A Day in the Life of a Stetson Law Student

Recent law school graduate Darnesha Carter shares a day in the life of a student at Stetson University College of Law.

Apply Now to Stetson Law for an Expedited DecisionDarnesha Carter knew that she wanted to be an advocate while she was still a high school student in Riverview, Florida. Once she had decided that law school was her goal, Darnesha took all of the law school prep courses available at Riverview High School.

When it came time to choose a law school, Darnesha said that Stetson stood apart. The friendly campus, a full merit scholarship, and proximity to family made the choice easier. 

“To someone thinking about law school, I’d say enjoy the experience,” said Darnesha, who is now wrapping up her third year of law school at Stetson. “I wish someone had told me to enjoy the moment.”

At Stetson law school, Darnesha quickly became a star academic and advocate. Participating in and winning second place in Stetson’s Closing Argument Competition for first-year law students, and later becoming a moot court board member, helped Darnesha hone her oral communication skills.

She joined the Stetson Law Review during her first year and later became an editor. She rose to the top of her class academically. She is a member of the Honors Program and has landed on the Dean’s List every eligible semester of law school. The first in her family to attend law school, Darnesha received the highest grade in Research and Writing and was invited to join Stetson’s moot court team.