More than 100 Stetson Law alumni listed among Florida Trend Legal Elite

May 2017 commencement at Stetson University College of Law. More than 100 Stetson University College of Law alumni have been selected for the Florida Trend Legal Elite and Up & Comers this year. Stetson Law is again among the top five Legal Elite law schools this year, according to Florida Trend. Among the 118 Stetson Law alumni named to the Florida Trend Legal Elite and… » 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


Outstanding volunteers: Alumnae honored for pro bono service at the Florida Supreme Court

Several Stetson Law alumnae were honored at the Supreme Court of Florida on Jan. 19 by the Florida Bar for their work on behalf of poor and indigent clients. Florida Bar President William J. Schifino Jr. presented the 2017 Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Awards during a special ceremony to recognize and raise awareness about lawyers who are committed to public service and to… » Read more


Stetson’s July bar passage rate among top three in the state

Stetson University College of Law’s pass rate for first-time takers of the July 2016 Florida Bar Examination was 80.5% and 12 points above the statewide average of 68.2%. Stetson’s bar passage is no. 3 in the state. Stetson is also in the top three of all Florida law schools who took the exam, very close to tying for second place.  … » Read more


Class of 1966 alumni join Florida Bar 50-year member celebration

Stetson University College of Law alumni Frank J. Aloia Sr. J.D. ’66, Anthony A. Balasso J.D. ’66, Kenneth C. Deacon Jr. J.D. ’66, Ernest S. Marshall J.D. ’66, Bruce Thomas McKinley J.D. ’66 and Melvyn Trute J.D. ’66 were among more than a dozen Stetson law school alumni recently honored at the Florida Bar luncheon celebrating 50-year members during the Florida Bar Annual Convention on… » Read more


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