Stetson Law’s Veterans Advocacy Clinic secures disability benefits for area veteran exposed to radiation in the 1950s

Stetson University College of Law’s Veterans Advocacy Clinic recently helped secure long-denied benefits for an 80-year-old Tampa Bay area Navy veteran who was exposed to radiation during atomic bomb testing in the 1950s.The veteran is now eligible to receive disability benefits retroactive to April 2012, when he filed his claim. Stetson Law student Brian Paul presented the case before the Board of Veterans Appeals at the St.… » Read more


Professor Luz Nagle visits Colombia, works with social justice initiatives

Professor Luz Nagle, third from the left, with Wilson Herrera and members of the Junta. Professor of Law Luz Nagle spent Spring Break in Colombia working on social justice initiatives. Professor Nagle met with a family of shoemakers in Rionegro, Colombia. Professor Nagle met with the community-based social justice organization Junta de Accion Comunal San José, in a village in the municipality of Guarne, Colombia. She… » Read more


Stetson Law ranked best school for Trial Advocacy in the U.S. for the 21st time

Stetson’s Gulfport campus. For the 21st time, Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida, is ranked the no. 1 school for Trial Advocacy in the U.S., according to U.S. News & World Report. Stetson is ranked no. 3 for Legal Writing, and is consistently among the top six programs for legal writing. “For 25 years, Stetson has distinguished itself among the top programs in… » Read more


Students travel to Oregon to meet with environmental law leaders

(L-R) Professor Lance Long, Adam Duh, Maria White, Kate Welch, Jake Black, Taylor Koufos, Jennifer Winn, Rachel Curran, and Jackie Lopez. By Jennifer Winn On March 2-3, Stetson Law students traveled with Professor Lance Long to the University of Oregon for the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference. “It was a great experience and we got to meet some of the most influential people in the… » Read more


Stetson Law wins regional American Association of Justice trial competition, advances to nationals

(L-R): (Back row) Forest Sutton, Megan McGinn, JJ Meyer, Sam Powers, (front row) Dana Baker, Ariana Seiler, Kelli Motes, Mary Katherine Bleckley, and alumna Kaitlyn Dugas. Stetson University College of Law won the regional American Association of Justice trial competition in West Palm Beach, Florida, on March 1. The winning Stetson Law team of Dana Baker, Mary Katherine Bleckley, JJ Meyer and Ariana Seiler are… » Read more


Stetson’s National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law is offering a webinar on Cognitive Bias Essentials in March

Stetson University College of Law’s National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law is offering a webinar on Cognitive Bias Essentials: The Use and Abuse of Expert Evidence, on March 26 from 12-2 p.m. EST. The webinar, presented by renowned cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Itiel Dror, will cover The Use and Abuse of Expert Evidence: How to Expose and Mitigate Bias in Experts. The webinar is… » Read more


Stetson Law wins Vis Pre-Moot second year in a row, heads to international competition in Austria

(L-R): Omar Amin, Professor Stephanie Vaughan, Alex Busvek, Matt Ceriale, Ryan Dwyer, Professor Erika McArdle, Clare McQueen, and Kyle McCabe. Stetson University College of Law’s Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration team won the Richard DeWitt Memorial Vis Pre-Moot for the second year in a row in Miami on Feb. 23. The pre-moot prepares students for the international Vis competition in Vienna, Austria, on April… » Read more


Stetson team wins regional Client Counseling Competition in Chicago

(L-R): Alex Spadaro and Grace Kobitter. The Stetson University College of Law team of Grace Kobitter and Alex Spadaro won the regional Client Counseling Competition on Feb. 9 at the John Marshall School of Law in Chicago.  The team advances to the national Client Counseling Competition at Baylor Law in March.  “This is the second year in a row that Stetson advanced to the national Client… » Read more


Stetson Law team advances to National Trial Competition

(L-R): Sara Papantonio, John Kimbrough and Madeline Pendley. The Stetson University College of Law team of John Kimbrough, Sara Papantonio and Madeline Pendley won the regional rounds of the National Trial Competition in Tallahassee, Florida, on Feb. 3, and heads to the national finals in San Antonio, Texas, on March 27-31. Stetson Law has won the National Trial Competition five times. Professors Erika McArdle J.D.… » Read more


Stetson Law wins Chester Bedell competition for 23rd time in 37 years

The Stetson University College of Law team of Elise Engle, LaMark McGreen, Grace Samarkos and Megan Tiralosi won the Chester Bedell Mock Trial Competition on Jan. 23-25 in Tampa, Florida. This year, Stetson won the competition for the 23rd time in 37 years. A Stetson team won the inaugural Chester Bedell competition in 1983. The Trial Lawyers Section of the Florida Bar conducts the prestigious… » Read more