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Stetson University in the News, April 21-27

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    Elizabeth Paul, former Stetson University provost and vice president of academic affairs, has been inaugurated as Capital University’s 16th president, according to the article, “Capital University’s New President Elizabeth Paul Outlines Vision,” posted by ThisWeek Community Newspapers Online April 26.

  • Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, J.D., professor of law at Stetson University, was referenced in the article, “Corporations Gave Millions for Trump Inaugural.” According to an analysis of FEC disclosure reports by Torres-Spelliscy, only one publicly traded company made reported contributions to a pro-Trump super political action committee during the presidential campaign, posted by Bloomberg BNA April 20.
  • Stetson’s University’s ethics team members Megan Christopher, Sarah Klass, Alex Overdijking, and Nate Smith placed second in the International Business Ethics Case Competition held in California. The IBECC judges were impressed by the team’s polished presentation and argumentation skills, posted by NewsDog and several other outlets April 26.
  • Taylor Greenberg, law student at Stetson University, received the 2017 Pro Bono Service Award for Outstanding Service. “Pro bono work has been the most rewarding aspect of law school for me,” said Greenberg, posted by Targeted News Service April 26.
  • According to the article, “Sea Level Rise Already Evident in Chatham County,” a report that was partially drafted by Stetson University faculty and staff documented that less severe flooding of the highway U.S. 80 occurred two dozen times in 2015, posted by Savannah Morning News Online April 23.
  • Louis Virelli, J.D., professor of law at Stetson University, spoke with 10News for the April 26 story, “VERIFY: Is Twitter Account Posting Every Trump Donor’s Name?” Virelli confirmed that the Twitter account @everytrumpdonor is accurately and legally tweeting the names of over 15,000 Trump donors.
  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Stetson University, was mentioned in the article, “The Smartphone Has Really Thrown Gasoline on the Addiction Fire of Our Society.” According to Ferguson, addiction is defined in psychology as chemical dependence on a substance, posted by CBC Radio One, April 24.

Other News:

  • Peter F. Lake, J.D., professor of law at Stetson University, wrote the College Planning and Management article, “Compliance U.” Lake discussed the important divisions of functions among general counsels and chief compliance officers in higher education roles, posted on April 20.
  • Peter F. Lake, J.D., professor of law, was quoted in the article, “Between Harvard and Office for Civil Rights, A Symbiotic Relationship.” Lake stated, “The regulators become your staff and your staff becomes the regulators. It can raise issues of direction and conflict of interest in some cases,” posted by The Harvard Crimson April 21.
  • Peter F. Lake, J.D., law professor, was featured in the article, “As Grand Jury Probes PSU Pledge Death, History Shows Hazing Prosecutions Difficult to Pursue.” Lake stated, “It showed others across the country that they could successfully prosecute hazing events that they might have been wary of pursuing before,” posted by Philly.com April 21.
  • Stetson University will host the annual Educating Advocates conference, which brings together professors, lawyers and legal practitioners from across the country to learn the Stetson method of advocacy, according to Fox21 and several other outlets, posted April 21.
  • The April 23 AllGov article “Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims: Who is Robert N. Davis?” profiles former law professor Robert N. Davis, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
  • Former Appeal Court Judge Anthony Lucky, who is a judge of the United Nations International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, spoke at Stetson University College of Law during the 21st annual Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition, according to a story in EtornoInteligente.
  • The May 1 Florida Bar News reported that Brian H. Bieber of Gray Robinson in Miami was featured as an instructor on “Investigating the White Collar Case and Accompanying Ethical Issues” at the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers White Collar Criminal Defense College at Stetson.

Alumni News:

  • The Tampa Bay law firm of Carlson, Meissner, Hard & Hayslett, P.A., has announced that Law alumna Sarah Barkley Raaymakers has been made a partner in the firm.
  • Law alumnus Augustine Smythe “Gus” Weekley, Jr., has died according to the Tampa Bay Times obituary. A medical doctor, Smythe graduated from Stetson in 1989 and practiced health law. He was a member of the Chester Ferguson Inn of Court.
  • Law alumnus Christopher Y. Mills has been named partner in charge of the new Fort Lauderdale office of Adams and Reese, according to the April 24 Miami Herald.
  • The April 26 Laker/Lutz News ran an article about Law alumna Thania Clevenger, a civil and human rights attorney working as marketing director at her family’s new restaurant, La Yuma.

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