Stetson’s FAWL again named outstanding student chapter

The Florida Association of Women Lawyers named Stetson University College of Law’s FAWL the Outstanding Student Chapter for the second year in a row. Stetson also named FAWL the Student Organization of the Year. (L-R): Katie Salemi (2015-2016 president), Sadiya Hashem (2015-2016 treasurer), Chloe Wells (2015-2016 pro bono chair and 2016-2017 president), Courtney Cox (2015-2016 vice-president), and Giselle Girones (2015-2016 secretary). “This year’s executive board… » Read more


Student Darnesha Carter: star academic and advocate

Darnesha Carter knew that she wanted to be an advocate while she was still a high school student in Riverview, Florida. Once she had decided that law school was her goal, Darnesha took all of the law school prep courses available at Riverview High School. Student Darnesha Carter. When it came time to choose a law school, Darnesha said that Stetson stood apart. The friendly… » Read more


Effect change: Student advocate Taylor Parker on Title IX

Second-year law student Taylor Parker. Second-year Stetson University College of Law student Taylor S. Parker wants her fellow students to know that they can effect change. “With the small campus, I have found a tight-knit community where I can effectively generate professional contacts, as well as a close relationship with faculty and staff which has allowed me to work with Stetson to make change on… » Read more


For the love of the game: Scholarship celebrates classmates who balanced life with law school

Students Marissa Marchena and Joey Nemeh celebrate with Nenezian and Jones family and friends at the scholarship banquet. Photo courtesy Marissa Marchena. Students and alumni enjoy a beautiful, windy afternoon of softball to celebrate the Rich Nenezian and Jim Jones Memorial Scholarship. Photo by Marissa Marchena. Students Marissa Marchena and Joey Nemeh were recently selected for the Rich Nenezian and Jim Jones Memorial Scholarship. The… » Read more


Rising star for community service and equality: Student Nathan Bruemmer

It is no surprise that Stetson University College of Law honored student Nathan Bruemmer with its Rising Star award in his first year of law school. For Nathan, law school started as a dream decades ago, before he spent a career as a teacher and started a family. He said he considers it a privilege to work on community service initiatives. Nathan Bruemmer. Since starting… » Read more


Graduate Judge Catherine McEwen receives first federal judicial service award at the Florida Supreme Court

1982 Stetson Law graduate and U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Catherine Peek McEwen will be honored at the Florida Supreme Court on Jan. 28 as the first recipient of the Chief Justice’s Distinguished Federal Judicial Service Award. Chief Justice Jorge Labarga will present Judge McEwen with the award recognizing an active or retired federal judge for outstanding and sustained service to the public, especially through pro bono… » Read more


From law enforcement to law school: Student Dan Kavanaugh

Ask former police officer Dan Kavanaugh what inspired him to make the leap from law enforcement to law school, and he explains that it was always part of the long-term plan. Dan Kavanaugh is a third-year student at Stetson. “Law school was just the next step along my path,” says Dan. Dan says he wanted to go to law school as a kid, but decided… » Read more


Go and do it: Former teacher, parent, law student wants to help people with special needs

Ask Tammy Schweinsberg how she feels about graduating from Stetson University with her J.D. and she will tell you that law school has blinked by in an instant. Tammy Schweinsberg. The busy single mom of six children ranging in ages from six to 19 was born and raised in St. Petersburg. A student in Stetson’s part-time J.D. program, she is the first person in her… » Read more


In order to change the world, you have to start with you: Student, parent, describes the path from Jamaica to Stetson law school

Alexander Howell and baby Nathan Howell. Alexander Howell always knew he wanted to go to law school. As a rising track star who is originally from Jamaica, the second-year Stetson Law student said he chose the college that would best finance his education and put him on the path to law school. That path took him to Cincinnati, Ohio, and then Lake Wales, Florida, where… » Read more


Need help prepping for exams? Professor Beane encourages breezeway discussions

Professor Dorothea Beane met with students to help them prepare for their civil procedure exam in an unusual setting this week. Professor Dorothea Beane. On a warm Wednesday afternoon, Professor Beane met with more than a dozen students in the breezeway outside the Sebring Courtroom. The students peppered her with questions to prepare for her exam. Professor Beane explained that the breezeway setting provides a… » Read more