For the love of the game: Scholarship celebrates classmates who balanced life with law school

Students Marissa Marchena and Joey Nemeh celebrate with Nenezian and Jones family and friends at the scholarship banquet. Photo courtesy Marissa Marchena. Students and alumni enjoy a beautiful, windy afternoon of softball to celebrate the Rich Nenezian and Jim Jones Memorial Scholarship. Photo by Marissa Marchena. Students Marissa Marchena and Joey Nemeh were recently selected for the Rich Nenezian and Jim Jones Memorial Scholarship. The… » Read more

Rising star for community service and equality: Student Nathan Bruemmer

It is no surprise that Stetson University College of Law honored student Nathan Bruemmer with its Rising Star award in his first year of law school. For Nathan, law school started as a dream decades ago, before he spent a career as a teacher and started a family. He said he considers it a privilege to work on community service initiatives. Nathan Bruemmer. Since starting… » Read more

Graduate Judge Catherine McEwen receives first federal judicial service award at the Florida Supreme Court

1982 Stetson Law graduate and U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Catherine Peek McEwen will be honored at the Florida Supreme Court on Jan. 28 as the first recipient of the Chief Justice’s Distinguished Federal Judicial Service Award. Chief Justice Jorge Labarga will present Judge McEwen with the award recognizing an active or retired federal judge for outstanding and sustained service to the public, especially through pro bono… » Read more

From law enforcement to law school: Student Dan Kavanaugh

Ask former police officer Dan Kavanaugh what inspired him to make the leap from law enforcement to law school, and he explains that it was always part of the long-term plan. Dan Kavanaugh is a third-year student at Stetson. “Law school was just the next step along my path,” says Dan. Dan says he wanted to go to law school as a kid, but decided… » Read more

Go and do it: Former teacher, parent, law student wants to help people with special needs

By Brandi Palmer Ask Tammy Schweinsberg how she feels about graduating from Stetson University with her J.D. and she will tell you that law school has blinked by in an instant. Tammy Schweinsberg. The busy single mom of six children ranging in ages from six to 19 was born and raised in St. Petersburg. A student in Stetson’s part-time J.D. program, she is the first… » Read more

In order to change the world, you have to start with you: Student, parent, describes the path from Jamaica to Stetson law school

Alexander Howell and baby Nathan Howell. Alexander Howell always knew he wanted to go to law school. As a rising track star who is originally from Jamaica, the second-year Stetson Law student said he chose the college that would best finance his education and put him on the path to law school. That path took him to Cincinnati, Ohio, and then Lake Wales, Florida, where… » Read more

Need help prepping for exams? Professor Beane encourages breezeway discussions

Professor Dorothea Beane met with students to help them prepare for their civil procedure exam in an unusual setting this week. Professor Dorothea Beane. On a warm Wednesday afternoon, Professor Beane met with more than a dozen students in the breezeway outside the Sebring Courtroom. The students peppered her with questions to prepare for her exam. Professor Beane explained that the breezeway setting provides a… » Read more

Lead by example: Judge Pamela Campbell advises students

“Lead by example, with professionalism, civility and integrity,” Sixth Judicial Circuit Judge Pamela A.M. Campbell J.D. ’89 told a crowd of law students gathered at Stetson’s Leadership Luncheon on the Gulfport campus on Nov. 18. She spoke with students about the leadership pillar of communication. Judge Pamela Campbell addresses students at Stetson’s Leadership Luncheon on Nov. 18. Photo by 2L Kevin James. Judge Campbell was… » Read more

Q&A: Meet Student Veterans at Stetson Law

Stetson University College of Law has more than 50 student veterans enrolled. We are honored that they have made our campus home. Read below to learn about a few of them and use the links to learn more. Andrew J. Schillace Service Branch: Marine Corps Military Rank: Captain Stationed In: Parris Island, South Carolina; Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; Quantico, Virginia; Monrovia, Liberia; Tel Aviv, Israel;… » Read more

Are you ready for your career? Stetson’s BLSA hosts Survival of the Fittest

Stetson’s Black Law Students Association hosted its popular annual Survival of the Fittest program on Nov. 7 to help law students prepare for their legal careers. Stetson’s BLSA presented Survival of the Fittest on Nov. 7. The program featured a panel on Balancing Life and the Law and Maintaining Your Personal Style, as well as breakout sessions on Building Your E-Brand, Making the Most of… » Read more