Category: Law & Justice

Stetson Law No. 1 for trial advocacy

Gulfport, Fla. –U.S. News & World Report has again ranked Stetson University College of Law as the top law school in the nation for trial advocacy and No. 3 for legal writing in its 2013 “Best Graduate Schools” issue. Stetson Law has been ranked the top school in the United States for advocacy 14 times […]

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Law wins second national moot court competition

2nd Stetson team wins regional round of ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition Stetson’s College of Law won the National Professional Responsibility Moot Court Competition this weekend in Indianapolis. The championship team of Chad Burgess, Darcie Mulay and May Smith also won the Best Respondent Brief Award and two oralist awards at the competition. Burgess was named […]

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Stetson University accepting nominations for Hall of Fame

  Stetson University College of Law is accepting nominations for its Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who have reached the pinnacle of their professions and have affected a profound, positive influence on the law school. New members are inducted into Stetson Law’s Hall of Fame each year in the fall. The 2011 inductees wereProfessor Robert Batey, […]

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Stetson hosts 41st Model Senate

Stetson University will host the 41st annual Floyd M. Riddick Model United States Senate on March 15-17, featuring students from nine colleges and public lectures by Florida Sen. President Mike Haridopolos and Washington, D.C., political commentator Craig Crawford. Founded in 1971 by Stetson Political Science Professor T. Wayne Bailey and then-political science student John Fraser, […]

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Law students win moot court competitions

GULFPORT, Fla.— Stetson University College of Law moot court teams won two competitions, two oralist awards, and a best memorial award over the weekend. The Stetson team of Diana Evans, Sharon Galantino, Caitlein Jammo and Carly Ross won the south regional round of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and the best memorial […]

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Steps against social injustice event March 15

Five Stetson University student organizations and the university’s Cross Cultural Center will hold a free public event – named “Silent Steps” – designed to raise awareness of social injustices experienced by people around the world. The event will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at the Hollis Center, 602 N. Bert Fish Drive, DeLand. […]

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2 honored at Natl. Conference on Law & Higher Ed

GULFPORT, Fla.— Stetson University’s Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy honored NASPA executive director Gwendolyn Dungy with a Facilitator Award and Syracuse University Professor Gary Pavela with a William A. Kaplin Award at this year’s 33rd National Conference on Law & Higher Education in Orlando on Feb. 19. The conference brings national […]

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Mad Hatter Golf Classic to be April 20

Stetson University invites individual members of the community and area businesses to help support scholarships for students from the Tampa Bay area at the 10th Annual Mad Hatter Golf Classic on April 20. The classic is sponsored by Carlton Fields. WHAT: The Golf Classic raises funds for scholarships for Stetson University students from the Tampa […]

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Judge presents biodiversity lecture

U.S. Court of International Trade Senior Judge Judith M. Barzilay presented the last Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture of the semester at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport on Feb. 21. Judge Barzilay spoke to students, faculty and staff at Stetson about the role of the court in environmental protection. She discussed her […]

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White Collar Criminal Defense Award to be given

GULFPORT, Fla.— The NACDL White Collar Criminal Defense College at Stetson has announced the recipients of the inaugural White Collar Criminal Defense Award. Jan Lawrence Handzlik and Janet Levine have both been selected by the NACDL White Collar Criminal Defense College advisory board to receive the award, which honors individuals who have made a profound […]

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A survivor’s view on genocide

Darfur genocide survivor and human rights activist Niemat Ahmadi will speak at a free public event at Stetson University at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27. Hosted by Stetson’s STAND, a Student Anti-Genocide Coalition, Ahmadi’s talk will be held in the Rinker Auditorium of the Lynn Business Center, 345 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. It is co-sponsored by […]

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The impacts of hydrofracking

Stetson Law students learned more about the impacts of hydrofracking during a Feb. 16 presentation about “Natural Gas Development and Hydrofracking: Environmental Risks and Legal Responses.” The fracking or hydraulic fracturing process involves pumping millions of gallons of water, sand, and toxic chemicals hundreds of feet underground to break up rock and release tiny pockets […]

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Stetson offers LL.M. in Elder Law

Stetson University College of Law’s LL.M. in Elder Law offers attorneys a convenient, online program where they can excel and become experts in elder law. Liz Allen, a partner in the Tampa law firm of Gibbons, Neuman, Bello, Segall, Allen and Halloran, P.A., who has been practicing for more than 20 years, recently graduated from […]

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Health law seminar set for March 3

TAMPA, Fla. –Doctors and lawyers can learn more about emerging issues in health law at a seminar entitled “Medical School for Lawyers and Law School for Physicians” on March 3 at Stetson’s Tampa Law Center. WHO: Lawyers and physicians can attend the one-day seminar. Faculty members include leading experts in health law, white-collar crime and […]

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Seminar on bankruptcy law, practice March 15-17

TAMPA, Fla. –Stetson University College of Law and the American Bankruptcy Institute will co-present the 36th annual Judge Alexander L. Paskay Seminar on Bankruptcy Law and Practice on March 15-17, at the Hyatt Regency in Tampa, Fla. Attorneys may register now to learn about the latest developments in commercial and consumer bankruptcy at continuing legal […]

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Protecting the coastal environment

On Thursday afternoon in Gulfport, Gary Lytton, the director of the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Naples, Fla., talked with Stetson Law students in the Great Hall about the struggle to protect the coastal environment and one of the few remaining undisturbed mangrove estuaries. Lytton discussed the tug-of-war between coastal development and environmental […]

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Surviving domestic violence

Leslie Morgan Steiner seemed to have it all: a Harvard diploma, a glamorous job and a handsome husband. But she was hiding a secret. Her husband beat her regularly and nearly killed her. On Thursday, Feb. 23, Steiner will share her story of surviving domestic violence at Stetson University. The event, at 7 p.m., is […]

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Explore Stokely Carmichael-democracy link

Stetson University presents author and historian Dr. Peniel Joseph to speak on “Stokely Carmichael and American Democracy in the 1960s” as part of the university’s civil rights and social justice lecture series, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23. The lecture will be held in the Rinker Auditorium of the Lynn Business Center, 345 N. Woodland […]

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Breaking the school-to-prison pipeline

“A lot of juvenile decisions often end up with adult consequences,” Judge Patrice Moore told an audience of students, faculty and community members gathered in the Great Hall at Stetson Law last Thursday evening. Judge Moore, of the 6th Judicial Circuit, joined a panel of experts on the Gulfport campus on Feb. 2 to discuss […]

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Weiner Holocaust Lecture to be Feb. 22

The Bernard Weiner Holocaust Memorial Lecture, entitled, “Will not the judge of all the earth do justice?” by Clifford Orwin, will be held at Stetson University at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22, in Lee Chapel inside Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. This lecture, sponsored by Hillel, Stetson University’s Jewish Student Organization, Phi Beta Kappa and […]

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