Leadership luncheon explores legal problem solving with Dr. Susan Demers

Dr. Susan Demers spoke at Stetson. Photo by Merve Ozcan. By Rachel Wise The Student Leadership Development Committee hosted its first luncheon of the semester on Feb. 21 with Dr. Susan Demers, the dean of Public Policy and Legal Studies at St. Petersburg College. SLDC hosts three events each semester where students earn credit towards their leadership certificates while engaging with esteemed speakers from all… » Read more


Stetson celebrates scholarship recipients

(L-R): Dean Christopher Pietruszkiewicz and student Alexis Deveaux. Stetson University College of Law Dean Christopher Pietruszkiewicz welcomed scholarship recipients to a special Spring Scholarship Banquet celebration on Saturday, Feb. 17, on the Gulfport campus. More than 100 students celebrated receiving more than 50 scholarships at Stetson Law. Prineet Sharma J.D. ’98 and Shamila Sharma J.D. ’96 with Dean Christopher Pietruszkiewicz. Student scholarship recipient Alexis Deveaux… » Read more


Cumberland School of Law wins final round in ABA regional mediation competition at Stetson

Ranse Hare and Ryan Hawks from Cumberland School of Law won the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s Representation in Mediation Competition at Stetson. Cumberland School of Law won the final round of the regional American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution’s Representation in Mediation Competition at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida, on Feb. 16-17. Eight teams representing law schools from the Southeast… » Read more


Students organize “Restoring Respect to Politics” event

Students gathered in the Great Hall for “Restoring Respect to Politics” on Feb. 13. Photo by Merve Ozcan. By Bianca Lopez The American Constitution Society, Federalist Society and Stetson Democrats organized “Restoring Respect to Politics” on Feb. 13 in the Great Hall on the Gulfport campus. The event, now in its third year and recently made biannual, encourages law students to discuss controversial matters ranging… » Read more


Stetson hosts Love and Deceit: The Truth About Human Trafficking

(L-R): Professor Luz Nagle, Jacquelyne Bradford, Telisia Espinosa, Jenay Iurato and Brent Woody. Photo by Merve Ozcan. On Feb. 14, Stetson University College of Law hosted a noontime program for students on “Love and Deceit: The Truth About Human Trafficking.” A panel of experts joined Professor of Law Luz Nagle in a discussion about human trafficking in the U.S. and around the world. The panel… » Read more


Stetson hosts Judicial Clerkship Panel for students

(L-R): Joann Grages Burnett (standing) Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Judge Anthony Porcelli, Lauren Pilkington Rich, Darnesha Carter and Aimée Canty. Photo by Merve Ozcan. Stetson University College of Law hosted a Judicial Clerkship Panel on Jan. 30 for students. The panel offered advice for law students on how to prepare for jobs after graduation and featured Aimée Canty, central staff attorney for the 2DCA; Darnesha Carter,… » Read more


The Elephant at the UN: Wildlife Trust of India director presents Foreman Biodiversity Lecture

Vivek Menon of the Wildlife Trust of India spoke at Stetson on Feb. 1. Photo by Merve Ozcan. Vivek Menon, the executive director and CEO of Wildlife Trust of India, presented a talk Feb. 1 on “The Elephant at the UN” as the first in the spring semester series of Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lectures at Stetson University College of Law. “Don’t forget the… » Read more


Future students are invited to visit the law school campus for the Stetson Experience

Stetson University College of Law is inviting future law students to visit the Gulfport campus of the top-ranked law school in the U.S. for trial advocacy from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24, for the Stetson Experience. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. for the program beginning at 10 a.m. at Stetson Law in Gulfport, 1401 61st St. S. Lunch will be provided. Campus visitors… » Read more


Students learn the steps from campus to career at daylong professional development conference

Stetson Law students attended a daylong professional development conference on Jan. 19 on the Gulfport campus. The Campus to Career conference for students kicked off with an opening keynote address by Professor of Law Louis Virelli. Professor Virelli described his personal 15-year career path, from bioengineering student in college to law student, lawyer and then law professor. Bemetra Simmons provided the closing keynote address at… » Read more


Students receive scholarships from Post 9/11 Veterans Corp.

(L-R with checks): Mark Pack, Ashaley Boatwright and Chris Starr received Post 9/11 Veterans Bridge Scholarships. Stetson Law students Mark Pack and Ashaley Boatwright were both recently awarded a $500 Bridge Scholarship from the Post 9/11 Veterans Corp. University of South Florida undergraduate student Chris Starr also received a scholarship. Stetson is a Yellow Ribbon Program participant, and home to the Veterans Law Institute and… » Read more