International Programs assistant dean selected as AIEA presidential fellow

JR Swanegan. Stetson Law’s Assistant Dean of International Programs JR Swanegan has been selected by a committee of peers as an Association of International Education Administrators Presidential Fellow for the 2017-18 academic year. The AIEA is a membership organization formed in November 1982, composed of institutional leaders engaged in advancing the international dimensions of higher education. As an AIEA presidential fellow, Swanegan will be matched… » Read more


Stetson Veterans Law Institute director tapped for federal judgeship

Professor of Law Michael Allen. Stetson University College of Law Veterans Law Institute director and Professor of Law Michael P. Allen has been selected by President Trump for a federal judgeship on the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims based in Washington, D.C. The appointment is subject to confirmation by the U.S. Senate. Professor Allen is a renowned expert on the law of… » Read more


Alumni named Florida Bar Leadership Academy fellows

Stetson law school’s Crummer Courtyard. Stetson University College of Law alumni Wendy Fisher J.D. ’14, Giselle Girones J.D. ’16, Barbara Goiran J.D. ’93, Kimberly Hamill J.D./M.B.A. ’13, Melissa Madsen J.D. ’08 and Jennifer Salter J.D. ’10 have been named Florida Bar Leadership Academy fellows. The program aims to broaden diversity among leadership in the legal profession. The first Leadership Academy was started in 2013 and… » Read more


USF Sarasota-Manatee, Stetson launch admissions agreement

USF Sarasota-Manatee. Photo courtesy USF. USF Sarasota-Manatee is unveiling a Direct Admission Program (DAP) this fall that offers qualified USFSM graduates direct entry into Stetson University College of Law. Under an agreement between the institutions, USFSM students will be assured entry into Stetson after meeting certain prerequisites. Admitted students will also receive a scholarship throughout their studies at Stetson. “We are thrilled to partner with… » Read more


Stetson offers complimentary Forensic Science Training for Capital Litigators in Phoenix, Arizona

Stetson University College of Law’s National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law is offering a complimentary two-day training for defense attorneys and prosecutors who try capital cases. “Capital Litigation Initiative: Crime Scene to Courtroom Forensics Training” is being offered June 12-13 at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix, Arizona, with a grant awarded to the Bureau of Justice Assistance by the U.S.… » Read more


Stetson’s FAWL again named student chapter of the year

For the third year in a row, Stetson’s chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers has been honored as Student Chapter of the Year by FAWL. (L-R): Kaitlyn Konecny (Stetson FAWL 2017-2018 president, 2016-2017 vice president); Chloe Wells ’17 (Stetson FAWL 2016-2017 president); Casey Burns (Stetson FAWL secretary); Julia Alley (Stetson FAWL treasurer); Natalie Yello ’17 Ms. JD Fellow. FAWLS partnered with Ms. JD… » Read more


Finding her voice: social justice advocate Kiera Forlenza wants to stand up for children

Student Kiera Forlenza is a social justice advocate focused on helping children. Student Kiera Forlenza is a social justice advocate focused on helping children. Second-year law student Kiera Forlenza admits that she wasn’t sure law school was for her during her first year of studying the fundamentals, buried in books. Forlenza came to law school with the purpose of becoming an advocate for children. It… » Read more


Technology part of your practice? Stetson hosts inaugural Legal Technology CLE in June

Stetson University College of Law hosts the inaugural Legal Technology continuing legal education program on June 9 on the Gulfport campus, 1401 61st St S. The daylong CLE program for lawyers and legal practitioners covers topics ranging from cyber security in the law firm to courtroom technology to using social media in advertising. Presentations include “Cyber Security and Your Law Firm: Protect Yourself,” “Courtroom Technology,”… » Read more


First-year student Matthew Ceriale awarded inaugural diversity scholarship from Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick

Matthew Ceriale, third from left, is a first-year student at Stetson law school. First-year law student Matthew Ceriale has been awarded the inaugural Shumaker Diversity Scholarship from the Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick LLP law firm. Ceriale will join Shumaker’s Tampa office as a summer associate. The Shumaker Diversity Scholarship is available to students who are members of minority groups. Applicants must have outstanding undergraduate and… » Read more


LL.M. student Riya Khan selected for U.N. graduate study program

LL.M. in International Law student Riya Khan has been accepted into the United Nations Graduate Study Programme starting this summer. The program provides an opportunity for outstanding graduate and postgraduate students from around the world to deepen their understanding of the principles, purposes and activities of the U.N. and its related agencies through first-hand observation and study at the U.N. Office in Geneva, Switzerland. “It’s… » Read more