Stetson University College of Law

Category: Graduate school | State: Florida

About Stetson University College of Law

As Florida's first law school, Stetson University College of law has educated outstanding lawyers, judges and community leaders since 1900. Located in Tampa Bay, Stetson is a top-100 law school ranked #1 in trial advocacy and #6 in legal writing by U.S. News & World Report. Stetson offers the joint JD/LLM in Advocacy degree and JD/MBA, JD/MPH and JE/MIEL dual degrees, as well as concentrations in advocacy, elder law, environmental law, international law and social justice advocacy. Stetson has full-time and part-time programs and is fully accredited by the American Bar Association of American Law Schools.

STATUS: Military Friendly®

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Why attend Stetson University College of Law

On or off campus, active-duty and veteran law students will find a welcoming community at Stetson University College of Law. Effective 2016-2017 we will award all eligible Veterans a Yellow Ribbon scholarship. Stetson's Veterans law Institute works to increase legal services to military members, veterans and their families through its Veterans Advocacy Clinic and pro bono service initiatives. Stetson is close to MacDill Air Force Base, the headquarters of U.S. Central Command, and one of the U.S. Coast Guard's largest command stations. Tampa Bay also has one of the largest concentrations of veterans in the United States.


Top Degrees


A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of law, for taking state and national bar examinations, and for advanced research in jurisprudence. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law.

Undergraduate Graduate
In State Out of State In State Out of State
Tuition N/A N/A $41,134 $41,134
Fees N/A N/A $320 $320
Room N/A N/A $6,446 $6,446
Board N/A N/A $2,530 $2,530
Books N/A N/A $1,500 $1,500
Other Expenses N/A N/A $5,272 $5,272
Totals N/A N/A $57,202 $57,202
  • Approved for Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Committed to the 8 Keys to Veterans' Success
  • Signed the VA's Principles of Excellence for serving veterans and service members
  • Utilize the Federal Financial Aid Shopping Sheet
  • DOD Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Tuition Assistance
  • Waives the admission application fee for military students and veterans
  • Tuition discounts specifically for military students
  • Additional scholarships specifically for military students and veterans
  • Compliant with Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 ("Choice Act")
  • Active duty or reserve military student returns without penalty after deployment
  • Returning student receive reimbursement or remission of course fees
  • Offers evening programs
  • Explicit commitment to serving the military and veteran community
  • Commitment incorporated into the institution’s mission, vision and values
  • Formal policy in place regarding business conduct and compliance when admitting, educating, advising, and placing military and/or veteran students
  • Academic advising
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Career planning services
  • Mental health counseling
  • Full-time veteran counselors or advisors on staff
  • Formal mentoring or advising program in which faculty or staff members who are current or former members of the military mentor students who are military service members or veterans
  • Campus/social networking events planned specifically for veterans?