Louis J. Virelli III

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 I, Federal Courts, Federal Pretrial Practice

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.

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 7th 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 member of the Board of Trustees of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools, chair of the Section on Constitutional Law of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), immediate past chair of the AALS Section on Administrative Law, and a managing editor of 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.


Phone: 727-562-7329 | Email: lvirelli@law.stetson.edu | Office: CR-204 (Gulfport)