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

Honors & Awards ceremony recognizes Spring 2022 grad achievements

Stetson University College of Law Dean Michèle Alexandre speaks to the spring 2022 Honors & Awards recipients For the first time since 2019, Stetson University College of Law held an in-person ceremony to recognize the graduates who excelled in their academic achievements. Held in the Great Hall and streamed online on Friday, May 13, the eve of the spring commencement ceremony, the event heralded students… » Read more

Mullins, Morrissey & Davis Earn Faculty Awards

Professors Anne Mullins, Joseph Morrissey, and Kirsten Davis were recognized for excellence in teaching, scholarship, and research, respectively, in spring of 2022. As the 2021-2022 academic year drew to a close, Stetson University College of Law Dean Michèle Alexandre recognized Stetson Law faculty members whose work best reflects the law school’s mission. The series of awards honored them for their impact on student achievement and… » Read more

Prof. Virelli talks SCOTUS ethics on ACS panel

Clockwise from top left: University of Notre Dame Law Professor Veronica Martinez, Stetson Law Professor Louis Virelli III, and Kimberly Humphrey, senior legislative counsel at the Alliance for Justice Hours before a leaked U.S. Supreme Court opinion on Roe v. Wade sent shockwaves through the public sphere, a panel of legal experts that included Stetson Law Professor and constitutional law expert Louis J. Virelli III… » Read more

Father & Son Duo Earn J.D.s, Pass Bar Together

Father-and-son duo Rick and Key Morrow both received their J.D.s in December 2021 and subsequently passed the February 2022 Florida Bar exam. Rick Morrow was at the gym, trying to distract himself from the pending Florida Bar exam results that were supposed to drop in several hours, when his son, Key, called. The results came down earlier than expected; Key had passed. Rick rushed to… » 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

Stetson Law Grad Craig Zyburo Gets Top FL Bar Exam Score

Craig Zyburo, right, with his wife, Viviana A Stetson Law graduate is among the top-scoring test-takers who took the Florida Bar exam in February 2022. Craig Zyburo, who graduated with his J.D. in December 2021, did so well on the test, he has been invited to speak at the Second District Court of Appeals swearing-in ceremony on May 2 – an honor reserved only for… » Read more

Scholar Catherine Smith on Brown vs. Board & Children’s Rights

Professor Catherin Smith speaks at Stetson Law in April, 2022 The landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision handed down in Brown vs. Board of Education is a lauded as pivotal moment for civil rights. Originally filed by the Brown family and a dozen other Black families against a Topeka, Kansas school district, it contested the constitutionality of forcing Black students to bus to segregated schools and… » Read more

Professor Theresa Radwan Named Interim Dean

Stetson Law Professor Theresa Radwan Stetson Law Professor Theresa Pulley Radwan has been chosen to lead the campus as its interim dean of the College of Law. Her term will begin June 24, 2022 and she will serve in that capacity until the position of dean is filled. Specializing in business law, Professor Radwan joined the Stetson Law faculty in 2001. During her time at… » Read more

Stetson Law Fla. Bar Exam Pass Rates Among Top in State

Students takes the test or exam in class. The Florida Board of Bar Examiners’ February 2022 Bar Examination results are in – and Stetson Law’s passage rate is one of the best in the state. Of the 27 Stetson Law first-time bar takers who sat for the exam, 21 passed, meaning Stetson’s pass rate for first time-takers is 77.8 percent. The statewide average is 61.6… » Read more

Diversity Week Tabling Inspires Connection

Andrea Waters (left) and Edson Abadia (right) at a Diversity Week 2022 tabling event. As Ketanji Brown Jackson’s recent confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court demonstrates, diversity can be transformative when the legal community embraces it. Events like the tabling that took place during Diversity Week at Stetson Law celebrated diversity through connection and conversation. Law students Deja Gordon, Kelley Truong, and Melany Hernandez participate… » Read more

Stetson Law Student Paper Honored at GRAMMY Week Event

Stetson Law student Michael Harrigan wrote a winning paper about blockchain’s potential impact on copyright law. As the Recording Academy showcased recording-industry standouts over GRAMMY Week, a first-year Stetson Law student saw some recognition of his own. Michael F. Harrigan, ’24, was one of two runners-up for a paper he submitted to the American Bar Association’s Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Contest, a competition held in… » Read more