Stetson hosts 20 teams at National Trial Competition

Stetson University College of Law hosted 20 student teams from 11 law schools for the National Trial Competition, Region 6 regional, on Feb. 5-7. Stetson’s advocacy teams bring home multiple accolades. Teams from Alabama, Florida and Mississippi competed in the regional round of the NTC at the Pinellas County Justice Center in Clearwater, Florida. The team of Elliott Smith and Haley Steelman from Faulkner Law,… » Read more


Stetson’s moot court wins best oralist award at national championship

(L-R): Students Kasey Feltner, Sterling Lovelady and Adriana Foreman. Stetson University College of Law’s moot court team of Kasey Feltner, Adriana Foreman and Sterling Lovelady won a best oralist award at the Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship this past weekend in Houston, Texas. It is the third best oralist award that Stetson’s advocacy teams have won in three months. The students participating in the… » Read more


Stetson University President Wendy Libby spoke on trends in private higher education

Stetson University President Wendy Libby spoke on Jan. 19 to students at the College of Law on trends in private higher education. President Libby discussed how a crowded marketplace is requiring colleges to focus on their strong suits, where quality, relevance and distinction overlap. Stetson University President Wendy Libby spoke Jan. 19 on the College of Law’s Gulfport campus. Photo by Marissa Marchena. The presentation,… » 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


Stetson again named military friendly school

Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida, has again been designated a Military Friendly School by Victory Media. Stetson launched its Veterans Law Institute in 2012. “At Stetson, we are dedicated to making sure that those who served receive the benefits and respect they deserve,” said Professor Stacey-Rae Simcox, director of the Veterans Advocacy Clinic at Stetson.  “We also take pride in the large… » Read more


Stetson hosts “Lawyers Without Rights” international history exhibit on impact of Nazi regime on Jewish lawyers

Stetson University College of Law is hosting the international historical exhibit “Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany under the Third Reich” on the third floor of Stetson’s Dolly & Homer Hand Law Library on the Gulfport campus, 1401 61st St. S. The traveling exhibit has been shown in close to 100 cities in Germany, the U.S. and around the world. Professor Ann Piccard addressed… » Read more


Why should biological diversity matter? The Bat Man of Mexico has some ideas

Dr. Rodrigo A. Medellín, a senior professor of ecology at the National University of Mexico known as the “Bat Man of Mexico,” spoke Thursday afternoon, Oct. 22, on Stetson’s Gulfport campus. His presentation on “How to Do Conservation Science, Implement It, and Not Die Trying” was part of Stetson’s public Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture series. Dr. Medellín is the past president of the… » Read more


Stetson’s Special Needs Trust Conference draws hundreds of practitioners

Stetson University College of Law’s 17th Special Needs Trusts-The National Conference drew hundreds of attendees to the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club on Oct. 14-16. Stetson’s Special Needs Trusts Conference brought hundreds to the Vinoy. “The information from speakers, colleagues, and materials that I get at this conference are an absolute necessity for me to learn and stay up to date for… » Read more


Stetson among top schools for Small Law, National Jurist reports

Stetson is among the top 40 law schools placing graduates in small law firm jobs, according to the National Jurist 2015 Back to School issue. Stetson’s ranking is based upon 2014 data available from the American Bar Association. The article, “Best schools for Big Law and Small Law,” reports that small law “has seen growth since the recession” and that Stetson is ranked highly among… » Read more


Texas Tech wins National Pretrial Competition at Stetson

A team of students from Texas Tech won the National Pretrial Competition at Stetson. Students from Texas Tech University School of Law won the Eighth Annual National Pretrial Competition at Stetson University College of Law this past weekend in Gulfport. Sixteen teams from around the U.S. competed at Stetson. Mississippi College School of Law won second place in the competition, as well as the Best… » Read more