Stetson among nation’s most diverse law schools, according to preLaw

Stetson law school ranks No. 20 among the nation’s most diverse law schools, according to the spring 2016 issue of preLaw. (L-R): Stetson law school students Evan Dix and May Valedictorian Darnesha Carter practice for a moot court competition. The article, “The most diverse law schools,” by Rebecca Larsen, examines the definition of diversity and what makes a diverse law school. A study referenced in… » Read more


Culverhouse legacy of giving benefits Stetson law school students

When Joy McCann Culverhouse died on April 26 in Tampa, she left a legacy that will benefit Stetson University College of Law students for years to come. (L-R): The late Joy McCann Culverhouse with Wm. Reece Smith Jr. at the dedication of the Wm. Reece Smith Jr. Courtroom at the Tampa Law Center in 2004. A gift from Culverhouse through the Joy McCann Foundation funds… » Read more


Students from the Philippines win International Environmental Moot Court Competition at Stetson Law

The winning International Environmental Moot Court Team is from the University of San Carlos in the Philippines. A team of students from the University of San Carlos, Cebu, in the Philippines, won the 20th Annual International Environmental Moot Court Competition on April 16 at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida. For two decades, students from across the globe have honed their skills as… » Read more


Stetson alumni to lead nation’s top elder law associations

Stetson University College of Law LL.M. in Elder Law alumna Catherine Seal was sworn in as the new president of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys during the annual NAELA conference, April 7-9 in Denver, Colorado. Catherine Seal. Seal LL.M.’08 will become president of NAELA on June 1. NAELA is a professional association of attorneys dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided… » Read more


First-place team: Stetson wins Dean Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Moot Court Competition

Stetson University College of Law students won the 31st Annual Dean Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Moot Court Competition on April 2 at Brooklyn Law School in New York. (L-R): Brittany Cover, Jeremy Rill and Kristina Hartman. The Stetson team of Brittany Cover, Kristina Hartman and Jeremy Rill won rounds against teams from the University of Florida, Wayne State, Michigan State, Louisiana State, Georgetown and the… » Read more


Washington Post reporter Robert Barnes speaks on “The Politicalization of the Supreme Court”

Washington Post reporter and editor Robert Barnes delivered the Nichols Foundation Prominent Speaker Lecture at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida, on April 1. He spoke to an audience of more than 100 law students, professors and staff at Stetson on the topic of “The Politicalization of the U.S. Supreme Court.” Barnes has reported for the Post since 1987, covering beats ranging from… » Read more


Stetson’s Vis team wins multiple awards at worldwide competition in Vienna, Austria

Stetson University College of Law’s Vis International Arbitration Moot team won multiple awards at the 23rd Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna, Austria, March 18-24. Stetson’s team of Sadiya Hashem, Leon Innerkofler, Taylor Ryan, Brien Squires, Kaelyn Steinkraus and student coach and team member Jonathan Diamond received two Honorable Mention Awards, one for the Respondent’s Memorandum and one for the Best… » Read more


Stetson accepting nominations for Hall of Fame

Stetson College of Law Dean and Professor of Law Christopher Pietruszkiewicz introduced last year’s Hall of Fame inductees. Stetson University College of Law is accepting nominations for its Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who have reached the pinnacle of their professions and have affected a profound, positive influence on the law school. The prestigious event is held annually in the fall. The 2015 inductees… » Read more


Professor Gardner returns to speak at United Nations as international wetlands expert

Stetson University College of Law professor and Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy director Royal C. Gardner spoke at the United Nations in New York on March 21 on the importance of wetlands as ecosystems supporting global populations.  Professor Gardner is chair of the Scientific and Technical Review Panel of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands for 2016-2018 and is an internationally recognized expert on wetland… » Read more


Joshua Karton receives lifetime achievement in advocacy award, Elizabeth Lippy professionalism award from Stetson law school

Stetson University College of Law has selected Joshua Karton for this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching Advocacy and American University Washington College of Law Professor Elizabeth L. Lippy for the Edward D. Ohlbaum Award. Both awards will be presented during the Educating Advocates Teaching Advocacy Skills Conference at Stetson law school in May. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes people who have fundamentally… » Read more