5 Minutes with … Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz

Stetson law Dean Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz. By Cory Lancaster Tell us about your job at Stetson. Fifteen years ago, a Dean’s job at the College of Law was very different than it is today. In the past, we made tweaks to the curriculum to help students get better prepared for practice. Today it is so much broader.  It is understanding our community, connecting with students,… » Read more


Stetson hosts Educating Advocates: Teaching Advocacy Skills May 22-25 in Gulfport

Stetson’s Gulfport campus. Stetson University College of Law hosts the Educating Advocates Teaching Advocacy Skills Conference on the Gulfport, Florida, campus on May 22-25. The annual Educating Advocates conference invites professors, lawyers and legal practitioners from across the U.S. to spend two and one-half intensive days learning the Stetson method of advocacy, developing their teaching skills, and networking with renowned advocacy instructors. The theme of… » Read more


International Law Society highlights hot topics and recognizes outstanding members

Panelists (L-R): Professor Royal Gardner, Professor Luz Nagle, Professor Jason Palmer and alumnus Ahmad Yakzan. By Kai Su 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.” The program in the Great Hall was… » Read more


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

Stetson’s parody of Law & Order won the Florida Bar contest. View the Video. Stetson University College of Law has won the Florida Bar Law Student Professionalism YouTube contest for the third year in a row. The contest was designed to promote professionalism among law students. Student Shaheen Nouri wrote and acted in this year’s video, “Law & Order: Ethical Victims Unit,” along with students… » Read more


Journal of International Aging Law & Policy holds first alumni mixer

(L-R): alumni Nicole Bell J.D. ’16, Jessica Close J.D. ’18, Korey Henson J.D. ’09, Yugma Desai J.D. ’18, Chelsea Ejankowski J.D. ’18, Professor Roberta Flowers, Journal editor-in-chief Natalie Yello, Professor Lance Long, Journal senior editor Alyssa Aquaviva, Olivia Mejido J.D. ’18, Stephanie Boussias J.D. ’18, Cassidy Peterson J.D. ’18, and executive editor Daniel Brown. Not pictured are associate editors Caleb Lopez J.D. ’18 and Adriana… » Read more


Student organizations sponsor Earth Day Celebration on the Gulfport campus

Professors Gardner, Long and friends rocked the Plaza Mayor Courtyard for Earth Day on Stetson’s Gulfport campus. Stetson’s student Environmental Law Society, Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, Food Law Society, and International Law Society sponsored an Earth Day Celebration in the Plaza Mayor courtyard on the Gulfport campus on April 11. Professor Ellen Podgor brought therapy dog Hans. The event featured free plant giveaways, t-shirt… » Read more


Crossing the Finish Line: part-time law student inspires fellow students to volunteer

Daniel Kuzma (third from right) gathered a team of students from the part-time class and Assistant Dean Laura Zuppo (third from left) for a 5k run for St. Jude’s on March 4. Part-time Stetson law student Daniel Kuzma carves out extra time to inspire fellow students to volunteer to help raise money for charity. The busy father of two started his first year in the… » Read more


What is animal law? Panel presents on career options in the practice area

(L-R): Stephen Wells, Elise Bennett, Student Animal Legal Defense Fund president Kimberly Rubino, SALDF vice president Annie Jed, Debbie Brown and Dan Yuter. The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund sponsored a panel on Careers in Animal Law on March 31. Panelists the discussed their experience, careers, and advice for students who wish to use their law degree to help animals. Center for Biological Diversity attorney… » Read more


Travis H.D. Lewin to receive Lifetime Achievement Award in Advocacy from Stetson

Syracuse University Professor of Law Emeritus Travis H.D. Lewin will be honored with the Stetson University College of Law Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching Advocacy in May. The award will be presented during Stetson’s Educating Advocates Teaching Advocacy Skills Conference May 22-24 in Gulfport, Florida. Professor of Law Emeritus Travis H.D. Lewin. Photo courtesy Syracuse Law. Professor Lewin led trial competition teams for… » Read more


Gujarat National Law University in India wins the International Environmental Moot Court Competition at Stetson

Stetson Professor Royal Gardner, director of the Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy, with the winning team from Gujarat National Law University in India. A team of students from the Gujarat National Law University in Gandhinagar, India, won the International Environmental Moot Court Competition, now in its 21st year, on April 1 at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida. For more than 20… » Read more