Stetson honors three at Educating Advocates Teaching Advocacy Skills Conference

(L-R): Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo, Spencer Pahlke and Mark Caldwell. Stetson University College of Law honored three extraordinary advocates during its annual Educating Advocates Teaching Advocacy Skills Conference in Gulfport, Florida, May 21-23. View a photo gallery from this event here. Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit received the Cornerstone Award, recognizing exceptional members of the advocacy… » Read more


Student Nataly Azcurra selected for Peggy Browning Fund fellowship, to work with Friends of Farmworkers

By Rachel Wise Nataly Azcurra, a rising 3L at Stetson Law, was recently selected for a prestigious 10-week fellowship from the Peggy Browning Fund. She was one of 400 applicants for the grant. Nataly Azcurra. Azcurra’s passion for immigration law was sparked at a young age when Azcurra and her family moved from Buenos Aires, Argentina, to South Florida. Before coming to Stetson Law, she… » Read more


Stetson student fellowship recipients spend the summer giving back to the community

By Rachel Wise Some students use their summers to lie on the beach and work on their tans, but at Stetson Law, students explore their passions during those intermittent months and relish in the opportunity to give back to their communities.  This summer, four outstanding Stetson students will be participating in the Legal Aid Summer Fellowship Program sponsored by the Florida Bar Foundation: Hanna Elmasry,… » Read more


Alumni distinguish themselves with national and regional appointments

Alumni Joann Grages Burnett, Beth Casey and Korey Henson in the Office of Career and Professional Development have recently distinguished themselves with national and regional appointments. Joann Grages Burnett. Joann Grages Burnett J.D. ’08, associate director of the Office of Career and Professional Development, has been appointed the member resources coordinator for the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. She was also appointed the YLD… » Read more


Graduating law student John Pilz: Making opportunities for change

John Pilz. By Brandi Palmer Third-year Stetson Law student John Pilz is serious about change. “True change occurs when we utilize every experience as an opportunity to move forward,” said Pilz. He won an award from the City, County and Local Government Law Section of the Florida Bar on May 11 for his work on local issues. Pilz was honored as the Outstanding Local Government… » Read more


Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law Bruce Jacob retires in May

Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law Bruce Jacob. Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law Bruce Jacob retires in May after 13 years as dean, from 1981-1994, and 20 years as a faculty member at Stetson University College of Law. He graduated in 1959 with his law degree from Stetson, and went on to become assistant attorney general of Florida and argue his first case before… » Read more


SBA selects inaugural educator of the year, SBA president

(L-R): Outgoing SBA president Dale Tan hands off the gavel to incoming SBA president Cymoril White. Photo by Merve Ozcan.   By E. Alan Brock Outgoing Student Bar Association president Dale Tan presented Professor Erika McArdle with the inaugural Stetson Student Bar Association Educator of the Year Award on Monday night, April 23, during the SBA End of the Year Banquet on the Gulfport campus.… » Read more


Professor of Law Kristen D. Adams selected as interim dean of Stetson University College of Law

Professor of Law Kristen D. Adams has been selected as the interim dean of Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida, effective June 1. Current Stetson Law Dean Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz, dean at the College of Law since 2012, has been appointed president of the University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana, effective July 1, 2018. Professor Adams is the faculty advisor for the nationally… » Read more


Joseph Sise: Looking Beneath the Surface

Joseph Sise. Photo by Brian Vandervliet. By Brandi Palmer Editor’s Note: Joseph Sise is the recipient of Stetson University College of Law’s prestigious Foreman Award, announced on May 18. Joseph Sise, a third-year law student at Stetson graduating in May, is a member of Stetson’s Trial Team. He spends an average of 20 hours on weekends preparing for competitions scattered across the country from Kansas… » Read more


FAWLS again honored as Outstanding Student Chapter

(L-R): Brittany Showalter, Kate Konecny, FAWLS incoming president Kimberly Lopater, Casey Burns, Julia Alley, Michelle Moretz, FAWLS advisor Joann Grages Burnett. Stetson’s chapter of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers was again honored by FAWL, receiving the 2018 Outstanding Student Chapter Award for the fourth year. FAWLS, which recently hosted the second annual Women’s Week at Stetson this year, with programming to help support and… » Read more