Stetson Law Wins National Award for LGBTQ+ Initiatives

Pride flags fly on Stetson Law’s Gulfport campus every June. Reflecting Stetson Law’s deep commitment to diversity and inclusion, the Association of American Law Schools Section on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues (SOGII) has chosen the college for its 2024 LGBTQ+ Inclusive Excellence Award. The recognition follows years of considerable effort recruiting and enrolling LGBTQ+ students, supporting them in their law school journey and… » Read more


AI & the Law: A Nexis Exec’s Perspective

Artificial intelligence is poised to transform the way lawyers work. Photo courtesy of Deepak Pal/Wikimedia Commons. Just over one year after Open AI’s ChatGPT launched, artificial intelligence is transforming workplaces everywhere – including law firms. Ian McDougall To London-based expert Ian McDougall, executive vice president and general counsel for LexisNexis’ Legal & Professional Division and president of its Rule of Law Foundation, artificial intelligence (A.I.)… » Read more


Stetson Law Wins 4th National HEED Award for Diversity and Inclusion in a Row

For the fourth consecutive year, Stetson University College of Law has won INSIGHT Into Diversity‘s Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. The 2023 HEED Award recognizes Stetson University as a whole for its diversity initiatives as well as those specific to Stetson Law. This is the first… » Read more


Introducing Stetson Law’s New Meditation & Wellness Spaces

Students will find adjustable lighting, aromatherapy, yoga mats, and other features to help them destress in Stetson Law’s meditation rooms. Reflecting Stetson Law’s commitment to mental health and wellness, faculty, staff, and students celebrated the opening of two thoughtfully appointed student meditation rooms on campus. Members of the Office of Student Affairs, the Office of the Dean, the Student Bar Association Health & Wellness Committee,… » Read more


Campus Vegetable Garden a Labor of Love for Students

Law Professor Lance Long and members of the Food Law Society enjoy the fruits of their labor. Obscured by trees along the north side of 15th Avenue South is a garden oasis where good things are growing. A banyan-shaded green space yielding massive heads of organically grown cabbage and broccoli sprouts, it’s the result of a recently revived Stetson Food Law Society project. “This year… » Read more


Stetson Law Emerges as Top U.S. Team at Vis Moot

Left to right: Jaclyn Foster, Phil Faires, Mary Roseth,, Professor Stephanie Vaughan, Matt Ceriale, Taylor Simonds, and Sam MacDougal. Over days of intense competition, Stetson Law emerged as the only U.S. team to make it to one of the final rounds of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna, Austria. The five-member team representing Stetson Law at the prestigious tournament – consisting… » Read more


Stetson Law Review Symposium Explores Elon Musk & the Law

The 2023 Stetson Law Review Symposium There was an air of excitement on campus as students, faculty, and other members of Stetson Law and the legal community gathered to discuss the timely topic of the 2023 Stetson Law Review Symposium: Elon Musk and the Law. Throughout the day, esteemed legal scholars examined legal aspects of the famous and controversial billionaire’s many endeavors, from Space-X to… » Read more


FAWL Recognizes Stetson Chapter for Exceptional Work

Left to right: Avery Sherrer, Savannah Green, Madison Hanna, Lauren Johansen Over the last year, there’s been a lot of activity within the Florida Association for Women Lawyers at Stetson (FAWLS), the college of law’s chapter of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers (FAWL). Organization leadership at the state level have taken notice. Citing the chapter’s effective strategies for growing and engaging membership, encouraging members… » Read more


Trial Lawyer Guy Burns Reflects on Five Decades of Life in Law

Trial lawyer Guy Burns, Stetson Law’s 2023 Distinguished Nichols Lecturer. If there’s anything that can keep one’s legal career on a meaningful, decades-long trajectory, said trial lawyer Guy Burns, it’s the ability to set concrete goals – but only if you leave a little room for serendipity. Burns was speaking as the 2023 Nichols Foundation Prominent Speaker Lecture on his chosen topic, “Where Will You… » Read more


Campus to Career: Army Judge Shares Insights on Success in Military Law

U.S. Army Brigadier General Ronald Sullivan Over the course of a candid lunchtime conversation, U.S. Army Brigadier General Ronald Sullivan shared insights on what it is like to pursue a legal career in the military – and tips on how to launch a successful legal career regardless of one’s chosen sector. His remarks were part of Campus to Career, a multi-month experience that brings law… » Read more


4 Women Who Broke Barriers at Stetson Law & Beyond

Clockwise from top left: Former GA Supreme Court Chief Justice Carol Hunstein; Retired USDA General Counsel Eunice Luke; Senior Judge for the Middle District of Florida Elizabeth Kovachevich; Former FL Supreme Court Chief Justice Peggy Quince. By Curtis Krueger More than half the students at Stetson University College of Law are women, and this has been true for more than a decade – but some… » Read more


Celebrate Women’s History Month With Stetson Law

March is Women’s History Month – celebrate with Stetson Law. Over the years, what was once a week-long recognition of women’s history has grown into a month-long celebration of women’s contributions to society all March long. As an educational institution focused on equality and justice, Stetson Law enthusiastically embraces Women’s History Month and the achievements of women on campus, in the legal profession, and within… » Read more