Trial Team

Membership in Stetson's Trial Team is a prestigious and highly coveted distinction that greatly enhances members' law school experience. Stetson's Trial Team is composed of a select group of students who compete in interscholastic competitions throughout the United States. See Prospective Members for information on eligibility and how to try out.

Stetson Law has earned a national reputation for excellence in trial advocacy. One of the reasons for this recognition is its award-winning Trial Team, which has placed first in so many national-level trial competitions throughout the country.

The trial competitions require students to demonstrate their trial advocacy skills in a simulated jury trial, during which they are evaluated by experienced trial lawyers and judges. Through this participation, a student will have the opportunity to perfect trial skills to a degree not possible through classroom instruction, and enjoy the most memorable experience of his or her law school education.

To learn more about Stetson's Trial Team, please contact Michael J. VanDerZee, Director of Trial Advocacy at [email protected].

VIDEO: Becoming an Advocate

See why Stetson's advocacy program ranks first in the nation. For more information, see the Center for Excellence in Advocacy.