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Advocacy Writing Competition

Stetson Law is pleased to announce our inaugural writing competition. The winner will present his/her paper at the annual Educating Advocacy Teachers (EATS) Conference June 14-17, 2021, receive an award of $2,000 cash, and be guaranteed publicationin the Stetson Journal of Advocacy and the Law.

Competition Goals:

  • Motivate advocacy skills teachers, coaches, and practitioners to finish that paper they started but never completed.
  • Support advocacy teachers and coaches in their careers in academia through publication.
  • Share practical and innovative ideas in the field of advocacy.
  • Make writing less intimidating by lowering the word and footnote count required for publication.

Each contestant should enter an article related to the teaching or advancement of advocacy. Submissions must be 3,000 to 10,000 words with no more than 99 footnotes, single spaced, and in 12-point font. Articles must be submitted to [email protected] to be considered. The deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM EST on March 1, 2021.

After the winner is selected, Stetson will help prepare him/her to present the winning paper at the 2021 EATS Conference. Also, during the EATS Conference, the winner will have the opportunity to lead workshops and help other individuals who are working towards their goal of being published.

The Stetson Journal of Advocacy and the Law was founded in 2014, and is the first online law review designed to be read online. It is a student-produced legal journal dedicated to discussing, exploring, and influencing contemporary issues related to oral and written advocacy. We publish articles on all facets of advocacy (including Alternative Dispute Resolution, Trial Advocacy, and Appellate Advocacy) written by pre-eminent practitioners, judges, law professors, and students.

We also aim to bring outstanding techniques and cutting-edge ideas in advocacy to the rest of the legal community in a readable and informative publication. We wish to return somewhat to what might be termed the “heyday” of the law review, when articles were shorter and more readable (and were, therefore, actually read), and citations were kept to the essentials.

Feel free to reach out to Stetson Law’s Center for Excellence in Advocacy at [email protected] or 727-562-7317.