Law Professor Judith Scully talks Florida’s Stand Your Ground law

Stetson Law Professor Judith Scully Ten years after the death of Trayvon Martin, Law Professor Judith Scully talked with National Public Radio affiliate WMFE Orlando for a story titled “A decade after Trayvon Martin’s killing, Florida’s Stand Your Ground still faces scrutiny.” Scully is an expert in social justice-related law and policy. Story Excerpt: Florida became the first state to adopt Stand Your Ground, with… » Read more

Law Prof. Pete Lake weighs in on possibility of Berkeley enrollment freeze

By Josh MoodyInside Higher EdFebruary 16, 2022 Stetson Law Professor Peter Lake As an enrollment freeze loomed at the University of California at Berkeley, Inside Higher Ed explored the issue and its root causes in depth – namely, community opposition to a proposed campus expansion. To accomplish this, the publication sought insights from Stetson Law Professor Peter Lake, who is director of Stetson Law’s Center… » Read more

Prof. Stacey-Rae Simcox featured in NPR story on Vietnam veterans’ VA benefits

By Carson FrameNational Public Radio’s American Homefront ProjectJanuary 23, 2022 Law Professor Stacey-Rae Simcox In light of recently discovered delays in Department of Veterans Affairs assistance to Vietnam veterans newly eligible for benefit payouts, Stetson Law Professor and Director of the college’s Veterans Law Clinic spoke to National Public radio about the situation’s potential impact. Excerpt Veterans advocates say the VA’s communications are often boilerplate,… » Read more

Professor Kirsten K. Davis receives award for innovation

Kirsten K. Davis Professor Kirsten K. Davis was selected as a recipient of the 2021 COVID-19 Innovation Award from the Stetson University Board of Trustees. Board members realized that despite the disruption of the past several semesters, the university community worked to prioritize safety, emphasize student outcomes, invest in technology, and encourage faculty’s freedom to innovate for the benefit of continued learning. They created the… » Read more

Professor Kirsten K. Davis appointed to special committee on professionalism

Kirsten K. Davis Professor Kirsten K. Davis has been appointed by the new president of The Florida Bar, Mike Tanner, to serve on a newly created statewide Special Committee for the Review of Professionalism in Florida.    The Florida Bar, through its Board of Governors, approved and created this Committee to develop specific recommendations to the Board and to The Florida Supreme Court for: 1) any… » Read more

GiveSendGo data: Koch family member donated to crowdfunding campaign claiming election fraud

A member of the Koch family, one of the most influential power brokers in American politics, donated to a crowdfunding campaign that peddled misinformation about the presidential election well after such claims had been debunked, according to data provided to USA TODAY by a whistleblower site.

What Does the Supreme Court’s Interpretation of the Computer Fraud Statute Mean for Cybersecurity

With the importance of cybersecurity today, and the importance of focusing on those breaking into crucial computer systems, it seems like both the government and private industry need to be important gatekeepers in protecting information.

Feds Urge SCOTUS Not to Review New Hampshire’s Remote Worker Tax Suit

The federal government says the Supreme Court should not take up New Hampshire’s case over Massachusetts’s regulation allowing the state to tax nonresident remote workers.

The latest Elder Law news highlights

Recent nursing home news includes a new GAO report on COVID-19 in skilled nursing facilities.

Law school offers course to underrepresented students

Stetson University College of Law, in partnership with Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg, is excited to announce a new summer program aimed at training underrepresented teenagers to advocate for themselves and others.

Shareholders fight to rein in risk by demanding transparency into public companies’ political spending

Decade-long push to reveal corporate political spending gains fresh momentum in 2021.

Amy Coney Barrett took speaking fees from a group that pushed Mississippi’s abortion ban. A constitutional law expert says that won’t stop her ruling on the case.

Virelli said justices regularly speak to such groups.