Dr. Rajni Shankar-Brown calls for “radical empathy” at first 2024 Foreman lecture

Dr. Rajni Shankar-Brown speaks at Stetson Law in February, 2024. Coinciding with World Day of Social Justice, Dr. Rajni Shankar-Brown, a prominent eco-justice scholar, spoke on the link between environmental problems and social injustices.   Her moving address, which she gave Tuesday, February 20 in the Great Hall, was the first installment of the Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture Series of the spring 2024… » Read more

Groundbreaking Law Professor Luz Nagle Retires from Stetson

From standing up to violent drug cartels in Medellin, Colombia to spending nights and weekends tailoring lesson plans to meet the evolving needs of students, Law Professor Luz Nagle has spent decades in selfless pursuit of a more just world. After 25 years of tirelessly leading Stetson’s international law courses and programs, Nagle has retired from her full-time faculty role. Stetson Law Professor Luz Nagle… » Read more

Stetson Law to Prepare Free Wills and Health Care Directives for Veterans, Spouses

Wills for Warriors is a free program for veterans who qualify. Stetson University College of Law will once again partner with the Community Law Program and the St. Petersburg Bar Foundation to prepare free simple wills and advance directives for low-income veterans and spouses over 60. Those who qualify will receive individualized assistance from professionals who care deeply about veterans and aging individuals. The event… » Read more

AALS Tech Section Honors Dr. Davis for Innovation on Tech & Legal Ed

Dr. Kirsten Davis, Professor of Law and Faculty Director of Online Legal Education Strategies at Stetson. From embracing virtual learning during the pandemic to inspiring colleagues to reimagine legal education in the age of artificial intelligence, Dr. Kirsten Davis is leading important conversations about the ways tech transforms how we teach law. Earlier this month, Davis, a Professor of Law at Stetson and the college’s… » Read more

Enlightening Experience: A Campus to Career ’24 Recap

As the first week of the spring semester drew to a close, students were invited to take a day to reflect on their career aspirations, meet potential mentors, and explore job opportunities at the 2024 Campus to Career Experience. A signature event at Stetson Law, Campus to Career aims to help students make concrete connections between the passion that brought them to law school and… » Read more

Robyn Powell to Return to Stetson Law as Tenure-Track Faculty

Law Professor Robyn Powell The Stetson Law community is excited to welcome Professor Robyn Powell back to campus, where she will begin as tenure-track faculty in the fall 2024 semester. Powell, who teaches professional responsibility, disability law, public health law, and other courses, is a nationally recognized expert in disability law, particularly where it intersects parental rights. She previously served as Stetson Law’s Bruce R.… » Read more

Stetson Law Wins National Award for LGBTQ+ Initiatives

Pride flags fly on Stetson Law’s Gulfport campus every June. Reflecting Stetson Law’s deep commitment to diversity and inclusion, the Association of American Law Schools Section on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues (SOGII) has chosen the college for its 2024 LGBTQ+ Inclusive Excellence Award. The recognition follows years of considerable effort recruiting and enrolling LGBTQ+ students, supporting them in their law school journey and… » Read more

Stetson Law Celebrates December ’23 Graduates

Scenes from the December 2023 Graduate Celebration Marking the end to the fall 2023 semester, members of the Stetson Law community gathered in the Great Hall to celebrate students who successfully completed their law school journey in December. (See full event video below.) The group of 20 graduates primarily consisted of part-time students, who have spent the last four years juggling careers, volunteer work, family,… » Read more

Year in Review: 10 Ways Stetson Law Shined in 2023

Over the past year, the Stetson Law community has had so many incredible moments, from national recognition to amazing pro bono work. Students, faculty, alumni, staff, and friends have won championships, been thought leaders in emerging areas of law, and taken pivotal steps in their career journeys – but not without a little self-care. In no particular order, here are ten highlights from Stetson Law… » Read more

AI & the Law: A Nexis Exec’s Perspective

Artificial intelligence is poised to transform the way lawyers work. Photo courtesy of Deepak Pal/Wikimedia Commons. Just over one year after Open AI’s ChatGPT launched, artificial intelligence is transforming workplaces everywhere – including law firms. Ian McDougall To London-based expert Ian McDougall, executive vice president and general counsel for LexisNexis’ Legal & Professional Division and president of its Rule of Law Foundation, artificial intelligence (A.I.)… » Read more

Stetson Law Celebrates Opening of its Advocacy Institute

Officials celebrated the opening of the Advocacy Institute with a ribbon cutting on October 28, 2023. Stetson alumni, leadership, and friends recently gathered to celebrate the opening of a stunning new facility on the College of Law campus in Gulfport. With support from alumni and other community leaders, the Advocacy Institute invites students, faculty, and other members of the advocacy community to learn and collaborate… » Read more

Lambda Event Explores Florida Law & Drag

Stetson Law alumnus Edson Abadia, Jr. ’22 performs as Mr. Gripp during a Lambda Legal Society fundraiser. Over a lively Friday evening in the Great Hall, Stetson Law students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends celebrated the LGBTQ+ community and reflected on current challenges its members face in Florida. The evening’s main event was a drag show featuring multiple performers, including 2022 alumnus Edson Abadia, Jr.,… » Read more