Stetson Law News

Stetson again offers free will service for veterans aged 60 or older

Stetson partnering with the Community Law Program and the St. Petersburg Bar Foundation to prepare free simple wills and advance directives for low income veterans and their spouses aged 60 or older.

Stetson’s lecture series on the environment heats up in the fall

Stetson University College of Law continues this year’s Foreman Biodiversity Lecture series in September with lectures on wildlife conservation, national parks and the future of the Great Barrier Reef and Australian mangroves.

Mohamed Mohamed: Egyptian Fulbright Scholar and humanitarian advocates for people in crisis

Mohamed, a Fulbright Scholar, is now at Stetson University College of Law working on his LL.M. in International Law.

Nathan Bruemmer J.D. ’17: Advocating for Equality

Nathan Bruemmer spent 20 years advocating for equality and social justice before coming to law school.

Senate confirms Veterans Law Institute director for federal judgeship

Veterans Law Institute director and Professor of Law Michael P. Allen was confirmed for a federal judgeship on the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

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.