Stetson advances to the National Finals of ABA competition, wins Best Oralist in regionals of international moot court competition

Stetson University College of Law’s moot court teams competed over the weekend to win a regional tournament of the American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition and win the Best Oralist Award at the South Regional of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. A Stetson Law moot court team advanced to the National Finals of the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition after… » Read more


Q&A: Meet Student Veterans at Stetson Law

Stetson University College of Law has more than 50 student veterans enrolled. We are honored that they have made our campus home. Read below to learn about a few of them and use the links to learn more. Andrew J. Schillace Service Branch: Marine Corps Military Rank: Captain Stationed In: Parris Island, South Carolina; Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; Quantico, Virginia; Monrovia, Liberia; Tel Aviv, Israel;… » Read more


Stetson Graduate Balances Careers as Attorney and FIFA Soccer Referee

Christina Unkel ’12 is one of only seven women officials in the U.S. who represent the U.S. Soccer Federation at the highest international levels. By Brian K. Vandervliet When Christina Unkel ’12 began refereeing soccer games as a 10-year-old, she couldn’t have known her skills would someday allow her to be paid to make crucial, split-second calls in premiere soccer games around the world. Her… » Read more


Fundraising Begins for a Vietnam Memorial on DeLand Campus

Ned Ricks ’68, sets up a night defensive position while on patrol in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. A Stetson University fund has been established for a permanent memorial, on the DeLand campus, to the patriotism and service of students and graduates from all of Stetson’s colleges and schools who served in Vietnam or during the Vietnam era. According to Dr. Jay Mechling ’67, the… » Read more


Stetson University College of Law Sponsors Nation’s Largest Intercollegiate Mock Trial Tournament

The final round of the American Mock Trial Association’s tournament, with 48 teams from undergraduate schools across the nation, will be sponsored by Stetson University College of Law and hosted by the University of Central Florida, April 11-13, in Orlando, Fla. The 2014 AMTA National Championship Tournament will include four rounds, with each mock trial round consisting of a team representing the prosecution competing against… » Read more


Dean Christopher Pietruszkiewicz and Judge Pamela Campbell Honored by Pinellas County School Board

Sixth Judicial Circuit Judge Pamela Campbell (left) and Dean Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz. The Pinellas County School Board honored Stetson University College of Law Dean Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz and Sixth Judicial Circuit Judge Pamela Campbell for their commitment to civics education in Pinellas County through the Constitution Hall exhibit. As a part of the Gus A. Stavros Institute’s Finance Park, the Constitution Hall is an interactive… » Read more


Human trafficking to be discussed at breakfast forum

The public is invited to attend a provocative conversation about sex trafficking in our community during the “Shattering the Stigma: Human Trafficking Breakfast Forum” on Feb. 27. The event is free, but advance reservations are requested. To RSVP, please call 813-254-1734 or email office@jlthq.com. WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 27, 7:30-10:30 a.m. WHERE: William Reece Smith Jr. Courtroom Stetson University’s Tampa Law Center 1700 N. Tampa St.,… » Read more


Special Moment: 1955 Graduate Discovers a Familiar Photo

While visiting campus on Sept. 20, 2012, Lewis Haines II ’55 examined a framed poster outside the Dean’s Office of the formal dedication of Stetson Law’s Gulfport campus on Sept. 19, 1954. “That’s me,” he said, recognizing the photo of the courtyard procession taken by the St. Petersburg Times. Since that historic day 58 years ago, Haines (pictured below with his fiancée Christine Benbow) has… » Read more


Stetson Graduates Will Comprise 20% of Elected Public Defenders in Florida

On Jan. 7, 2013, two Stetson Law graduates will retire from long-held positions as elected public defenders in Florida. On the same day, three Stetson graduates will be sworn in as newly elected public defenders, increasing the percentage of elected public defenders who graduated from Stetson to 20 percent in Florida. The list of Stetson-educated current and incoming elected public defenders in Florida includes (pictured… » Read more


Stetson Law campuses open on Tuesday

Stetson University College of Law’s Gulfport and Tampa Law Center campuses will be open Tuesday, June 26. Stetson Law administrators are closely monitoring severe weather and area bridge closings. As of 1:20 p.m. on Tuesday, the Howard Frankland Bridge is open in both directions. Classes beginning at 5:15 p.m. or later are not currently scheduled for cancellation. Please check back for further notifications if weather… » Read more