Why choose Stetson's Online LL.M. in Advocacy?

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. 

  • #1 in Trial Advocacy - US News & World Report (2023-2024)
  • #2 GAVEL Rankings (2022-2023)
  • #2 Trial Competition Performance Rankings (overall since 2016)

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 the Excellence in Advocacy, an online Advocacy Resource Center, and has invested in a brand new Advocacy Institute! 

We not only train advocates, 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 its core mission or an afterthought?

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"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

"While pursuing my juris doctorate degree I realized I wanted to become a trial lawyer. Mock Trial tryouts had already come to a close, so I looked up LL.M. programs in Trial Advocacy and Stetson's online program caught my eye. As a native of New York City, I wanted the flexibility to be able to have the feel of the classroom setting without needing to be on campus. After taking 12 credits, I am now confident that when I receive my LL.M. degree I will be equipped with the advocacy and writing skills that are essential for success as a lawyer and a leader."  - Tracie T. Reese, LL.M. in Advocacy Graduate