Stetson University

Charles H. Rose III - Profile

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Director, Center for Excellence in Advocacy; Professor of Excellence in Trial Advocacy

B.A., Indiana University at South Bend
J.D., University of Notre Dame
LL.M., The Judge Advocate General's School, United States Army


Evidence, Professional Responsibility, Trial Advocacy, Depositions



The director of the Center for Excellence in Advocacy, Charles H. Rose III joined Stetson in 2004 upon his retirement from active duty service in the United States Army. While on active duty he served as a linguist, intelligence analyst, intelligence officer, and judge advocate. As a judge advocate, Professor Rose's practice included international law, the law of war, federal torts, administrative law and criminal justice. He prosecuted and defended criminal cases for more than five years, and later served as a criminal law professor at the Judge Advocate General's School U.S. Army in Charlottesville, Va.

Professor Rose is a noted legal analyst, appearing in local, national, and international news media. He provides legal commentary on issues as diverse as the legal impact of the war on terror, criminal justice, legal ethics, and the skill, law, and art of advocacy.

Professor Rose's publications include Fundamental Trial Advocacy (West), co-authoring Fundamental Pretrial Advocacy with Jim Underwood (West), co-authoring Evidence: Practice Under the Rules with Chris Mueller and Laird Kirkpatrick (Aspen publishing) and co-authoring Jury Selection: The Law, Art and Science of Selecting a Jury with James Gobert and Ellen Kreitzberg (West). He is also a co-author on Military Crimes and Defenses with Dave Schlueter, Vic Hansen, and Chris Behan (Lexis).

Professor Rose is a nationally recognized advocacy teacher. He has taught advocacy for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA), the University of Notre Dame, and the United States Army.

His NITA experiences include three years as an instructor in their highly regarded "Train the Trainer" program conducted at Harvard Law School. He also teaches in their public service programs and has served as a member of various in-house training teams. Professor Rose provides direct advocacy training opportunities privately to a variety of firms.

Professor Rose lectures nationwide and is available for commentary to outside organizations on an individually requested basis. His primary areas of scholarly interest are focused on the effective development of advocacy persuasion techniques during pre-trial, trial and appellate presentations, the federal rules of evidence, and the intersection of criminal law and the law of war as it relates to the war on terror.

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