Professor Minneti holds a bachelor's in education from the University of South Florida; he taught elementary and middle school students for over five years. Professor Minneti graduated, with honors, from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala., receiving his J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Cumberland's joint degree program. While at Cumberland, Professor Minneti served as editor in chief of the American Journal of Trial Advocacy. Upon graduation from law school, Professor Minneti clerked for Justice Thomas A. Woodall on the Alabama Supreme Court. Professor Minneti is a member of the Florida and Alabama State Bars and the St. Petersburg Bar Association. Prior to joining the Stetson faculty, Professor Minneti was an associate with the Tampa office of Murray Marin & Herman, where his practice focused on defending London Market insurers. Professor Minneti directs Stetson's Academic Success Program and teaches in the areas of academic skills, legal analysis, legal research and writing, and legal drafting.