Stetson Law Reflects on Legacy of Dean Emerita Lizabeth A. Moody

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (left) and Dean Emerita Lizabeth A. Moody (right) at the 1998 dedication of the Dolly & Homer Hand Law Library. As the Stetson Law community mourns the loss of former Dean Lizabeth A. Moody, who passed away on May 19, former colleagues say her impact on the College of Law – and the legal profession itself – was… » Read more

New Fellowship Aims to Boost Diversity in Estate-Planning

Left: Chriseanna Mitchell. Right Jeffrey Southerland. Both students are the inaugural Diversity Estate Planning Fellows. With help from a key community partner, Stetson Law is now offering an opportunity for students from underrepresented populations to gain critical experience in elder law and estate planning. With its first two recipients set to start the program in the fall of 2023, the Estate Planning Council Diversity Fellowship… » Read more

Spring 2023 Commencement Celebrates over 300 Graduating Students

The Spring 2023 Commencement in Stetson Law’s Plaza Mayor During a beautiful morning ceremony in Stetson Law’s scenic Plaza Mayor, 302 students celebrated their successful completion of law school. They were surrounded by faculty, Stetson Law staff, family, friends, and others who supported them through a uniquely challenging journey. (See full video below.) The event began with a processional featuring bagpipe players, marshals, graduating students,… » Read more

Recap: Stetson Law Honors & Awards 2023

Honors & Awards at Stetson Law Reflecting a spirit of service and commitment to enter the legal profession with robust experience, members of Stetson Law’s 2023 graduating class were recognized for their exceptional work. Held yearly on the eve of Spring Commencement, the Honors and Awards Ceremony lauds those who have gone above and beyond Stetson Law’s rigorous curriculum and pro bono requirements. This includes… » Read more

Youth Civic Engagement program seeks applicants

After an incredibly successful inaugural run in 2021, and a 2022 program that built on that success, Stetson University College of Law, in partnership with the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg, is set to launch the 2023 Youth Civic Engagement Program. Organizers seek applicants for the program, which is set to take place over six days in July, from July 17-22. Local students aged… » Read more

U.S. News Ranks Stetson Law No. 1 in Advocacy 

Stetson University College of Law’s Tower building, as viewed from Plaza Mayor. The annual U.S. News & World Report results have been announced for 2024. This year, the publication has once again ranked Stetson Law the No. 1 law school for Trial Advocacy and the No. 3 destination for Legal Writing. Stetson is the only law school to consistently rank among the top schools in… » 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

IEMCC 2023: Pirates, Deep-Sea Mining & Global Connections

Clockwise from top left: Ed Gardner speaks on overfishing & piracy; teams gather for a round; Erin Okuno as the shark at the center of the IEMCC problem; Professor Royal Gardner announcing competition results. Over three lively days of moot court sessions, 18 teams from 12 countries contended for the top spot at Stetson Law’s International Environmental Moot Court Competition April 13-15. The final rounds… » Read more

Interim Dean Radwan Receives FL Bar Professionalism Award

Stetson Law Interim Dean Theresa Pulley Radwan With enthusiastic backing from Stetson Law faculty, Interim Dean Theresa J. Pulley Radwan has been given the Florida Bar Center for Professionalism’s 2023 Law Faculty/Administrator Professionalism Award. The recognition follows Radwan’s 22 years of service at Stetson Law, where, in addition to being a top bankruptcy law expert, she has held several roles at the College of Law.… » 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

Benjamin Barros Named New Dean of Stetson Law

Benjamin Barros, incoming Dean of Stetson University College of Law Following a nationwide search led by an exceptional search committee and assisted by Issacson | Miller Executive Search, Stetson University has selected Benjamin Barros as the next dean of the Stetson University College of Law. A proven leader Dean Barros joins Stetson Law from the University of Toledo College of Law, where he has been… » 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