Students win Florida Bar’s professionalism video contest for the second year in a row

Stetson University College of Law students won the 2016 Law Student Professionalism YouTube Contest for their training and educational video depicting professional conduct for lawyers. It is the second year in a row that Stetson students have won the Florida Bar contest. The video, “Legal Ethics Play of the Day,” features Stetson law students Dan Kavanaugh and Shaheen Nouri as television sportscasters reviewing a play-by-play… » Read more

A model chapter two years in a row: Stetson’s student Florida Bar chapter honored again

(L-R): Jeffrey Berglund (3L), Ciara Willis (3L), Chantay Perry (2L), and Natalie Yello (2L). Stetson’s chapter of the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Law Student Division won “Chapter of the Year” for the second year in a row. The award was presented during the division’s annual meeting in conjunction with the Florida Bar Annual Convention June 24-27 in Boca Raton. Stetson’s chapter was recognized for… » Read more

Florida Bar hosts town hall at Stetson

The Florida Bar hosted a town hall meeting on Stetson University’s Gulfport campus on March 25 for the law school community. Florida Bar President Gregory W. Coleman B.B.A. ’85, J.D. ’89 joined 2015 President-Elect Ramón A. Abadin and 2016 President-Elect William J. Schifino for a discussion about issues facing lawyers in Florida. Abadin will begin serving as Florida Bar president in June of 2015. Schifino,… » Read more

Brian Tannebaum J.D. ’94 discusses The Practice

Brian Tannebaum J.D. ’94. Brian Tannebaum J.D. ’94 visited Stetson’s Gulfport campus on Feb. 26 to meet with the Stetson community and discuss his new book, The Practice: Brutal Truths About Lawyers and Lawyering.   The book offers advice on how to operate a law practice and develop into a top professional lawyer. Tannebaum is a criminal and bar defense lawyer in Miami and managing partner… » Read more

Pensacola native Charles Liberis named to Stetson University Board of Overseers

Prominent Pensacola attorney Charles S. Liberis of the Liberis Law Firm was recently named to the Stetson University College of Law Board of Overseers. The board of overseers advises and counsels the dean of the College of Law and the university president on academic programs and financial matters. Charles Liberis The board also includes Florida Supreme Court Justice Peggy Quince, Florida Sixth Judicial Circuit State… » Read more

Stetson University named best student chapter by Florida Bar

The Florida Bar recently honored Stetson University College of Law student leaders for their outstanding chapter. Stetson’s chapter of the Young Lawyers Division Law Student Division was named the best in the state during the Florida Bar’s Annual Meeting June 25-26 in Orlando. Student Anisha Patel (left) accepted Stetson’s best chapter award from the Law Student Division president. “Our fantastic student leaders Jennifer Tindell, Anisha… » Read more

Stetson Law wins best brief at Florida Bar moot court competition

Stetson University College of Law students Jeremy Bailie, Anisha Patel and Nick Sellars won the best brief award at the Robert Orseck Memorial Moot Court Competition at the Florida Bar conference on June 25-26 in Orlando. Stetson’s Moot Court team won best brief. (L-R): Gordon Glover (Moot Court Committee member), Katherine Hurst Miller (Stetson alumna and co-chair of the Moot Court Committee), Nick Sellars, Anisha… » Read more

Stetson Lawyers Association honors eight law alumni and friends

The Stetson Lawyers Association presented awards to eight outstanding alumni and friends of Stetson University College of Law during the Florida Bar Annual Meeting in Orlando on June 26. Nestor M. de Armas B.B.A. ’73 and Congressman David W. Jolly received the Distinguished Service Award for their significant, meritorious and continuing contributions to Stetson Law. Former president of the Stetson University Alumni Association, de Armas… » Read more

103 alumni voted among Florida Trend’s Legal Elite

A total of 103 Stetson University College of Law alumni have been selected for Florida’s Legal Elite in the July 2014 Florida Trend magazine. Stetson Law graduates walk at a recent commencement. The Legal Elite Hall of Fame includes two Stetson Law alumni, Mark A. Hanley JD ’80 and Rhea F. Law JD ’79. The Hall of Fame honors attorneys who have consistently ranked in… » Read more

93.9% of Stetson grads pass Florida bar exam in February

Among first-time takers of the Florida bar exam in February, 93.9 percent of Stetson University College of Law graduates passed. Stetson Law placed second among Florida law schools on the exam, according to the Supreme Court of Florida’s recently released exam scores and statistics. Only Florida State University had a higher first-time bar passage rate with a total of 96 percent of graduates passing the… » Read more