Want to learn more about earning your law degree while keeping your day job? Stetson hosts open house in February

December 2015 graduate Tammy Schweinsberg attended Stetson’s part-time law program. Stetson University College of Law will host an open house on Feb. 11 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Gulfport campus, 1401 61st St. S., for future students to learn more about its part-time law program designed for busy people with daytime commitments. By taking evening classes at Stetson’s Tampa Law Center and the Gulfport campus,… » Read more


Stetson’s National Conference on Law and Higher Education discusses the constitutional challenges raised by compliance mandates

The challenging legal landscape in higher education law and policy is the focus of Stetson University’s 37th annual National Conference on Law and Higher Education Feb. 11-15, 2016, at the Hilton Orlando. Title IX, constitutional law and compliance issues are the topics of a series of training workshops. Higher education institutions are facing some of the greatest legal challenges since the civil rights movement with… » Read more


Professor Gardner speaks at U.N. on water and sanitation

Professor Royal Gardner, director of the Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy at Stetson University, was invited  to speak on behalf of the Ramsar Convention at a meeting of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation in New York. Professor Gardner appeared on UN Web TV. The meeting on Nov. 20 marked the conclusion of 11 years of work by the board,… » Read more


Graduate appointed federal judge

Mac R. McCoy, who graduated from Stetson University with a dual B.A. in 1998 and J.D. in 2001, was appointed a U.S. magistrate judge for the Fort Myers Division of the Middle District of Florida this summer. The longtime shareholder with Carlton Fields Jorden Burt celebrated his investiture on Nov. 13. (L-R): Judge Mac R. McCoy at the investiture with Stetson Law Dean Christopher Pietruszkiewicz.… » Read more


Stetson Law offers free will service for veterans aged 60 or older

Stetson University College of Law is again partnering with the Community Law Program and the St. Petersburg Bar Foundation during the month of February to prepare free simple wills and advance directives for low income veterans and their spouses aged 60 or older though the Wills for Warriors Program. Walk-in appointments are not available. Veterans or their spouses must schedule individual appointments in advance by… » Read more


Is armed conflict making people vulnerable to human trafficking? Professor among invited international experts at U.N. conference

Professor Luz Nagle, a leading international voice in the fight against human trafficking, was part of a select group of experts invited by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons Nov. 29-30 in Amman, Jordan. Professor Nagle joined experts from around the world to assess the impact of armed conflict on making people vulnerable to human trafficking. Professor Nagle teaches courses including International… » Read more


Stetson wins best brief, advances to NYC Bar National Moot Court Competition

Stetson University College of Law students Marissa Cioffi, Ryan Hedstrom, and Greg Pierson won the best brief award and finished second in the Region V round of the New York City Bar’s 66th Annual Moot Court Competition on Nov. 21 in Atlanta, Georgia. (L-R): Back row: Professor Louis Virelli and Associate Dean Michael Allen (the teams’ coaches); second row: Ryan Hedstrom and Greg Pierson; front… » Read more


Campaign Finance South of the Border: Professor Torres-Spelliscy invited to address Mexican Electoral Tribunal

Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy addressed the Mexican Electoral Tribunal in Mexico City on Oct. 16-17,  at the invitation of the University of Texas at Austin and the Mexican government. Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was invited to speak at the Mexican Electoral Tribunal. She spoke about the unraveling of Watergate era money in politics reforms and the enforcement of campaign finance laws in New York City, New York… » Read more


Stetson’s Moot Court wins multiple awards at national competitions

(L-R): Taylor Ryan and Correy Karbiener won the National Veterans Law Moot Court Competition. Stetson University College of Law’s Moot Court teams took home multiple awards this past weekend at national competitions. Stetson students Correy Karbiener and Taylor Ryan won the sixth annual National Veterans Law Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C. It is the fourth time Stetson has won the competition. Two teams of… » Read more


Stetson’s trial team wins FJA mock trial competition

Stetson University College of Law students Brandon Breslow, Colby Connell, Kaitlyn Dugas and Tamara Williams won the Florida Justice Association Honorable E. Earle Zehmer Memorial Mock Trial Competition in Orlando, Florida, this past weekend. Breslow, Connell, Alexa Kline and Courtney Olivier were recognized as outstanding advocates in their preliminary round trials, and Connell was named overall outstanding advocate of the competition. “Our success at this… » Read more