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

Stetson Law graduates are top Florida Super Lawyers

  Stetson law school’s Gulfport campus. Stetson University College of Law graduates are among the best lawyers in the state according to the 2017 Florida Super Lawyers. Stetson Law is ranked no. 3 among the law schools with the most alumni selected to 2017 Florida Super Lawyers. There is a total of more than 500 Stetson Law alumni Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars this… » Read more

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