Category: Law & Justice

Women Trailblazers include Lizabeth Moody

The American Bar Association Women Trailblazers Law Project has selected Stetson University College of Law professor Lizabeth Moody to be included among women who made history in the legal profession. Moody’s oral history of her extraordinary legal career will be housed at the Library of Congress, the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History […]

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SU Law crosses borders to protect wetlands

Stetson University College of Law Professor Royal Gardner and several Stetson Law students played a significant role in the adoption of a resolution on wetland conservation at a global conference in Bucharest, Romania, in July. The Eleventh Meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands adopted the resolution by consensus. […]

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Elder Law Distinguished Professor named

Professor Edwin Boyer has been named the first Borchard Distinguished Professorial Lecturer in Elder Law at Stetson University College of Law. Boyer ’78 has taught several classes in Stetson’s J.D. and LL.M. degree programs as an adjunct professor. Boyer, who is the immediate past-president of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and a partner […]

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A New Perspective

Every Tuesday and Thursday morning this spring, students in Professor Robert Batey’s spring seminar class at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Fla., cracked open their books to discuss the latest assigned readings. It was a typical law school seminar, except instead of poring over case law, Professor Batey’s students are reading Kafka and watching Spike […]

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Pietruszkiewicz begins as new Law Dean

Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz is the new dean of Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport/Tampa, Fla. Dean Pietruszkiewicz joins Stetson from the LSU Law Center at Louisiana State University, where he served as vice chancellor for business and financial affairs and as the J.Y. Sanders Professor of Law. Royal C. Gardner, who served as Stetson […]

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Lawyers Association awards alumni

The Stetson Lawyers Association presented awards to alumni and friends on June 21. Stetson University College of Law Interim Dean Royal C. Gardner introduced the new dean of Stetson Law, Christopher Pietruszkiewicz, at an evening reception during the annual Florida Bar meeting in Orlando. Associate Dean John Cooper, who leads Stetson Law’s international and cooperative […]

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International Fellow joins College of Law in fall

Judge Patrick Robinson, past-president of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, will serve a three-year role as a Distinguished International Fellow at Stetson University College of Law beginning in the fall. He will meet this July with Stetson Law students studying at The Hague in the Netherlands. Judge Robinson has also served on […]

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New honorees join Silver Circle

Each year at the annual Silver Circle Recognition Dinner, Stetson University celebrates the dedicated service of staff and faculty. Twenty-five years of service at Stetson entitle Hatter employees to the honorary, official membership into the Silver Circle. Each member receives an engraved silver clock. At this year’s celebration, held this year for the first time […]

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Veterans Law Institute opens in Gulfport

Stetson University College of Law dedicated its new Veterans Law Institute with a ceremony on May 31 in Gulfport, Fla. More than 100 people gathered for the dedication, which included remarks by the Honorable Bruce E. Kasold, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, Stetson Law faculty, students and veterans, a […]

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Award established for top students in criminal law

Stetson University College of Law alumnus Brian L. Tannebaum ’94 has created an award for students who excel in their first-year criminal law course. The Brian L. Tannebaum High Grade Award in Criminal Law rewards Stetson students earning the top grade in each section of their criminal law class with a financial award of $500. […]

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Veterans Law Institute opens in Gulfport

The College of Law is opening a new Veterans Law Institute on May 31 in Gulfport, Fla. The institute will serve the growing population of active duty military, veterans and their families in the Tampa Bay area, one of the largest concentrations of military veterans in the U.S. The institute’s Veterans Advocacy Clinic will provide […]

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Law professor to address Citizens United

On May 18, nine constitutional law scholars, including Assistant Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy of Stetson’s College of Law, filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court, urging the Court to revisit Citizens United. The brief was written by the Brennan Center for Justice at the NYU School of Law. The brief urges the Court to […]

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Stetson Law honors students, faculty, staff

Several top awards were presented during the College of Law Honors and Awards Ceremony on May 11. Graduate Scott Stevenson was named valedictorian of his J.D. class and the Edward D. Foreman Most Distinguished Student. Stevenson, a member of Stetson’s award-winning Moot Court Board, received the Foreman Most Distinguished Student Award as the best all-around student […]

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4 professors win 2012 Hand Awards

Stetson University Associate Professor of English Dr. Joel Davis and Assistant Professor of Chemistry Dr. John York received this year’s Hand Awards for Scholarship and Creativity. Professor of Political Science Dr. Anne Hallum received this year’s Hand Award for Community Impact. Professor of Law Dr. Luz E. Nagle received this year’s Hand Award for Excellence […]

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Spring graduates celebrate successes

Stetson University awarded degrees to 785 students during Spring Commencement ceremonies May 12 – celebrating years of hard work and sending the graduates into the working world or on to graduate school. President Wendy B. Libby gave the “charge” – a tradition where the president places a duty and responsibility upon the graduates. Libby explained […]

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Commencement Weekend is here!

It’s finally here! Commencement 2012 is upon us, and 785 graduating Hatters will receive their degrees during two separate ceremonies Saturday, May 12. The ceremony for students earning degrees through the School of Business Administration and School of Music will be at 9 a.m., and the ceremony for students in the College of Arts & […]

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Law commencement to feature military law expert

Lt. Cmdr. Nieva M.S. Brock, who serves as staff judge advocate and ethics counselor to the director of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), will present the commencement address at Stetson University College of Law at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 12. Commencement is scheduled to take place in the courtyard on Stetson’s Gulfport campus, […]

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Solo Practice Institute for law alums opens

Stetson University College of Law recently launched a three-day Solo Practice Institute, April 26-28, at the Tampa Law Center. Jay Foonberg, author of the book, How to Start and Build a Law Practice, provided the keynote address. The institute was part of a Solo Practice Network developed by Stetson Law to assist graduating students and […]

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Stetson discusses Trayvon Martin

DeLand, Fla. – Stetson University’s Diversity Council will host a panel discussion to address the tragic shooting of Trayvon Martin and the implications this incident might have on our understanding of what has been called a post-racial, or a color-blind America. This panel discussion, which is open to the public, will be held on Tuesday, April […]

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Consumer Protection program

GULFPORT, Fla.—The public is invited in April to a program at the Stetson University College of Law Gulfport campus to learn about consumer protection, with a focus on scams and fraud targeting the elderly. WHEN: Thursday, April 19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.  WHO: Hubert “Skip” Humphrey III, assistant director of the Office for the Financial Protection of […]

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