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


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