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Stetson University College of Law

Overview

Lawdragon Limelight

Q&A with Christopher Pietruszkiewicz

Dean, Stetson University College of Law

"As law schools, we should focus on what the marketplace demands and it tells us that law school graduates must be competent in substantive law that is infused with skills-based learning. Lawyers should be able to take the substantive law, utilize the skills they learned in law school about professional judgment and ethics, and help their clients resolve real-world problems. ..."

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Admissions Profile

Admission rate %:
51%
Number students applying:
2,056
Number students accepted:
1,040
First-year attrition rate:
3%

LSAT Scores 2014

75th percentile:
158
Median:
155
25th percentile:
152

GPA 2014

75th percentile:
3.53
Median:
3.25
25th percentile:
2.97

Financial Profile

Tuition and Fees Full-time Part-time
Resident $38,904 $26,960
Non-resident $38,904 $26,960
Living Expenses Full-time
On Campus $15,588
Off Campus $15,588                 

Education Life Profile

School Population

Total number students enrolled:
865
Number students enrolled full-time:
667
Number students enrolled part-time:
198
Number of first-year students:
247

Gender Diversity

% Women faculty:
46%
% Women students:
50%

Ethnic / Racial / Global Diversity

% Minority faculty:
14%
% Minority students:
23%
% International students:
1%

Academic Profile

Student Opportunities

Number of law journals:
4
Names of law journals:
Journal for International Aging Law and Policy; Journal for International Wildlife Law and Policy; Stetson Law Review; Stetson Journal of Advocacy and the Law
% of students involved in law journals:
14%
Number of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
13
Names of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
Child Advocacy Clinic, Civil Elder Law Clinic, Civil Legal Services Clinic, Federal Public Defender Clinic, Immigration Law Clinic, Innocence Initiative Clinic, Local Government Clinic, Low-Income Taxpayers Clinic, Prosecution Clinic, Public Defender Clinic, Supreme Court Advocacy Clinic, Tampa Prosecution Clinic, Veterans Advocacy Clinic
% of students in faculty-supervised clinical courses:
15%
% of students in field placements:
41%
% of students in simulation courses:
132%

Curriculum Strengths

Family Law,
Environmental Law,
International Law,
Trial Skills and Litigation

Graduate Employment Profile

National Employment Rate Percent Number of
Graduates
National Employment Rate 2014 57% 175
National Employment Rate 2013 62% 199
State Employment Rate 2014 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer FL 89% 248
State 2nd Largest Employer AL 1% 3
State 3rd Largest Employer GA 1% 3
State Employment Rate 2013 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer FL 88% 258
State 2nd Largest Employer CA 1.7% 5
State 3rd Largest Employer GA 1% 3

Employment by Job Categories

Law Firm Solo
1.37%
Law Firm 2-10
25%
Law Firm 11-25
8.9%
Law Firm 26-50
3.77%
Law Firm 51-100
4.79%
Law Firm 101-250
3.08%
Law Firm 251-500
1.37%
Law Firm 501+
0.34%
Law Firm Unknown Size
0
Business & Industry
12.33%
Government
19.86%
Public Interest / Service
2.05%
Clerkships Federal
0.34%
Clerkships State / Local
0.34%
Education / Academia
1.03%
Other
0

First-Time Bar Pass Rates

Bar Exam Eligibility:
Most Current
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 FL 89% 78%
State 2
State 3
One Year Prior
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 FL 89% 79%
State 2
State 3
Two Years Prior State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 FL 87% 80%
State 2
State 3

Type of School

Accreditation Status:
ABA Accredited
Public / Private:
Private
Part-time:
Yes
Affiliation:
Feeder School 1:
Feeder School 2:
Feeder School 3:

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School Information

1401 61st Street South
Gulfport, FL 33707
Region:
Southeast
Main Phone:
727-562-7800
Admissions Phone:
727-562-7802
School Website:

Administration

Dean of School:
Christopher
M
Pietruszkiewicz
Undergraduate:
BS
School:
University of Scranton
Law Degree:
JD
School:
Loyola University - New Orleans
Graduate Degree:
LLM
School:
Georgetown University
Director of Admissions:
Laura
Zuppo
Undergraduate:
BA
School:
Cedar Crest College
Law Degree:
School:
Graduate Degree:
MBA
School:
DeVry University, Keller Graduate School of Management

Reputation Profile

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