Senate confirms Stetson Veterans Law Institute director for federal judgeship

The U.S. Senate confirmed Stetson University College of Law Veterans Law Institute director and Professor of Law Michael P. Allen as a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims based in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 3. Professor Allen is a renowned expert on the law of veterans’ benefits, and has testified before Congress and written widely on veterans’ benefits issues.… » Read more


Carmen Johnson is new Pinellas Florida Association for Women Lawyers president

Carmen Johnson is Assistant Director for Admissions and Diversity Initiatives. Stetson Law Assistant Director for Admissions and Diversity Initiatives Carmen Johnson was installed as the new president of the Pinellas chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers on July 20 in Clearwater. She served previously as president-elect and secretary and for a two-year term as director of Continuing Legal Education with PFAWL. She is… » Read more


Visiting Professor Carla Reyes joins Harvard center focused on using digital technologies for social good

Stetson University Visiting Assistant Professor of Law Carla Reyes has recently been named a faculty associate at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. Professor Carla Reyes. The Center addresses issues at the intersection of technology and society with a focus on the design and use of digital technologies for the social good. In December, Professor Reyes spoke in Mexico and in Africa… » Read more


Professor Luz Nagle speaks around the world in Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica

Professor Luz Nagle (left) presented in Canada. Professor of Law Luz Nagle spoke at universities around the world on topics ranging from transborder crime and corruption to creating inclusive institutions and societies. In Canada, Nagle spoke on “Transborder Crime, Corruption, and the Collusion of Latin America’s Elites,” at a conference on Transnational Criminal Law in the Americas hosted by the University of Windsor Law School… » Read more


Career development leader appointed to ABA Young Lawyers Division senior leadership team

Joann Grages Burnett. Stetson University College of Law Associate Director of Career Development Joann Grages Burnett was recently appointed to the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division senior leadership team. Burnett is the professional development coordinator of the ABA Young Lawyers Division for the 2017-18 term. At Stetson, Burnett specializes in employer engagement and readiness for students and alumni and oversees postgraduate judicial clerkship initiatives.… » Read more


Student affairs leader presents on “Exploration of past protest to inform current advocacy”

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs/Deputy Title IX Coordinator and adjunct professor Tammy Briant presented on “Exploration of past protest to inform current advocacy” at the American Association of University Professors national conference meeting in Washington, D.C. Tammy Briant presented at AAUP. Briant, who teaches Stetson’s course on Law and the Civil Rights Movement, said that she looked at the lessons of the Civil Rights Movement… » Read more


Stetson presents awards to alumni and friends at Florida Bar Convention

Stetson University College of Law presented awards to alumni and friends during the annual Florida Bar Convention June 21-24 in Boca Raton, Florida. (L-R): Dr. Jay Wolfson with Dean Christopher Pietruszkiewicz. Dr. Jay Wolfson J.D. ’93 received this year’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in recognition of his professional achievements which have brought honor to himself and to the College of Law. Dr. Wolfson is the associate… » Read more


More than 100 Stetson Law alumni listed among Florida Trend Legal Elite

May 2017 commencement at Stetson University College of Law. More than 100 Stetson University College of Law alumni have been selected for the Florida Trend Legal Elite and Up & Comers this year. Stetson Law is again among the top five Legal Elite law schools this year, according to Florida Trend. Among the 118 Stetson Law alumni named to the Florida Trend Legal Elite and… » Read more


Stetson wins 2017 Robert Orseck Memorial Moot Court Competition

(L-R): Students Ali Preston, Christina Huckfeldt and Kris Galloway with Florida Supreme Court justices. Photo courtesy Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division. Stetson University College of Law’s moot court team won the 2017 Robert Orseck Memorial Moot Court Competition on June 22 in Boca Raton, Florida. Stetson Law students Kris Galloway, Christina Huckfeldt and Ali Preston argued before the justices of the Florida Supreme Court during… » Read more


A+ for Best Law School Experience: Stetson’s LL.M. in International Law

The latest issue of the International Jurist magazine gives Stetson University College of Law’s LL.M. in International Law program a grade A+ for Best Law School Experience in the Best LL.M. Programs issue. Only a dozen schools received an A+ around the country. LL.M. programs that made the grade focused on more than just academics. The International Jurist magazine looked at eight factors in grading… » Read more