Stetson Law News

Stetson wins Florida Bar Law Student Professionalism YouTube contest for the third year in a row

The contest was designed to promote professionalism among law students.

International Law Society highlights hot topics and recognizes outstanding members

About 40 students, professors, and members of the community gathered on Stetson’s Gulfport campus on Monday night, April 17, for an award recognition ceremony for the International Law Society Spirit Awards and panel discussion on “Hot Topics in International Law.”

Stetson students win awards in three categories at international moot court competition in Hong Kong

Stetson University College of Law students won honorable mention awards in three categories, for claimant’s memorandum, respondent’s memorandum and oralist, at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (East) Competition.

Stetson Law dean joins more than 160 law deans signing letter in support of legal aid

Dean Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz joined more than 160 other deans from public and private law schools across the country in signing a letter in support of continuing funding for the Legal Services Corporation.

Stetson no. 1 Trial Advocacy, no. 4 Legal Writing in U.S. News

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Stetson University College of Law no. 1 in Trial Advocacy for the 19th time in 23 years.

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.