2015 Educating Advocates: Teaching Advocacy Skills

May 18-21, 2015
Stetson University College of Law
Gulfport, Florida

2015 Theme:
Experiential Learning in a Brave New World:
Developing Skills Teaching Modalities for the 21st Century

 

Stetson's annual Educating Advocates: Teaching Advocacy Skills conference will take place Monday afternoon, May 18, through Wednesday, May 20, 2015, on our beautiful campus in Gulfport, Florida. Attendees will spend two and one-half days developing their teaching skills, learning new techniques, and networking with some of the most recognized names in advocacy teaching. Everyone will leave well-equipped to empower their students to become better advocates.

On Thursday, May 21, 2015, we will offer an optional full day Teacher Advocacy Training (TAT) session. This program will focus specifically on designing individual, short-term, and long term advocacy training calendars for firms and government agencies, to include practicing teaching methodologies and initiating internal advocacy teaching programs within your organization. Attendees will be taught how to critique and how to teach others to critique as well. There will be an additional charge to attend this training session. Space will be limited due to the hands-on nature of the training and critiquing that will occur.

Sponsor and Exhibitor Information - PDF

Conference Schedule (subject to change)
Monday, May 18, 2015

12:45-1 p.m.
Registration

1-1:15 p.m.
Welcome

1:15-2:45
Revamping Advocacy Programs:
Best Practices, ABA Standards, Regional Practices

2:45-3:30 p.m.
Break
Meet and Greet Ice Cream Social

Visit Sponsors and Exhibitors

3:30-5 p.m.
Interactive Panel Discussion:
Obstreperous Coach and Rogue Trial Team Member

5-6 p.m.
Persuasive Narratives and Effective Storytelling

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

8:15-8:45 a.m.
Hot Breakfast

8:45-10:15 a.m.
Interactive Panel Discussion:
Navigating the Post Model Rules World of Advocacy Competitions as a Competitor, Coach and Coordinator

10:15-10:25 a.m.
Break

10:25 -11:55 a.m.
Individual Skills Training Breakout Sessions
This program has been designed so you can attend the skills topic of your choice.

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution: Effective Teaching Tips, Techniques and Flash Points
  • Trial Advocacy: Effective Teaching Tips, Techniques and Flash Points
  • Moot Court: Effective Teaching Tips, Techniques and Flash Points

12:10-1:10 p.m.
Ethics Presentation during Lunch
Visit Sponsors and Exhibitors

1:15-2:45 p.m.
The Experiential Learning Conundrum

2:45-3 p.m.
Break, Visit with Sponsors and Exhibitors

3-4 p.m.
Improvisation Techniques for Teaching Trial Advocacy


4-4:15 p.m.
Break, Visit with Sponsors and Exhibitors

4:15-5:15 p.m.
Dealing with Gender Bias in Trial Advocacy

4:45-6:15 p.m.
Just Do It:
Trying Cases While Serving as a Trial Advocacy Instructor

6:15-6:45 p.m.
Cocktail Reception

6:45 p.m.
Dinner
Presentation of:
Lifetime Achievement Award; and
Edward D. Ohlbaum Professionalism Award

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

8:30-9 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

This program has been designed so you can attend one presentation in the morning, and another in the afternoon. Each session will have a break at the discretion of the instructor.
Please Note: First time attendees should attend a session of On Paper vs. In Person

  • On Paper vs. In Person
  • Psycho Drama
  • Storytelling

12-1 p.m.
Lunch

1-4 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

  • On Paper vs. In Person
  • Psycho Drama
  • Storytelling

4-4:15 p.m.
Break, Visit with Sponsors and Exhibitors

4:15-5 p.m.
Concluding Remarks

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - Optional Program

9-9:15 a.m.
Introduction to Program

9:15-10:15 a.m.
TAT Method

10:15-10:30 a.m.
Break

10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

12-1 p.m.
Lunch

1-2:30 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

2:30-2:45 p.m.
Break

2:45-4:15 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

4:15-5 p.m.
Concluding Remarks

2015 Educating Advocates: Teaching Advocacy Skills -
CLE Credits Information

Although we only apply for CLE credit in the state of Florida, we will provide you with materials at the conference if you would like to apply for CLE credit in another state. For information regarding credits in other states, please contact your state bar. Stetson University College of Law does not pay the application fee for CLE applications in states other than Florida.