Spring ’22 Graduation Highlights

Graduates at the Spring 2022 enjoyed sunshine and camaraderie. Under bright, sunny skies Saturday morning and afternoon, more than 250 Stetson Law students officially became Stetson Law alumni. Comprising three ceremonies, graduation took place in the Plaza Mayor. The three ceremonies took place at 8:30 a.m., 10:15 a.m., and 12:00 p.m. Each began with a ceremonial procession featuring bagpipes followed by marshals, graduating students, legacies,… » Read more

International Environmental Moot Court Competition (IEMCC) 2022: A Recap

The 26th Annual International Environmental Moot Court Competition took place Apr. 7-9, 2022. For the first time since 2019, the International Environmental Moot Court Competition brought teams from around the world to Stetson Law to compete in the international finals. The event’s 26th edition brought 12 teams from 11 countries and five continents together for a spirited event April 7-9. Teams argued a fictional case… » Read more

Dispute Resolution Board Wins National Energy Law Competition

The final round of the competition For the first time ever, Stetson Law’s Dispute Resolution Board won South Texas University’s Energy Law Negotiation Competition. The virtual event took place March 25-26 and featured teams from 18 law schools, including University of Texas, University of North Carolina, and Emory University. Prior to this year’s win, Stetson Law had never before advanced in this competition – let… » Read more

Campus to Career ’22: Week One Recap

From an engineer-turned-real-estate rockstar to a barrier-breaking mayor of a major Florida city, Campus to Career’s first week was packed with compelling insights from Stetson Law alumni. The sessions showcased how these high-profile grads navigated their early careers after graduation – and demonstrated that professional pathways don’t always go in a straight line. “You don’t really choose…your profession. Sometimes it chooses you.”Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean… » Read more

Campus to Career ’22: Keynotes, Contacts & Cool Perks

Stetson Law School’s Gulfport, Florida campus When learning how to navigate the transition between law school and professional life, the best teachers are those who transformed their Stetson Law education into exciting careers. That’s why Campus to Career 2022, also known as Stetson Law’s Professional Development Conference, should pique the interest of any 1L, 2L ot 3L. Spanning from March 22 through April 14, it… » Read more

New Course Brings Stetson Law to USF St. Pete

Professor Kirsten Davis speaks to USF St. Pete undergraduate students. Stetson Law and University of South Florida St. Petersburg have some things in common: revered faculty, beautiful grounds, and a vibrant learning environment. Now, something else connects the two: a new partnership that has brought Stetson Law faculty to the USF St. Pete campus to teach law. At the helm of the inaugural course is… » Read more

Environmental activist discusses how to fight harmful bacteria in Florida waters

Environmentalist Maggy Hurchalla Cyanobacteria may not be a household name like red tide, but its effects on Florida waterways can be similarly dire, environmentalists say. That’s why renowned environmentalist Maggy Hurchalla wants to raise awareness of these pollutants – and is calling for stronger laws to curb their proliferation. As part of the Edward & Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture Series, Hurchalla spoke at a hybrid event… » Read more

Esteemed legal scholar Jules Coleman to speak at Feb. 17 Inns of Court lecture

Dr. Jules Coleman As part of a monthlong visit to the Stetson University College of Law campus, author, scholar of law, and Yale University Professor of Philosophy Jules Coleman will give the Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Distinguished Lecture at the College’s Annual Inns of Court event. Dr. Jules Coleman is a prolific author who has written a dozen books and over 100 scholarly articles and… » Read more

Moot Court team named finalist, earns brief award, in competition

Moot Court Board team members Anya Pardy, Sara Spears, and Emily Witthoeft were named finalists and earned a third-place award for the Petitioner’s Brief in the 12th Annual Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition held Oct. 20-23, 2021. The three-day long competition was hosted virtually by Elon Law School and included 51 teams from 34 law schools and over 100 advocates. The final… » Read more

Weekend full of wins for Moot Court teams

Members of Stetson Law’s Moot Court Board argued before a panel of nine judges in the final round of the 21st Annual Leroy R. Hassell, Sr. National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition. Stetson Law’s Moot Court teams wrapped up the first weekend of competitions for the 2021–2022 season with multiple awards. Students Liz Kellar, Tyler Brown, and Travis Grover won the Twenty-First Annual Leroy R. Hassell, Sr. National Constitutional… » Read more

Winners of 14th Annual National Pretrial Competition announced

Students from Regent University School of Law won the 2021 National Pretrial Competition (NPTC) Stetson University College of Law’s Center for Excellence in Advocacy hosted the 14th Annual National Pretrial Competition (NPTC) for 20 participating teams from around the country Sept. 30 – Oct. 3, 2021. Regent University School of Law and Baylor University School of Law went head-to-head in the final round, with Regent… » Read more

Stetson Law students make their mark on Florida Supreme Court

Stetson Law 3L Adam Poe, far left, is participating in the Florida Supreme Court Internship Program for Distinguished Florida Law Students this fall. (Photo courtesy of the Florida Supreme Court) Stetson Law students have made back-to-back appearances in the prestigious Florida Supreme Court Internship Program for Distinguished Florida Law Students. Stetson Law 3L Adam Poe is spending this fall 2021 semester in Tallahassee serving as… » Read more