Stetson no. 1 Trial Advocacy, no. 4 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 19th time in 23 years. Stetson ranked fourth in the nation for Legal Writing and has consistently ranked among the top six legal writing programs since the inception of the Legal Writing rankings. Stetson law school’s Gulfport campus. “At Stetson, we are dedicated to teaching the… » Read more

Women in the Law: Student Natalie Yello

(L-R): Irene Mo from Michigan State University and Natalie Yello discussing being a first-generation law student at the conference. Ms. J.D. Fellows with Ms. JD President Raychelle Tasher (bottom left corner in black suit and purple shirt) and Fellowship Coordinator Maleaha Brown. Third-year student Natalie Yello recently presented a brief segment at the Ms. JD’s Ninth Annual Conference on Women in the Law in Chicago,… » Read more

Stetson Trial Team wins regional, advances to American Association for Justice national competition in April

Stetson University College of Law’s Trial Team won the regional qualifying round of the American Association for Justice Student Trial Advocacy Competition March 9-12 in Miami, Florida. Stetson students head to the national AAJ competition in Cleveland, Ohio, in April. (L-R): Ethan Dunn, Christopher Hallett, Amara Benitez, Christian Romaguera, with two competition officials (center), Joseph Sise, Colby Connell, Kaitlyn Dugas and Haley Coet. Stetson sent… » Read more

Stetson named co-champions at the Boston regional of the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition

Felicia Kitzmiller and Taylor Ryan. Stetson University College of Law students were named co-champions at the Boston Regional of the American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition on March 4. Stetson law students Felicia Kitzmiller and Taylor Ryan won one of the final rounds of the competition as well as the second best brief and will advance to the national finals of the competition in… » Read more

Chasing Down Madison Brown J.D. ‘16

“I never thought I was going to do anything in entertainment,” Madison Brown J.D. ’16 said as she prepared to travel to film two episodes of her new television program. In one episode, Brown tries her hand at making desserts like the pros. Photo courtesy Madison Brown. As a law student at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida, Brown was focused on corporate… » Read more

Seven scientific organizations endorse brief co-authored by Stetson’s biodiversity institute

In response to President Trump’s executive order targeting the Clean Water Rule, seven scientific organizations have issued a joint letter in support of protecting the nation’s aquatic resources. The letter endorsed a brief filed in the Sixth Circuit in January by Stetson law professor Royal Gardner and Foreman Biodiversity Fellow Erin Okuno on behalf of water and wetland scientists in support of the Clean Water… » Read more

Stetson’s advocacy center honors Lawrence Sutter with inaugural Cornerstone Award

Stetson University College of Law’s Center for Excellence in Advocacy is honoring Lawrence Sutter with the inaugural Cornerstone Award during its Educating Advocates: Teaching Advocacy Skills Conference. Lawrence Sutter. Sutter has directed the University of Akron School of Law mock trial program since 1990. He served as a board member for the prestigious, invitation-only Tournament of Champions for 25 years, a competition that serves as… » Read more

Recent law grad cited in federal court

Brandon Breslow J.D. ’16, recently published an article in The Federal Lawyer, the official publication of the Federal Bar Association, that was cited by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in the case of John R. Turner v. U.S. (L-R): Brandon Breslow and Stetson Law Dean Christopher Pietruszkiewicz at the May 2016 Honors and Awards ceremony at Stetson. Breslow began working on… » Read more

Stetson’s Veterans Law Institute partners with Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, Bay Area Legal Services and Gulfcoast Legal Services to assist veterans

Stetson University College of Law’s Veterans Law Institute celebrated the launch of a new medical-legal partnership on Feb. 15  with the Bay Pines Veterans Administration Healthcare System, Bay Area Legal Services and Gulfcoast Legal Services to help veterans. The program officially launched Feb. 1, with hundreds of veterans already signed up for assistance. Stetson Law Dean Christopher Pietruszkiewicz signed a new medical-legal partnership to help… » Read more

Minority Mentoring Picnic brings students, judges and attorneys together for annual networking event

By Brielle Tucker On Feb. 4, members of Stetson’s Black Law Students Association attended the 13th Annual Minority Mentoring Picnic in Hialeah, Florida. Ten Stetson students attended this year’s annual networking event, coordinated by the Kozyak Minority Mentoring Foundation. Students and family gather at the Minority Mentoring Picnic. Photo courtesy Brielle Tucker. Upon arrival, law students were greeted with a sticker that read “I Need… » Read more