Moot Court team named finalist, earns brief award, in competition

Moot Court Board team members Anya Pardy, Sara Spears, and Emily Witthoeft were named finalists and earned a third-place award for the Petitioner’s Brief in the 12th Annual Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition held Oct. 20-23, 2021. The three-day long competition was hosted virtually by Elon Law School and included 51 teams from 34 law schools and over 100 advocates. The final… » Read more


Weekend full of wins for Moot Court teams

Members of Stetson Law’s Moot Court Board argued before a panel of nine judges in the final round of the 21st Annual Leroy R. Hassell, Sr. National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition. Stetson Law’s Moot Court teams wrapped up the first weekend of competitions for the 2021–2022 season with multiple awards. Students Liz Kellar, Tyler Brown, and Travis Grover won the Twenty-First Annual Leroy R. Hassell, Sr. National Constitutional… » Read more


Winners of 14th Annual National Pretrial Competition announced

Students from Regent University School of Law won the 2021 National Pretrial Competition (NPTC) Stetson University College of Law’s Center for Excellence in Advocacy hosted the 14th Annual National Pretrial Competition (NPTC) for 20 participating teams from around the country Sept. 30 – Oct. 3, 2021. Regent University School of Law and Baylor University School of Law went head-to-head in the final round, with Regent… » Read more


Stetson Law students make their mark on Florida Supreme Court

Stetson Law 3L Adam Poe, far left, is participating in the Florida Supreme Court Internship Program for Distinguished Florida Law Students this fall. (Photo courtesy of the Florida Supreme Court) Stetson Law students have made back-to-back appearances in the prestigious Florida Supreme Court Internship Program for Distinguished Florida Law Students. Stetson Law 3L Adam Poe is spending this fall 2021 semester in Tallahassee serving as… » Read more


Stetson Law student contributes to ABA resolution on living wage

Diana Estrada In August, the American Bar Association House of Delegates passed Resolution 608 urging federal, state, local, territorial and tribal governments to enact laws and policies to provide all employees a living wage. A Stetson Law student was instrumental in crafting the resolution’s supporting documentation. “Not only did I think it would be a wonderful opportunity to get some pro bono hours, but I… » Read more


Fellowship makes passion projects possible

Kyle Ridgeway Kyle Ridgeway, 2L, spent his summer as a Kozyak Minority Mentoring Foundation Fellow, a distinction that enabled him to work in an unpaid position as a law clerk for the Southern Legal Counsel. “As a law clerk for the Southern Legal Counsel I conducted research and legal coding for ongoing litigation,” Ridgeway said. “The SLC is a public interest non-profit law firm that… » Read more


Foreman Biodiversity Lecture addresses potential red tide causes, solutions

View the complete lecture recording. The first Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture Series event of the 2021-2022 academic year featured Jaclyn Lopez, Florida director and senior attorney for the Center for Biological Diversity in St. Petersburg. Her presentation, “The Red Tide Blues: What’s Causing It and Where Do We Go From Here?” covered red tide (a/k/a Karenia brevis) and some of its causes. Karenia brevis is… » Read more


Winners of inaugural Stetson Trial Masters Tournament crowned

The winners of the inaugural Stetson Trial Masters Tournament – sporting their new, green championship jackets – are Sierra Purden (3L), Jacquelyn Christoph (2L), Tiffany Hilton (3L), and Stevin Smith (2L). The champions of the inaugural Stetson Trial Masters Tournament are Jacquelyn Christoph (2L), Tiffany Hilton (3L), Sierra Purden (3L), and Stevin Smith (2L). The team of Katherine Castaner (3L), Kierstyn Jennings (2L), Pamela Marsh… » Read more


Pinellas County higher education consortium creates Racial Justice Fellows program

A new Racial Justice Fellows pilot program aimed at putting college students at the center of creating systemic racial change is being launched by a coalition of Pinellas County higher education institutions and a non-profit organization. Eight students will be selected to participate in the pilot program. They will receive up to $2,000 each during the 2021-2022 academic year. Participating institutions include USF’s St. Petersburg campus, St.… » Read more


Foreman Biodiversity Lecture to focus on red tide causes, solutions

Jaclyn Lopez The first Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture Series event of the 2021-2022 academic year will be Thursday, Aug. 26 at noon and will feature Jaclyn Lopez, Florida director and senior attorney for the Center for Biological Diversity in St. Petersburg. Lopez’s presentation is titled “The Red Tide Blues: What’s Causing It and Where Do We Go From Here?” and will cover red… » Read more