National champions: Stetson law school students win National Civil Trial Competition

Stetson University College of Law competed with 15 other top advocacy teams from around the U.S. to win the National Civil Trial Competition in Los Angeles, California, on Nov. 20. Stetson’s Trial Team won the National Civil Trial Competition. (L-R): coaches Patrick McArdle, Erika McArdle, student Kaitlyn Dugas, Professor Charles Rose, students Anna Pardun, Joseph Sise and Colby Connell. The Stetson student trial team of… » Read more


Stetson finishes second, as national finalist at Jeffry S. Abrams National Mediator Competition

Jahanna M. Azarian finished second at the competition. Stetson University College of Law student Jahanna M. Azarian finished second place and as a national finalist in the Jeffry S. Abrams National Mediation Competition on Oct. 7 at the University of Houston Law Center. This is the first time a Stetson Law team has competed in this event, now in its sixth year. This is one… » Read more


Trial advocacy expert presents CLE for trial lawyers at Stetson’s Tampa Law Center in October

Trial advocacy expert, longtime trial advocacy fellow and visiting law professor Lee A. Coppock presents a three-hour continuing legal education program for trial lawyers at Stetson University College of Law’s Tampa Law Center in October. Professor Lee Coppock. Professor Coppock will present persuading a jury to want to do right by the client, as well as preparing questions on the verdict form for both plaintiff… » Read more


Stetson No. 1 Trial Advocacy, No. 3 Legal Writing in U.S. News

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Stetson University College of Law No. 1 in Trial Advocacy for the 18th time. Stetson ranked third in the nation for Legal Writing in the U.S. News 2017 “Best Grad Schools” issue. Stetson Law’s beautiful Gulfport campus. “Stetson’s commitment to excellence in advocacy is exemplified by our graduates,” said Stetson University President Wendy B. Libby, Ph.D. “When Stetson… » Read more


Stetson’s trial team wins FJA mock trial competition

Stetson University College of Law students Brandon Breslow, Colby Connell, Kaitlyn Dugas and Tamara Williams won the Florida Justice Association Honorable E. Earle Zehmer Memorial Mock Trial Competition in Orlando, Florida, this past weekend. Breslow, Connell, Alexa Kline and Courtney Olivier were recognized as outstanding advocates in their preliminary round trials, and Connell was named overall outstanding advocate of the competition. “Our success at this… » Read more


Earn your law degree from the best program in the U.S. for trial advocacy: Visit Stetson’s open house Nov. 7

Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida, home to the best trial advocacy program in the U.S., is hosting its annual Law Information Day open house from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on Nov. 7 in Gulfport. Law Information Day at Stetson Law, 2014. The day-long program is designed to provide future students with a glimpse into the life of a law school student. Attendees will… » Read more


Stetson wins AAJ National Student Trial Advocacy Competition

Stetson University College of Law won the American Association for Justice National Student Trial Advocacy Competition on April 19. Stetson’s team of Brooke Batton Charlan, Stanton Fears, Phylicia Pearson and Kyle Ross beat George Mason University in the final round of the national competition. Stetson’s trial team L-R: Kyle Ross, Phylicia Pearson, Brooke Batton Charlan and Stanton Fears. The AAJ is one of the two… » Read more


Stetson #1 trial advocacy, #2 legal writing program in U.S. News

U.S. News & World Report ranked Stetson University College of Law first in trial advocacy for the 17th time. Stetson ranked second in the nation for legal writing, advancing from sixth last year. “Advocacy is a significant strength at the College of Law,” said Stetson University President Wendy Libby, Ph.D. “When Stetson Law students graduate, they are prepared to walk into a courtroom with the… » Read more


Stetson announces 2015 Educating Advocates conference

Stetson University College of Law’s 2015 Educating Advocates: Teaching Advocacy Skills conference is scheduled for May 18-21, 2015, at the 1401 61st St. S., Gulfport, Florida, campus. The annual conference draws law professors, lawyers and legal practitioners from across the U.S. to learn the Stetson method of advocacy, developing teaching skills, new techniques and networking with some of the most recognized names in advocacy teaching.… » Read more


Aaron Watson JD ’09: Living the Dream

On Saturday, Jan. 17, 30-year-old Pensacola attorney Aaron Watson JD ’09 will be honored for Living the Dream. Aaron Watson. The special honor is for individuals exemplifying Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream. Eight of Pensacola’s rain-makers will accept the honor, named for the incomparable Martin Luther King Jr., Aaron among them. “This award inspires me to continue to push forward,” said Aaron. “I know… » Read more