Stetson hosts best-selling mystery novel author, animal rescue advocate David Rosenfelt

Feb 26, 2014, 15:48 ET from Stetson University College of Law

GULFPORT, Fla., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stetson University College of Law's Student Animal Legal Defense Fund and the Golden Retriever Rescue of Mid-Florida present a talk and book-signing by best-selling mystery novel author and animal rescue advocate David Rosenfelt on April 14 on Stetson's Gulfport, Fla., campus. The event is free and open to the public.

WHEN: Rosenfelt's presentation will begin at 12 p.m., followed by a book-signing with the author. Rosenfelt's books will be available for purchase during the event.

WHERE: The presentation will take place in the Mann Lounge on Stetson's Gulfport campus, 1401 61st St. S.

WHO: Rosenfelt is the Edgar and Shamus Award-nominated author of 16 books, including the Andy Carpenter mystery series featuring a litigator who directs a dog rescue organization.  An avid animal lover himself, Rosenfelt created the Tara Foundation, a charitable organization which has rescued more than 4,000 dogs. His most recent book, Dogtripping, tells the story of the author's adventures moving across the country from California to Maine, while accompanied by 25 rescue dogs in three RVs. To learn more about the author, visit or

WHAT: The coordinator for this event is Stetson professor Peter Fitzgerald, an expert in international trade and animal law who is an advocate for Golden Retriever rescue and dog therapy.

Stetson is one of only a handful of law schools in the U.S. with courses in both animal law and international animal law as well as an established therapy dog program for students during exam-time.  Stetson's trial advocacy program, ranked number one in the nation, has consistently ranked at or near the top since U.S. News & World Report began the rankings in 1995.

About Stetson University College of Law
Stetson University College of Law, Florida's first law school, has prepared lawyers and leaders since 1900. Today, Stetson leads the nation in blending legal doctrine with practical training, evidenced by its top-ranked programs in advocacy and legal writing. Through our academically rigorous curriculum and commitment to social responsibility, Stetson lawyers are ethical advocates ready to succeed in the legal profession.  

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