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Stetson hosts national championship for hundreds of top student advocates


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Gulfport, Fla. - Stetson University College of Law hosted the American Mock Trial Association National Championship Intercollegiate Mock Trial Tournament this year. It was the first time the national competition was held at a law school outside the state of Iowa.

Top student advocates from undergraduate schools across the country competed on Stetson’s Gulfport, Fla. campus and at the Criminal Justice Center in Clearwater on April 13, 14 and 15. This year’s champions were from the University of Virginia.

“Stetson has a reputation for professionalism and advocacy and is the perfect choice to host this year’s national championship,” said Center for Excellence in Advocacy Director and Wm. Reece Smith Jr. Distinguished Professor Roberta Flowers. “We are honored to be the first law school outside the state of Iowa to host the national championship.”

Stetson was ranked first in trial advocacy again this year by the U.S. News & World Report released in March.

Last year’s national championship winner was also the University of Virginia.