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

Stetson team heads to international competition after Miami win

(L-R): Front row — Brien V. Squires, Leon J. Innerkofler, Kaelyn Steinkraus, Sadiya Hashem, Jonathan Diamond, Taylor Ryan, alumnus Tom Yaegers J.D./M.B.A. ’05; Back row — Elizabeth Buchwalter, Associate Dean Stephanie Vaughan, alumnus Alex Zesch and Reshma Pharsi. Stetson University College of Law’s Vis International Commercial Arbitration team is heading to Vienna in March after placing first in the pre-moot in Miami, Florida, on Feb.… » Read more

Stetson law school professor reinvents the law book as a website

Stetson University Professor of Law Tim Kaye has reinvented the law book in the form of an interactive website. This month, Kaye publicly launched his Law of Torts book on the Webby Books website that he designed to bridge the gap between traditional law books and modern legal research. Dr. Timothy Kaye. Kaye’s Webby Books is a responsive website where law students and professors may… » Read more

Judith Areen and Cynthia Love presented with Stetson University awards

Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida, presented Judith Areen with this year’s William A. Kaplin Award. Cynthia Love was presented with the Facilitators Award. Both awards were presented during the 37th annual National Conference on Law and Higher Education on Feb. 11-15 at the Hilton Orlando Resort. Judith Areen. Judith Areen is the executive director of the Association of American Law Schools. The… » Read more

Free CLE webinar on Crime Scene Essentials launches in March

Stetson University College of Law’s National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law has partnered with the Law Enforcement Innovation Center at the University of Tennessee’s Institute for Public Service to launch a new webinar series as part of the “Capital Litigation Initiative: Crime Scene to Courtroom Forensics Training.” Attendees who complete the series will be eligible for free CLE credits. The first in a… » Read more

Choosing expert witnesses: New online course developed by Stetson, University of Tennessee

Stetson University College of Law’s National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law has partnered with the Law Enforcement Innovation Center at the University of Tennessee’s Institute for Public Service to launch a new online legal course, available now, on how to select and evaluate expert witnesses. The three-hour course, designed for lawyers, judges and law enforcement, will offer training on interviewing and selecting expert… » Read more

Stetson hosts 20 teams at National Trial Competition

Stetson University College of Law hosted 20 student teams from 11 law schools for the National Trial Competition, Region 6 regional, on Feb. 5-7. Stetson’s advocacy teams bring home multiple accolades. Teams from Alabama, Florida and Mississippi competed in the regional round of the NTC at the Pinellas County Justice Center in Clearwater, Florida. The team of Elliott Smith and Haley Steelman from Faulkner Law,… » Read more