Stetson wins Chester Bedell Trial Competition for 22nd time in 34 years

Stetson University College of Law has won the Chester Bedell Trial Competition for the 22nd time in 34 years. Stetson sent two teams to the premier state competition, who both advanced to compete against each other in the final round. Twenty teams of students from 10 law schools across the state of Florida competed. (L-R) Laura Rose, Courtney Olivier, Carolina Suazo, Kaitlyn Dugas, Skylar Stewart,… » 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 hosts AMCA national tournament with top student advocacy teams: Patrick Henry College wins championship

A team from the United States Air Force Academy were finalists and students from Patrick Henry College were named the AMCA champions. More than 350 teams from across the U.S. competed in invitational events and 11 regional tournaments around the country to qualify to participate in the national tournament of the American Moot Court Association on Jan. 6-7 at Stetson University College of Law in… » Read more


Stetson Law’s Moot Court Board among the best in the nation

Stetson Law’s Moot Court Board. The fall 2016 Best Value Law Schools issue of preLaw magazine lists Stetson University College of Law’s Moot Court Board among the best in the nation. Stetson’s Board is ranked third in the list of the top 16 moot court programs of 2015-2016 and is ranked sixth among the 20 best moot courts of the decade. The preLaw magazine analyzed… » Read more


What changes will the new administration bring to education? Stetson’s National Conference on Law and Higher Education is Feb. 9-13

Stetson University’s annual National Conference on Law and Higher Education celebrates 38 years in February, with leading higher education scholars, thinkers and practitioners in the U.S. discussing the challenges and opportunities facing higher education in an era of legal, social and political change. This year’s conference, themed on “Accountability and Regulation of American Colleges and Universities in Times of Legal, Social and Political Upheaval,” takes… » Read more


Stetson University’s biodiversity institute receives ABA environmental achievement award

Stetson University’s Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy has received the American Bar Association’s 2016 Distinguished Achievement in Environmental Law and Policy Award. “This award recognizes the contributions of the Stetson community and our partners in wetland, wildlife conservation, and environmental issues around the world,” said Professor Royal C. Gardner, director of Stetson’s Institute and an internationally recognized expert in wetland law and policy. Stetson’s… » Read more


Addressing bias: visiting scholar Deleso Alford discusses cultural competence

When Deleso A. Alford visited Stetson law school’s Gulfport campus briefly this summer, she brought with her an important goal: collaboration. Professor Deleso Alford visited Stetson law school in July. The Florida A&M University law professor’s research and teaching focuses on building a framework for cultural competence through the lens of personal narratives that shapes the way we see and understand each other. During her… » Read more


Stetson grads among highest number of Super Lawyers in the state

Stetson University College of Law graduates are again ranked among the best lawyers in Florida by Florida Super Lawyers. Stetson law school ranks third in the state for the highest number of alumni on the 2016 Florida Super Lawyers list. Stetson’s May commencement 2016. This year, more than 300 Stetson Law graduates are named in the 2016 Florida Super Lawyers. The 2016 Florida Super Lawyers … » Read more


Campus gathered Monday to reflect on the Orlando tragedy

Stetson University College of Law community members gathered for a moment of reflection about the tragic shooting in Orlando on the Gulfport campus on Monday afternoon. The flag flies at half-staff on Stetson Law’s campus in honor of all affected by this national tragedy. The flag flies at half-staff on the Stetson law school campus to honor those lost in the Orlando tragedy. Counselor Sarah… » Read more


Justice Roderick L. Ireland presents Stetson law school commencement May 14

» Visit Graduation Events for Photo Galleries Roderick L. Ireland, the first African-American chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, delivered Stetson law school’s commencement address at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, in the Plaza Mayor courtyard on Stetson’s Gulfport campus. Watch the video of Stetson law school’s May 14 commencement: Justice Roderick L. Ireland delivered Stetson University College of Law’s commencement address.… » Read more