Online LL.M. in Advocacy

Distinguish Yourself

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We've all seen them - exceptional advocates who stand head and shoulders above their peers. Advocates who connect, explain, and persuade with ease. Advocates who compel their audiences to action. If you possess the desire to be just such an advocate, Stetson's Online LL.M. in Advocacy is for you!

Stetson's LL.M. in Advocacy was designed to foster participants' development into full-spectrum legal advocates by challenging common assumptions about advocacy, encouraging personal growth, and teaching how to couple advocacy skills with sound legal analysis and strategic planning. Courses offered include but are not limited to Advanced Evidence, Mastering Voir Dire, Law Practice Management, Expert Witnesses, and Technology Enhanced Advocacy.

With the demanding schedules of practicing attorneys in mind, Stetson's LL.M. in Advocacy is designed to be as flexible and convenient as possible.  The Program uses an online, distance-learning model, including but not limited to viewing recorded lectures, live online sessions, discussion boards, and video feedback.  The program provides students with opportunities for writing advocacy-related publishable works and creating innovative advocacy training courses.

Why Stetson Law?

Stetson's advocacy program is one of the best in the nation. Advocacy isn't an afterthought at Stetson; it's our core mission, and it shows. 

#2 Trial Competition Performance Rankings Overall since 2016

#3 GAVEL Rankings 2022-2023

#3 US News & World Report 2023

Stetson's leadership role in advocacy education is no accident. Rather, it's the direct consequence of the attention and resources we devote to the study and practice of advocacy. Stetson has experienced advocates on its Adjunct Faculty who teach in the Online Advocacy LL.M., a Center for Excellence in Advocacy, an online Advocacy Resource Center, and a brand new Advocacy Institute coming Fall 2023!

We not only train advocates, but we also train those who teach advocacy during our annual Educating Advocacy Teachers (EATS) Conference.  Each year, advocacy instructors and practitioners from across the U.S. and as far away as Australia and Scotland gather in Gulfport to learn how Stetson teaches advocacy and to share ideas for advancing the art of advocacy.

Therefore, as you consider the best place to earn an LL.M. in Advocacy, ask yourself this: Would you rather learn from an institution where advocacy is a core mission or an afterthought?

"There is no advocacy program like the Stetson Advocacy LL.M. As both a graduate of and now a professor in the program, I can attest that it will unlock your potential as a trial advocate. The faculty and courses are focused on the study and advancement of trial advocacy theory and practice. If you want to take your courtroom advocacy to the next level, get a Stetson Advocacy LL.M." - Joseph Bodiford, J.D. '95, LL.M. '14. State and Nationally Board-Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer

Meet Our Staff and Faculty

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Joseph Bodiford

Adjunct Professor of Law

Joseph Bodiford
Carlos Concepcion

Adjunct Professor of Law

Carlos Concepcion
S. Rafe Foreman

Adjunct Professor of Law

S. Rafe Foreman
Adam Levine

Adjunct Professor of Law

Adam Levine
Grant Rost

Adjunct Professor of Law

Grant Rost
Ken Troccoli

Adjunct Professor of Law

Ken Troccoli
Elizabeth I. Boals

Director, Center for Excellence in Advocacy

Assistant Professor of Law

Elizabeth I. Boals
Kate Donoghue

Associate Director of the Center for Excellence in Advocacy

Kate Donoghue
Jared J. Hatcliffe

Adjunct Professor of Law

Jared J. Hatcliffe
Arturo Rios

Adjunct Professor of Law

Arturo Rios
James A. Sheehan

Adjunct Professor of Law

James A. Sheehan

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