Stetson Law News

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.

Survival of the Fittest helps students prepare to navigate the legal profession

Stetson’s Black Law Students Association, George Edgecomb Bar Association, Solo & Small Firm Section of the Florida Bar, and the Fred G. Minnis Sr. Bar Association hosted a workshop on Nov. 5.

National champions: Stetson law school students win National Civil Trial Competition

Stetson competed with 15 other top advocacy teams from around the U.S. to win the National Civil Trial Competition in Los Angeles.

Alumna Jo Ann Palchak wins J. Ben Watkins Award

Jo Ann Palchak J.D. ’05 was honored with the J. Ben Watkins Award for excellence in the legal profession at the Stetson Law Review banquet.

Stetson law school again named military friendly school

Stetson University College of Law has again been named a Military Friendly® School by Victory Media.

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.