New scholarship designed to support LGBTQIA community at Stetson Law

Lambda Legal Society members Jessica Merker and Jen Rex with Dean Michèle Alexandre, Lambda President Edson Abadia, and Stetson Law alumnus Nathan Bruemmer. For Immediate Release Contact: Stetson Law Communications [email protected] 727-562-7398 GULFPORT, Fla. – Stetson Law’s Lambda Legal Society has created a new endowed scholarship for dedicated members of Lambda who demonstrate a commitment to advocating for the LGBTQIA+ community in their studies, on campus, or in their work.  … » Read more


Higher Education Consortium announces inaugural Racial Justice Student Fellows

The fellowship will put college students at the center of creating systemic change by providing opportunities to shape policy and systems through a racial justice lens. A consortium of higher education institutions focused on racial justice in Pinellas County has selected its inaugural cohort of Racial Justice Student Fellows. The St. Pete/Pinellas Higher Education for Race Equity (SPHERE) consortium chose eight students, two each from… » Read more


Pro Bono Showcase highlights impactful work of Stetson Law students

The annual William Reece Smith, Jr. Pro Bono Showcase features some of the best volunteer work of Stetson Law students. Pictured: Professor Kristen Adams, Professor Judith Scully, Professor Ann Piccard, Tiffany Hilton, Will Davis, Jessica Leabu, Hillary Hazeltine, and Emmanuel Bonilla. As part of Stetson University College of Law’s deep commitment to providing quality pro bono service, the college hosts an annual William Reece Smith,… » Read more


Professor Rebecca Morgan honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Professor Rebecca C. Morgan with one of her students at the 2019 Commencement ceremony. Professor Rebecca C. Morgan, who created the Center for Excellence in Elder Law at Stetson, received a lifetime achievement award from the Florida Bar Elder Law Section this summer. “There’s no more deserving person in the elder law world that I’m aware of,” said Steve Hitchcock, the immediate past chair of… » Read more


Innocence Project of Florida exhibit on display at Law Library

Stetson University College of Law’s Dolly & Homer Hand Law Library is hosting an exhibit from the Innocence Project of Florida now through the end of the month. The exhibit is an opportunity to learn more about the work of the Innocence Project of Florida (IPF) and the Innocence movement as a whole, said Professor Ellen Podgor, who serves on the Board of Directors of… » Read more


Stetson University College of Law receives INSIGHT Into Diversity 2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Ashley McKnight-Taylor727-562-7381 GULFPORT, Fla. — Stetson University College of Law received the 2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. Dean Michèle Alexandre The magazine selected Stetson Law for its inclusive curriculum initiatives, including in Criminal Law and Research and Writing courses; Americans with Disabilities Act initiatives, such… » Read more


Stetson Law’s July 2021 Bar passage rate among top 5 in state

Stetson University College of Law’s first-time bar takers passed the July 2021 Florida Bar examination at the rate of 78.8 percent. The statewide average was 71.6 percent. This marked Stetson’s best pass rate for first-time takers since July 2016.  “We are thankful for the entire College of Law community who provided a myriad of support to our bar takers,” said Dean Michèle Alexandre.  Stetson Law… » Read more


Professor Lance Long helps group protect iconic landmark in Utah

Stetson Law Professor Lance Long helped create and now serves on the board of Conserve Utah Valley (CUV), a non-profit organization that works to protect unspoiled land and water in the region from development. Bridal Veil Falls, Provo, Utah. (Image by Mike Scalora via Wikimedia Commons) “CUV was formed in response to repeated attempts by developers in Utah Valley (which is the name people in… » Read more


Advocating ‘easier than it really looks’ after students complete new program

Many of the student participants in Stetson Law’s new Youth Civic Engagement Program for teenagers between the ages of 15-17 attended a wrap-up ceremony and campus tour at the end of the week-long course. Stetson Law’s July 2021 Pipeline Program “I think that one of the ‘a-ha’ moments that I witnessed really had to do with civil dialogue. Students really believe that when they’re ‘right,’… » Read more


Professor Lou Virelli named to federal academic consultative group

Prefer to watch the video? View it on YouTube. Louis J. Virelli III Stetson Law Professor Louis J. Virelli III was tapped for membership in a group of leading administrative law scholars to provide a federal agency with academic research and expertise. The Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) created a new Council on Federal Agency Adjudication in September 2020 to provide a forum… » Read more