Message from the Dean
Welcome to Stetson University College of Law!
The legal profession is changing. Now more than ever, the legal profession demands that law school graduates are prepared to not only think like lawyers, but have practical training to be successful in the practice of law much earlier in their careers. At Stetson -- you learn both.
As Stetson's dean, I am proud to lead an institution that has set the benchmark for blending theory and practice, consistently leading the nation with top rankings in advocacy and legal writing.
Over its 115-year history, Stetson has taken a holistic approach to legal education, preparing lawyers and leaders for a life of professional excellence through teaching, mentoring and skills training, a place where learning takes place inside and outside the classroom. We place students first, creating a transformative educational experience that combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Our students and faculty engaged in more than 33,000 hours of public service last year, and Stetson is the home to innovative programs in advocacy, legal communication, social justice, veterans' initiatives, and elder law.
This is an exciting time, and I invite you to explore this website, visit our campus, and discover Stetson's vibrant intellectual environment and welcoming community.
Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz
Dean and Professor of Law