• University of South Florida, Stetson Law to announce new agreement benefitting students seeking law degrees

    TAMPA, Fla. (April 15, 2013) – The University of South Florida and Stetson University College of Law will announce a new program aimed at significantly reducing the amount of time students spend earning the degrees required to become a lawyer at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 17 in the lobby of the University of South Florida’s Patel Center for Global Solutions, located at 4202 E. Fowler Avenue on the Tampa campus.

    USF President Judy Genshaft and Provost Ralph Wilcox are expected to be joined at the event by Stetson President Wendy Libby, Provost Elizabeth Paul, and College of Law Dean Christopher Pietruszkiewicz.

    More details about the accelerated degree program will be announced at the agreement signing ceremony.

    On the day of the event, media parking will be available outside the Patel Center.

    The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. USF ranks 50th in the nation for federal expenditures in research and total expenditures in research among all U.S. universities, public or private, according to the National Science Foundation. Serving more than 47,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.5 billion and an annual economic impact of $3.7 billion. USF is a member of the Big East Athletic Conference.

    Stetson University College of Law, Florida’s first law school, has prepared lawyers and leaders since 1900. Today, Stetson leads the nation in blending legal doctrine with practical training, evidenced by its top-ranked programs in advocacy and legal writing. Through its academically rigorous curriculum and commitment to social responsibility, Stetson prepares lawyers as ethical advocates ready to succeed in the legal profession.