About Stetson Law

As Florida’s first law school, Stetson has educated outstanding lawyers, judges and community leaders for more than a century. Stetson is ranked #1 in trial advocacy and #2 in legal writing by U.S. News & World Report, and is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and Association of American Law Schools.

Stetson University College of Law is an active part of the Tampa Bay metro area, with its main law campus in Gulfport/St. Petersburg and a satellite center in Tampa. The law school is a part of Stetson University, with a College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, and School of Music in DeLand, and a university satellite center in Celebration.

Dean Christopher Pietruszkiewicz leads a diverse team of faculty, administrators and staff according to the mission and values of the College of Law and Stetson University.

Stetson at a Glance

  • Ranked No. 1 for trial advocacy and No. 2 for legal writing by U.S. News & World Report
  • Individual attention to student needs
  • Talented, accessible faculty who excel in their fields
  • State-of-the-art library and classrooms
  • Seven courtrooms
  • J.D. certificates of concentration in advocacy, elder law, environmental law, international law and social justice
  • Dual degree and joint degree options: J.D./LL.M. in Advocacy, J.D./M.B.A., J.D./M.P.H., J.D./M.I.E.L. in International Economic Law, and J.D./M.E.B.L in European Business Law
  • LL.M. degrees in advocacy, elder law and international law
  • One of few U.S. law schools to share space with a working court, Florida's Second District Court of Appeal
  • The first law school in Florida to require pro bono service by students and faculty
  • Excellent career development and bar preparation services
  • Centers for Excellence in Advocacy, Elder Law, Higher Education Law and Policy, and International Law
  • Home to institutes for biodiversity law, Caribbean law, legal communication, and veterans law
  • Home to four academic journals: Stetson Law Review, Journal for International Aging Law and Policy, Journal for International Wildlife Law and Policy, and Stetson Journal of Advocacy and the Law
  • Honors program for top-ranked students
  • 45 student organizations
  • National and world champion advocacy teams
  • Wide variety of clinic and internship opportunities
  • Vibrant campus life with diverse student organizations, interscholastic activities and competitions
  • Seven study abroad and seven foreign exchange programs
  • Main law campus in Gulfport/St. Petersburg with satellite center near downtown Tampa


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Hall of Fame
Stetson Law honors the dedication and contributions of alumni, faculty and friends with its Hall of Fame