Dean Michèle Alexandre joins law deans in public statement on 2020 election and events at the Capitol

Dean Alexandre joined 157 law school deans from schools across the country to publish a statement addressing the 2020 election and the events that took place in the United States Capitol last week.

Stetson Law community mourns the loss of alumnus and longtime supporter Bernie McCabe

Bernie McCabe with his Stetson Law Hall of Fame award in 2009. The Stetson Law community mourns the loss of alumnus and Board of Overseers member Bernard J. “Bernie” McCabe Jr., who died on Jan. 1, 2021, at the age of 73. “His death is a tremendous loss for us and the community,” said Dean Michèle Alexandre. Bernie McCabe, right, during law school. McCabe was… » Read more

Four new endowments honor key Stetson Law figures

Clockwise from top left: Professor Dorothea Beane, Judge Thomas B. McCoun III, Dean Michèle Alexandre, and Judge Robert E. Jagger. Stetson University College of Law is pleased to announce new scholarships created in honor of some of our treasured alumni and faculty. Each opens a world of possibilities for both students and those who are looking for ways to give back. Robert E. Jagger Public… » Read more

Stetson Law welcomes 2 new members to Hall of Fame

Stetson University College of Law inducted Richard O. “Dick” Jacobs and Dr. Madison M. Mosley Jr. into its prestigious Hall of Fame on Dec. 9, 2020. For the past 16 years, Stetson Law has honored distinguished luminaries in the legal and academic arenas at its annual Hall of Fame event. Previous inductees include Charles A. Dana, William R. Eleazer, and Dolly Hand. Traditionally a black-tie affair held in… » Read more

Nearly 300 new graduates recognized during December 2020 commencement ceremonies

On Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, Stetson University College of Law celebrated three separate commencement ceremonies recognizing graduates from three classes: December 2019 Class, May/August 2020 Class, and the December 2020 Class. Commencement may have looked different this year, but the staff at the College of Law worked hard to ensure students had as close to a traditional ceremony as possible. The events were held outdoors… » Read more

Managing shareholder of Tampa Carlton Fields office will deliver commencement address this weekend

Lori Baggett GULFPORT, Fla., (Dec. 1, 2020) — Lori Baggett, J.D. ’02, the managing shareholder of the Tampa office of Carlton Fields, will deliver Stetson Law’s commencement address on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, in the Plaza Mayor Courtyard on the Gulfport campus, 1401 61st St. S. Other featured speakers will include Stetson University President Dr. Christopher F. Roellke and Stetson University College of Law Dean… » Read more

New donation will create an environmental law clinic and environmental justice institute

Dick and Joan Jacobs GULFPORT, Fla. (Nov. 25, 2020) — Stetson University College of Law is excited to announce a new alumnus gift to establish the Dick and Joan Jacobs Public Interest Environmental Law Clinic. The goal of the Clinic will be to support greater stakeholder participation in environmental policy and decision making in the courts, agencies, and legislatures. An initial focus of the Clinic… » Read more

New Stetson Tax Innovators Exchange goes virtual with first conference

Nate Wadlinger, Lecturer at Florida State University and a certified public accountant, shares his presentation during the Stetson Tax Innovators Exchange. By George Thurlow On Nov. 13, 2020, Stetson University College of Law and the Tax Law Society sponsored the first Stetson Tax Innovators Exchange (S.T.I.X.) featuring experts in the fields of environmental taxation and tax technology. Speakers included Professor Roberta Mann from the University… » Read more

Hurricane Eta Update

Dear Stetson Law Community, Based on guidance from the National Weather Service, Pinellas County Schools and the advice of our own safety officers, Stetson University College of Law will close today at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11, through Thursday, November 12. We will continue to monitor the situation and will make an announcement if more develops. If there are no further developments, we will reopen… » Read more

Lawyers Prepped And Ready Ahead of Any Election Issues

Professor Virelli said candidates having lawyers ready ahead of a big election just makes sense, and he said it’s a complete misconception that if elections don’t end on Tuesday night, there’s something wrong.