro Bono Initiative Team. With more than a million veterans, Florida is home to one of the largest populations of veterans in the country. Stetson’s new Veterans Pro Bono Initiative Team will serve Tampa Bay area veterans through its Veterans… » Read more

Stetson Law ranks among top 20 law schools for Hispanic students

Stetson University College of Law again ranks among the top 20 law schools in the nation for Hispanic students, according to the Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine. Stetson Law ranks 20th among the top 25 law schools across the country conferring the most degrees on Hispanics. Hispanic Outlook compiled the ranking using the U.S. News and World Report diversity index. Stetson law school’s Hispanic… » 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

Student pro bono work translates into path to success

Story by Valeria Obi Stephanie Favilli, a second year law student at Stetson, turned a unique pro bono assignment into multiple internships and career opportunities. Stephanie first learned of an opportunity to serve as a Spanish language translator for the Bay Area Volunteer Lawyers Program in the fall of 2010 through the student Hispanic Bar Association at Stetson. Stephanie, who grew up in Florida, is… » Read more

Students Participate in Professionalism Day

Stetson Law students volunteered more than 800 hours of community service at more than 100 locations.

April 27- Stetson Law student wins award for helping the poor

Stetson Law student wins award for helping the poor2004 04 27Frank KlimExecutive Director of Communications(727) 562 7889Gulfport, Fla. Gulfport, Fla. – Stetson University College of Law requires all students to complete 10 hours of legal pro bono service. Student Jerri