Category: Law & Justice

Exonerated man talks with Stetson Law students

John Thompson spent 18 years in prison and 14 years on death row before being exonerated of a crime he did not commit. On Jan. 26, Thompson shared his experiences with Stetson University College of Law students and spoke about the importance of responsibility and accountability. “Now is the time for you to decide what […]

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New dean for College of Law

Christopher Pietruszkiewicz has been named the new dean of Stetson University College of Law in Tampa Bay, Fla. Pietruszkiewicz joins Stetson from the LSU Law Center at Louisiana State University, where he serves as vice chancellor for business and financial affairs and as the J.Y. Sanders Professor of Law. Pietruszkiewicz will start at Stetson this […]

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Stetson honored as ‘Engaged Campus’

Stetson University has received this year’s Engaged Campus Award for colleges and universities in the independent sector, and Stetson junior Chelsea Lincoln has won the Students in Service Award, from Florida Campus Compact. The awards were presented at Florida Campus Compact’s recent 2011 Awards Gala inOrlando. Florida Campus Compact is a coalition of more than […]

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100 people become U.S. citizens

Stetson University will welcome 100 applicants for U.S. citizenship on Tuesday, Oct. 18, during a Naturalization Ceremony being hosted on campus in partnership with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. at Lee Chapel inside Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, with a reception following in the Quad. The […]

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Students attend Fla. Audubon conference

Through a partnership between the Florida Audubon Society and Stetson University, nine students from Stetson’s DeLand and Law campuses have been awarded scholarships to attend the Conservation Leadership Initiative (CLI) as part of Florida Audubon Society’s statewide conference in Lake Mary, Fla., on Oct. 14. The 2011 Audubon Assembly is an annual event that brings […]

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Gardner named interim dean of College of Law

Stetson University Provost Beth Paul announced today that Professor Royal C. Gardner will serve as interim dean of the College of Law beginning in early July.  Dean Darby Dickerson has accepted a deanship at Texas Tech University School of Law. “I am confident that the strong momentum at Stetson University College of Law will continue […]

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Apply for Summer Pre-Law Institute

Stetson University in Central Florida is now accepting applications for its new Stetson University Summer Pre-Law Institute, a rigorous, six-week course in which undergraduate college students will be chosen to prepare for law school and a career in the legal field. Students enrolled in the unique program will spend four weeks on Stetson’s DeLand, Fla., […]

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College of Law No. 1 for trial advocacy

The 2012 U.S. News & World Report has again ranked Stetson University College of Law the top law school in the nation for trial advocacy and number three for legal writing. Since the U.S. News rankings began in 1995, Stetson Law has ranked first in advocacy 14 times. Stetson has also consistently ranked among the […]

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40th Model U.S. Senate features scholar

Stetson University will host the 40th annual Floyd M. Riddick Model United States Senate on March 17-19, 2011. The public is invited to a free lecture by noted congressional scholar Walter Oleszek, on Friday, March 18, at 7 p.m. in the Stetson Room, second floor of the Carlton Union Building, 131 E. Minnesota Ave. The title […]

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