Online LL.M. in Advocacy

#2 Trial Competition Performance Rankings overall since 2016
#3 GAVEL Rankings 2022-2023
#3 US News & World Report 2023




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 such an advocate, Stetson's Online Advocacy LL.M. is for you!


With the demanding schedules of practicing attorneys in mind, Stetson's Advocacy LL.M. Program is designed to be as convenient as possible:

Study anytime, anywhere!

  • The Program uses a completely online, distance-learning model, including but not limited to viewing recorded lectures, live online sessions, discussion boards, and video feedback.
  • The Program is 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, Expert Witnesses, and Technology Enhanced Advocacy.  View the Course Catalog here.

Course-load flexibility! 

  • For personal or professional reasons, the demands on an attorney's schedule can fluctuate, so each semester you can adjust your course-load to best fit your needs!  Students can enroll in as many as 6 credits (3 courses), or in as few as 2 credits (1 course), per semester. View program requirements here. 
  • Tuition is caluclated each semester based on how many credits you enroll in.  As such, students can adjust their enrollment to meet their financial needs.  View tutition and financial aid information here.

Learn how to manage your own law practice! 

  • Stetson's LL.M. in Advocacy offers a course on Law Practice Management.  Our program not only teaches you how to advocate for your clients, but also for yourself!

Learn how to teach advocacy! 

  • Stetson's LL.M. in Avocacy offers a course on Teaching Advocacy.
  • Stetson not only trains 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 country gather in Gulfport to learn how Stetson teaches advocacy and to share ideas for advancing the art of advocacy.  As a Stetson Advocacy LL.M. student, you will be given the opportunity to attend this Conference!

Learn from an institution whose core mission is advocacy! 

  • Stetson's national leadership role in advocacy education is the direct consequence of the attention and resources we devote to the study and practice of advocacy. 

Meet Our Staff and Faculty

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Joseph Bodiford

Adjunct Professor of Law


Elizabeth I. Boals

Director, Center for Excellence in Advocacy
Assistant Professor of Law


Carlos Concepcion

Adjunct Professor of Law


Kate Donoghue

Associate Director of the Center for Excellence in Advocacy


S. Rafe Foreman

Adjunct Professor of Law


Jared J. Hatcliffe

Adjunct Professor of Law


Adam Levine

Adjunct Professor of Law


Arturo Rios

Adjunct Professor of Law


Grant Rost

Adjunct Professor of Law


James A. Sheehan

Adjunct Professor of Law


Ken Troccoli

Adjunct Professor of Law


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