Moot Court team sweeps all awards in tax competition

Stetson team members Omar Hussein (top left) and Erik Banuchi (top center) compete during the final rounds of the 2021 National Tax Moot Court Competition. Stetson’s team of Erik Banuchi, John Bartel, and Omar Hussein not only won the 2021 National Tax Moot Court Competition, but the team also won the Best Brief Award, and Hussein won the Best Oralist Award. The National Tax Moot Court Competition, sponsored by the Tax Section of The Florida… » Read more

Vis Moot team makes it to round of 64; Gangloff receives honorable mention

Stetson University College of Law’s Vis International Arbitration Moot team competed in the 28th Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot March 27 – April 1, 2021, and made it to the top 64 out of nearly 400 teams from around the world. Audrey Gangloff presenting. Team member Audrey Gangloff received an Honorable Mention Oralist award. The field of the multi-day competition is narrowed… » Read more

2021 Women’s Week kicks off Monday with leadership panel

Each year, the Florida Association for Women Lawyers at Stetson (FAWLS) hosts an award-winning week-long celebration of Women’s History Month called Women’s Week. While 2021 Women’s Week may look a little different, it will still feature informative programs, opportunities to network, and professional development experiences. The programs are open to all students, but some programs do require you to be a FAWLS member. Events include: March 22… » Read more

DR Board nabs fourth win in a row at tournament

From left: Coach Allison Belanger, winners Drew Trautmann and Shannon Walker, and coach Bill Greiner. Dispute Resolution Board members Drew Trautmann and Shannon Walker won the William & Mary Negotiation Tournament, hosted remotely by William & Mary Law School March 6-7, 2021. This was the fourth time in a row that Stetson has won the William & Mary Negotiation Tournament. In truly poetic fashion, the fourth No. 1… » Read more

A Stetson moot court first

NACC co-champions from left: Jessica Merker, Christopher Gieger, Frieda Lindroth, Toria Ryan, and Anya Pardy. Stetson advocacy is known for being first—for being No. 1. And March 7-8, 2021, two moot court teams accomplished yet another Stetson first.  It was the first time in Stetson moot court history that Stetson had not one, but two teams win!  Two Stetson teams won the virtual Washington, D.C.… » Read more

Stetson Law duo wins regionals, advances to national ABA mediation competition

Stetson Law’s ABA Representation in Mediation team beat out 12 other law school teams in a regional round of the ABA Representation in Mediation Competition last weekend! The competition was hosted virtually by The Ohio State University. Fourteen teams competed, and only two advanced to the finals.  Naomi Robertson Mary Grace Henley “This competition is known for its brutal cuts,” said Professor Kristen Adams, director,… » Read more

Alumnus shares experience, advice during Diversity Week event

By Scott R. Horn, 3PStetson University College of Law Nathan Bruemmer Nathan Bruemmer, the Legislative Director for the Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus and a Stetson Law alumnus, spoke March 2 as part of Diversity Week in a session hosted by Lambda Legal Society and the Stetson Law Democrats. Bruemmer, a trans man who served as president of Lambda during his time on Stetson’s campus, spoke… » Read more

Stetson Law’s Vis International Arbitration Moot team notches 13th win in 17 years

Stetson’s Willem C. Vis International Arbitration team and coaches, from left: Melany Hernandez, Andrew Zacherl, Robert Cummings, , Professor Stephanie Vaughan, Brook Somerville, Professor Joseph Morrissey, alumnus Matthew Ceriale, Audrey Gangloff and Joseph Kim. In an unprecedented victory, Stetson’s Willem C. Vis International Arbitration team won the Florida Bar International Law Section’s Richard DeWitt Memorial Vis Pre-Moot competition on Feb. 27, 2021. It marked the… » Read more

Students get top honors at regional competition

Stetson Law’s Trial Team competed in the National Trial Competition Region 6 contest Feb. 12-14, and though they fell just two points short of winning, two members claimed Best Opening and Best Overall Advocate. Francesca Naumann “We are so proud of our advocates,” said Trial Team Coach and Trial Advocacy Adjunct Don Anderson, JD ’98. “We swept every ballot every round but lost by two… » Read more

Stetson’s Lambda Legal Society is now national affiliate

The Stetson University College of Law Lambda Legal Society is now a National LGBT Bar Association Law School Affiliate. Jen Rex “We are confident that our work with the National LGBT Bar Association will allow us to continue to promote the growth of our organization on campus,” said President Jen Rex. “Additionally, we welcome this opportunity to connect on a much larger level with the… » Read more

Dispute Resolution Board duo headed to nationals

Members of the Dispute Resolution Board competed at the regional rounds of the American Bar Association Law Student Division Client Counseling Competition. Clockwise from top left: Joseph “J.R.” Boyd, Leah Le’Vell, Gabriele Bodanza, Lydia Plotz, Taylor Bollt, and Brooke Ennis. Members of Stetson Law’s Dispute Resolution Board competed at the regional rounds of the American Bar Association Law Student Division Client Counseling Competition hosted virtually… » Read more

Biodiversity lecture highlights history, future of Florida Everglades

Eve Samples, executive director of the Friends of the Everglades, presented as part of The Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture Series at Stetson Law. “Saving the Everglades is a test. If we pass, we may get to keep the planet.” That’s the mantra of the Friends of the Everglades, a simple and easy-to-remember reason why the biodiverse section of South Florida is so essential… » Read more