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


Stetson’s teams win National Ethics Trial Competition, three awards at ABA competition

Stetson University College of Law’s trial team members were named champions and won three awards at national competitions this past weekend in California and Illinois. (L-R): Nathan Bruemmer, Dan Kavanaugh, Silvia Amador and Kishantevia Carson. Stetson’s trial team of Silvia Amador, Nathan Bruemmer, Kishantevia Carson and Dan Kavanaugh won the National Ethics Trial Competition at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in… » Read more


Stetson No. 1 Trial Advocacy, No. 3 Legal Writing in U.S. News

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Stetson University College of Law No. 1 in Trial Advocacy for the 18th time. Stetson ranked third in the nation for Legal Writing in the U.S. News 2017 “Best Grad Schools” issue. Stetson Law’s beautiful Gulfport campus. “Stetson’s commitment to excellence in advocacy is exemplified by our graduates,” said Stetson University President Wendy B. Libby, Ph.D. “When Stetson… » Read more


First African-American Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court chief justice to address Stetson Law commencement

Retired Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Roderick L. Ireland. Roderick L. Ireland, the first African-American chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, will deliver Stetson law school’s commencement address at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, on Stetson’s Gulfport campus, 1401 61st St. S. A total of 273 Stetson law school students will celebrate commencement, among them, 70 part-time J.D. students, seven J.D./M.B.A.… » Read more


Stetson advances to the National Finals of ABA competition, wins Best Oralist in regionals of international moot court competition

Stetson University College of Law’s moot court teams competed over the weekend to win a regional tournament of the American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition and win the Best Oralist Award at the South Regional of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. A Stetson Law moot court team advanced to the National Finals of the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition after… » Read more


Stetson, Chatham universities partner on shorter time to law degree

Stetson law school’s commencement in 2015. Stetson University in Florida and Chatham University in Pennsylvania and have partnered to offer students an accelerated program to earn a law degree. The 3+3 program, starting in fall of 2016, allows eligible Chatham University undergraduates to apply to law school at Stetson University in their junior year. Students admitted to the program fulfill their senior year of undergraduate… » Read more