Stetson University

Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz

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Dean and Professor of Law

B.S., University of Scranton, Pennsylvania
J.D., Loyola University New Orleans
LL.M., Georgetown University


Dean Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz joined 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.

Dean Pietruszkiewicz worked as a trial attorney in the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and as an attorney/adviser in the U.S. Department of Education before entering academia. An expert in tax law, he co-authored treatises – Mastering Income Tax and Corporate Reorganizations and wrote numerous law review articles and presented widely on the subject.

Dean Pietruszkiewicz holds several national leadership positions in legal education. He is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Law School Admission Council and chair of its Investment Committee and is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Southeastern Association of Law Schools, where he served as president in 2005-2006. Dean Pietruszkiewicz serves as the Chair of the Data Policy & Collection Committee of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar and he has also held various leadership positions with the American Bar Association Section of Taxation.

Dean Pietruszkiewicz serves on the Florida Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, was appointed by the President of the Florida Bar to serve on the Legal Education Committee of the Florida Bar Vision 2016 Commission, the Sixth Judicial Circuit Professionalism Committee, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Tampa Chamber of Commerce.

He holds a Master of Laws in Taxation from the Georgetown University Law Center, a law degree from the Loyola University New Orleans, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania. He is a member of the bar for the U.S. Supreme Court and is admitted to the bar in Pennsylvania, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Dean Pietruszkiewicz was an NCAA and high school basketball official and worked with Special Olympics.

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