Louis J. Virelli III
Professor of Law
B.S.E., Duke University
M.S.E., University of Pennsylvania
J.D., University of Pennsylvania
Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law and Separation of Powers Seminar
Louis Virelli is a Professor of Law, teaching courses in Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law I, and the Separation of Powers. Professor Virelli has received the Dickerson-Brown Award for Excellence in Faculty Scholarship and the Branton Excellence in Teaching Award. He regularly coaches one of Stetson's moot court teams and is the faculty advisor to the Stetson chapter of the American Constitution Society, the Stetson Law Democrats, and the Federal Bar Association.
A study of the history and constitutional law of recusal at the Supreme Court. The book argues that statutory recusal standards for the Court unconstitutionally interfere with the Court's judicial power under Article III and reimagines Supreme Court recusal in light of that conclusion.
A casebook designed around an extended hypothetical about a fictional agency, the Wine Trade Commission. The book uses the extended hypothetical to support a series of problems that are designed to give context to traditional administrative law doctrines.
Additional publications are available on SSRN.
Professor Virelli writes primarily in the areas of constitutional and administrative law. He is the author of Disqualifying the High Court: Supreme Court Recusal and the Constitution (Univ. Press of Kansas 2016) and a co-author of the casebook Administrative Law: Cases and Materials (Carolina Academic Press 8th ed.). He is the author of a report for the Administrative Conference of the United States titled Recusal Rules for Administrative Adjudicators. His articles have appeared or are forthcoming in journals such as the North Carolina Law Review, the Wisconsin Law Review, the Alabama Law Review, the Illinois Law Review, the Washington & Lee Law Review, the Northwestern University Law Review Colloquy, the Iowa Law Review Bulletin, the Administrative Law Review, and the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law. He is a past member of the Board of Trustees of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools and has served as chair of the Sections on Administrative and Constitutional Law of the Association of American Law Schools. He is also a managing editor and columnist for the quarterly ABA publication Administrative and Regulatory Law News.
Immediately prior to joining Stetson, Professor Virelli served for five years as a trial attorney in the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was named best oralist in the law school's Keedy Cup Moot Court Competition and served as an Articles Editor on the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law. After law school, Professor Virelli clerked for Judge Franklin S. Van Antwerpen of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and Judge Leonard I. Garth of the Third Circuit.