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Regent Wins National Pretrial Competition


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Regent University School of Law students won the second annual National Pretrial Competition on the Stetson Law campus.

Regent University School of Law students won the second annual National Pretrial Competition on the Stetson Law campus. Click for high-resolution image.

Regent University School of Law students won the second annual National Pretrial Competition held Oct. 1-3 on Stetson University College of Law’s Gulfport campus. Regent University School of Law student Jerry Harris was named Best Advocate in the final round of competition.

 

A full field of eight teams of law students competed this year for a chance to win the championship. Teams from Baylor Law School, Chapman University School of Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law, John Marshall School of Law, Mississippi College School of Law, Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University, Regent University School of Law and Stetson Law participated.

 

 

Best Advocate Regent Law student Jerry Harris with Professor Charles H. Rose III, Stetson's advocacy center director.

Best Advocate Regent Law student Jerry Harris with Professor Charles H. Rose III, Stetson's advocacy center director. Click for high-resolution image.

Stetson Law Vice President and Dean Darby Dickerson created the pretrial competition to prepare students to be ethical and professional advocates and to advance skills tested in both trial and moot court competitions. The competition focuses on the components found in pretrial hearings. Competitors must write briefs, present evidence and make oral arguments before a judge.

 

The Young Lawyer’s Division of the Florida Bar Association and Stetson’s Center for Excellence in Advocacy co-sponsored this event for law students competing from across the country.

U.S. News & World Report rankings consistently place Stetson among the top trial advocacy programs in the nation. Stetson’s Center for Excellence in Advocacy, directed by Professor Charles H. Rose III, promotes the continuing development of unparalleled advocacy skills through teaching, scholarship and research. Stetson Law’s Advocacy Resource Center offers instruction to a worldwide audience through online video presentations by experts in the field of advocacy.