Stetson Law News

Stetson’s Black Law Students Association celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr.

BLSA students, alumni, faculty and staff gathered to march in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Jan. 16.

Jessica Falkner J.D. ’14 is working with the International Justice Mission

Passion for compassion: Jessica Falkner J.D. ’14 helps victims of human trafficking and land grabbing in Uganda.

Stetson hosts AMCA national tournament with top student advocacy teams: Patrick Henry College wins championship

Eighty teams competed in the American Moot Court Association National Tournament at Stetson.

Attend an open house: Learn about the part-time law program at Stetson

Future law students can learn more about Stetson's J.D. program at open houses in January and February.

Moot Court Board among best in the nation

The fall 2016 Best Value Law Schools issue of preLaw magazine lists Stetson University College of Law’s Moot Court Board among the best in the nation.

Faculty Quotable

The constitution states that courts are the only branch of government with the power to decide cases between opposing parties. Congress can't do that and neither can the president. Yet Congress has passed laws forcing justices to recuse themselves in certain circumstances. By forcing justices to recuse themselves, Congress could end up removing enough justices from a case that the Court is unable to decide that case. In other words, laws passed by Congress about Supreme Court recusal are unconstitutional.

Professor Louis Virelli, author of Disqualifying the High Court, explains why judicial recusal is unconstitutional.