Stetson honored with Delano S. Stewart Diversity Award

(L to R): Assistant Dean of Strategic Enrollment Management Laura Zuppo, Assistant Dean of International and Graduate Programs JR Swanegan, student Jonathan Blair, Associate Director of Career and Professional Development Joann Grages Burnett, student GEBA 2018 scholarship recipient Reed Blair, Associate Director for Admissions and Diversity Initiatives Carmen Johnson, Delano Stewart (award’s namesake), Law Dean Christopher Pietruszkiewicz, Director of Admissions Darren Kettles, student Brandy Orth-Becker,… » Read more


Ella Shenhav explains the importance of pro-bono service at every point in one’s career

By Rachel Wise The Student Leadership Development Committee hosted its final luncheon of the semester on April 18 with Ella Shenhav, a partner at the Tampa office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, presenting. Ella Shenhav. Shenhav received her B.A. from the University of South Florida and later earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2009. During the luncheon, she engaged with students and spoke… » Read more


Stetson Law alumni, student, professor, assist in drafting complaint against governor on behalf of climate activists, Florida youth

(L-R): Rachael Curran, Professor Long, Brittany Atwell and Katie Bright. Two Stetson University College of Law alumni, Katie Cleveland Bright J.D. ’15 and Rachael Curran J.D. ’17, and third-year law student Brittany Atwell worked with Professor of Law Lance Long to provide research and assist in drafting a complaint on behalf of eight Florida youth, climate activists Delaney Reynolds and Levi Draheim, against the state… » Read more


Stetson’s BLSA celebrates alumni, students and accomplishments

Back Row (L-R): Greg Payton, Tyrell Daniel, Jake Black, Assita Toure, Forest Sutton, Justin Bell, Andrea Snipes-Booker, Mark Joseph, Danielle Martin J.D. ‘13, Associate Dean Darryl Wilson, Kassi Toure and Jamie Haskins. Front Row (L-R): Cymoril White, Micheal Jenkins, Kimberly Watson, Aaron Watson J.D. ‘09, Professor Dorothea Beane, BLSA student president Keongela Norton, Brandy Orth Becker, Brielle Tucker, Alexis Turner-Garris, Ja’Keria McCowan, Sade Christie, Assistant… » Read more


Taofikat Ninalowo: determined to have an impact

Taofikat Ninalowo. Photo by Brian Vandervliet. By Brandi Palmer When Taofikat Ninalowo came to the U.S. from Nigeria, she was determined to have an impact on poverty in the world. She moved to Peoria, Illinois, from Nigeria, Africa, at age 17. In Illinois, she enrolled at Illinois Central College, then moved to a larger school, Illinois State University. In Illinois, she launched a UNICEF program… » Read more


It all starts with writing: third-year law student Viviana Vasiu’s articles have been accepted in top publications

Viviana Vasiu. By Brandi Palmer When third-year law student Viviana Vasiu B.A. ’15 talks about becoming a legal fiction writer on par with John Grisham, she’s not joking. Vasiu is determined to write iconic popular legal fiction, but in a way that accurately represents the roles of women in the legal field. “For the most part, the novels either had no female heroines, or they… » Read more


Kevin Reali: Sailing through law school

Kevin Reali. Photo by Brian Vandervliet. By Bianca Lopez Kevin Reali, an upcoming graduate, set sail for law school after five years of serving in the Navy. However, the part-time student didn’t trade his sea legs for casebooks; he balances his studies with working full-time at Eckerd College, coaching the sailing team. Following his undergraduate career at the University of South Florida – where Reali… » Read more


Students selected as Equal Justice Works fellows, helping adolescents

(L-R): Taylor Greenberg and Anne (“Annie”) Kanzow. Photo by Merve Ozcan. By Bianca Lopez Two Stetson Law students, Taylor Greenberg and Anne (“Annie”) Kanzow, have been selected as Equal Justice Works fellows and will be pursuing projects helping adolescents. The Equal Justice Works Fellowship is committed to encouraging law students to pursue careers in the field of public interest after graduation. Equal Justice Works invites… » Read more


The Future is Female: Stetson Law celebrates Women’s Week

Members of Stetson’s FAWLS group: (L-R): Brittany Showalter, Kim Lopater, Kate Konecny, Julia Alley, Michelle Moretz spearheaded this year’s Women’s Week. Photo by Merve Ozcan. By Bianca Lopez (L-R): Joann Grages Burnett, Brittany Maxey, Bobbi-Sue Doyle Hazard, Erica Bartimmo and Professor Stacey-Rae Simcox. Photo by Merve Ozcan. Small black buttons, reading: “The Future is Female,” circulated through campus during March, Women’s History Month. The buttons… » Read more


Students host discussion on capital punishment in America

(L-R): Innocence Initiative President Christie Fekany, Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law Bruce Jacob, Professor Ellen Podgor, Roger L. Weeden and Teodoro Marrero. Photo by Merve Ozcan. By Bianca Lopez The Innocence Initiative, Federalist Society and the American Constitution Society held a panel to discuss the death penalty on March 30. Two professors from Stetson Law, Professor of Law Ellen Podgor and Dean Emeritus and… » Read more