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


Stetson among nation’s most diverse law schools, according to preLaw

Stetson law school ranks No. 20 among the nation’s most diverse law schools, according to the spring 2016 issue of preLaw. (L-R): Stetson law school students Evan Dix and May Valedictorian Darnesha Carter practice for a moot court competition. The article, “The most diverse law schools,” by Rebecca Larsen, examines the definition of diversity and what makes a diverse law school. A study referenced in… » Read more


Filling a need: Student to help Tampa Bay homeless veterans after graduation

When Cherilyn Hansen graduates from Stetson law school this spring, she will be one step closer to following her passion to serve people in need in the community. Cherilyn Hansen starts her work with homeless veterans in the fall. Hansen shared that her goal in going to law school was always a career in public service and legal aid. Before law school, she worked with… » Read more


Student trial team member, mom and student leader receives multiple scholarships

Student Starcee Brown, a member of the Stetson law school trial team and single parent to her two-year-old son, recently received the Bar Study Scholarship from the Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association. The bar association awards scholarships to well-deserving third-year African American students preparing to sit for the Florida Bar exam. Student Starcee Brown and son Brynson. Photo courtesy Starcee Brown. Brown received the scholarship … » Read more


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