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Amelia Michele Joiner to serve as Stetson University Professor of Legal Skills and Trial Advocacy


Renowned trial team coach Amelia Michele Joiner has accepted the position of Associate Professor of Legal Skills and Trial Advocacy at Stetson University College of Law starting in July of 2014.

Amelia Michele Joiner

Amelia Michele Joiner. Photo courtesy Duquesne University.

Joiner is Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the Trial Advocacy Program at Duquesne University School of Law.

She has received numerous awards for outstanding achievement in the area of trial advocacy, and is a member of the Louis L. Manderino Honor Society for Distinguished Achievement in Moot Court Competition.

“I am overjoyed to join Stetson law school’s nationally renowned trial advocacy program,” said Professor Joiner. “I hope to help continue to grow the law school’s reputation for producing top-notch, ethical advocates who serve their communities.”

Professor Joiner has served as the national trial team coach at Duquesne, where she teaches in the areas of trial advocacy and contracts. She also researches and writes in the areas of employment discrimination and adversarial ethics. Joiner has coached champion advocacy teams to victory at the American Association for Justice Student Trial Advocacy Competition and National Institute for Trial Advocacy Tournament of Champions Mock Trial Competition.

Professor Joiner was named one of the 2010 New Pittsburgh Courier’s 50 Women of Excellence, which recognizes successful African-American women who have contributed in important ways to the community.

Stetson has ranked first in trial advocacy by U.S. News & World Report 15 times since the ranking began in 1995.