Stetson Law ranked best school for Trial Advocacy in the U.S. for the 22nd time in 26 years

For the 22nd time, Stetson University College of Law is ranked the No. 1 school for Trial Advocacy in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report. Stetson is ranked No. 3 for Legal Writing. “It is a remarkable accomplishment to be ranked number one in Trial Advocacy for the 22nd time,” said Stetson University President Wendy B. Libby, Ph.D. “This steadfast dedication… » Read more


Stetson BLSA competition teams place in top 3 in national contests

The Stetson BLSA Trial Team and Dispute Resolution Team members with their coaches. From left: Whitany Lewis, Abigail Dean, Emeraude Lerebours, Professor James Sheehan, Coach Justin Scott, Noel Gonzalez, Jasmine Mattear, and Conklin Howard. Stetson Law’s BLSA Trial Team and Dispute Resolution Team extended the long green line of Stetson success with second and third places, respectively, in competitions at the 52nd National Black Law… » Read more


New Tax Innovators Exchange brings national tax experts to Stetson Law

GULFPORT, Fla. – The Tax Law Society at Stetson University College of Law will present the Stetson Tax Innovators Exchange (S.T.I.X.) on March 31, 2020, featuring IRS Deputy Director Sunita Lough and renowned tax attorney Marc Simonetti. S.T.I.X. is a new and forward-thinking tax law collaboration event focused almost exclusively on tax practitioners – those working in the trenches every day.  The nation’s top tax… » Read more


Florida panther’s dramatic tale subject of latest biodiversity series lecture

Watch the complete lecture online here or on Stetson Law’s YouTube channel. By Taylor Allyn On Feb. 27, the Stetson Law community welcomed writer Craig Pittman to speak as a part of the Foreman Biodiversity lecture series. Pittman is a native Floridian and an environmental reporter for the Tampa Bay Times. He has written five award-winning books– his most recent work is titled Cat Tale:… » Read more


Stetson Law’s Vis International Arbitration Moot team advances to competition in Vienna

Stetson Law’s Vis International Arbitration Moot team won the Richard DeWitt Memorial Vis Pre-Moot competition in Miami on Feb. 29, 2020. From left: Huda Awan, Audrey Gangloff, Melissa Micceri, Prof. Stephanie Vaughan (coach), Joe Cuffel, Devin Dudley, Pedro Aranguez Diaz, Clare McQueen (student coach) and Prof. Joseph Morrissey (coach). Stetson University College of Law’s Vis International Arbitration Moot team won the Richard DeWitt Memorial Vis Pre-Moot on… » Read more


Town hall meeting lets students, staff weigh in on Campus Climate Survey

Dean Michèle Alexandre, far left, takes a question from Stetson Law student Kia Tolbert during the town hall meeting on the Campus Climate Survey. By Molly Kaelin Dean Michèle Alexandre hosted a town hall meeting to discuss the Campus Climate Survey with students, faculty, and staff in the Great Hall on Feb. 18. The informal gathering gave participants a chance to express concerns and exchange… » Read more


Superior Court Judge Tangela M. Barrie receives Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Public Service Award from Stetson

The Hon. Tangela M. Barrie was the 2020 recipient of the Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Public Service Award. The Hon. Tangela M. Barrie received the Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Public Service Award during the annual Inns of Court Banquet at Stetson University College of Law on Feb. 5, 2020. The prestigious Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Public Service Award recognizes individuals who have provided outstanding contributions… » Read more


Stetson to launch 2nd Campus Climate Survey on Feb. 3

Stetson University, Stetson University College of Law and Pryor Education Insights will conduct a Campus Climate Survey to ask students, faculty and staff about the institution’s progress on becoming a more diverse, equitable and inclusive community. The confidential survey will arrive by email on Monday, Feb. 3. The deadline to respond is Friday, March 6.  Stetson University conducted its first campus climate survey in 2016, and… » Read more


Pulitzer Prize-winning author to speak at Stetson Law

James Forman Jr. Jan. 30, 2020 – Stetson University College of Law is excited to welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Yale Law School Professor James Forman Jr. to campus as the keynote speaker for the Annual Inns of Court Banquet and Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Distinguished Lecture on Feb. 5, 2020. Professor Forman is the J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law at Yale Law School,… » Read more


University of Delaware professor named new Kaplin Award winner

Leland Ware Jan. 27, 2020 — Stetson University College of Law has selected Leland Ware as the recipient of this year’s William A. Kaplin Award. The Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy at Stetson University established the award in honor of Professor William A. Kaplin to recognize scholars who have published works on education law that embrace the intersection of law and… » Read more