Hurricane Matthew Weather Advisory – Stetson Law open on Friday

Dear Stetson Law community, Stetson Law’s Emergency Management Team met late Thursday afternoon and continues to monitor Hurricane Matthew. The College of Law does not plan to close our Gulfport campus or Tampa Law Center. We will not send another advisory unless weather conditions for the Tampa Bay area change. Weather and other advisories will be sent out via email, text alerts, posted on the… » Read more

Tropical Storm Update

10:25 a.m., 6/7/16 update: The College of Law will open today (Tuesday, June 7) at noon. Scheduled classes and activities beginning at noon or later will proceed as scheduled. The Library will also open at noon. For those students participating in external clinics or externships, please consult with your supervisor and Professor Batt for additional guidance. In the event that weather conditions create individual difficulties… » Read more

Stetson advances to the National Finals of ABA competition, wins Best Oralist in regionals of international moot court competition

Stetson University College of Law’s moot court teams competed over the weekend to win a regional tournament of the American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition and win the Best Oralist Award at the South Regional of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. A Stetson Law moot court team advanced to the National Finals of the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition after… » Read more

Q&A: Meet Student Veterans at Stetson Law

Stetson University College of Law has more than 50 student veterans enrolled. We are honored that they have made our campus home. Read below to learn about a few of them and use the links to learn more. Andrew J. Schillace Service Branch: Marine Corps Military Rank: Captain Stationed In: Parris Island, South Carolina; Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; Quantico, Virginia; Monrovia, Liberia; Tel Aviv, Israel;… » Read more

Stetson Graduate Balances Careers as Attorney and FIFA Soccer Referee

Christina Unkel ’12 is one of only seven women officials in the U.S. who represent the U.S. Soccer Federation at the highest international levels. By Brian K. Vandervliet When Christina Unkel ’12 began refereeing soccer games as a 10-year-old, she couldn’t have known her skills would someday allow her to be paid to make crucial, split-second calls in premiere soccer games around the world. Her… » Read more

Fundraising Begins for a Vietnam Memorial on DeLand Campus

Ned Ricks ’68, sets up a night defensive position while on patrol in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. A Stetson University fund has been established for a permanent memorial, on the DeLand campus, to the patriotism and service of students and graduates from all of Stetson’s colleges and schools who served in Vietnam or during the Vietnam era. According to Dr. Jay Mechling ’67, the… » Read more

Stetson University College of Law Sponsors Nation’s Largest Intercollegiate Mock Trial Tournament

The final round of the American Mock Trial Association’s tournament, with 48 teams from undergraduate schools across the nation, will be sponsored by Stetson University College of Law and hosted by the University of Central Florida, April 11-13, in Orlando, Fla. The 2014 AMTA National Championship Tournament will include four rounds, with each mock trial round consisting of a team representing the prosecution competing against… » Read more

Dean Christopher Pietruszkiewicz and Judge Pamela Campbell Honored by Pinellas County School Board

Sixth Judicial Circuit Judge Pamela Campbell (left) and Dean Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz. The Pinellas County School Board honored Stetson University College of Law Dean Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz and Sixth Judicial Circuit Judge Pamela Campbell for their commitment to civics education in Pinellas County through the Constitution Hall exhibit. As a part of the Gus A. Stavros Institute’s Finance Park, the Constitution Hall is an interactive… » Read more

Human trafficking to be discussed at breakfast forum

The public is invited to attend a provocative conversation about sex trafficking in our community during the “Shattering the Stigma: Human Trafficking Breakfast Forum” on Feb. 27. The event is free, but advance reservations are requested. To RSVP, please call 813-254-1734 or email WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 27, 7:30-10:30 a.m. WHERE: William Reece Smith Jr. Courtroom Stetson University’s Tampa Law Center 1700 N. Tampa St.,… » Read more

Special Moment: 1955 Graduate Discovers a Familiar Photo

While visiting campus on Sept. 20, 2012, Lewis Haines II ’55 examined a framed poster outside the Dean’s Office of the formal dedication of Stetson Law’s Gulfport campus on Sept. 19, 1954. “That’s me,” he said, recognizing the photo of the courtyard procession taken by the St. Petersburg Times. Since that historic day 58 years ago, Haines (pictured below with his fiancée Christine Benbow) has… » Read more