EATS 2024
Educating Advocacy Teachers Conference

Advancing Advocacy Teaching Through Collaboration, Innovation and Technology

June 10-12, 2024

The Educating Advocacy Teachers (EATS) Conference has been hosted by Stetson Law for almost two decades and is well-known in the Advocacy community as being a truly dynamic and collaborative experience. The unique conference invites educators from around the country to share their experiences, while facilitating the exploration of new teaching techniques and technology in this specialized area. The 2024 conference will be comprised of various panels, workshops, and breakout sessions that promote small-group discussion and interaction based on trending topics identified by the trial advocacy community.

EATS is also a celebration of achievement in advocacy teaching. At the 2024 Conference, we will celebrate the recipients of the Annual Advocacy Writing Competition Award, Edward D. Ohlbaum Professionalism Award, and Lifetime Achievement Award.

EATS is an interactive conference and we are planning EATS 2024 as an in-person experience; however, we want to facilitate those who need to attend remotely. All sessions will be recorded, and some sessions will be live-streamed for online participants to watch in real time.



Registration Rate (ends June 6, 2024)
Individual: $500
Group: $500 for the first registrant, $300 for every additional person in the group

For administrative purposes, the online and in-person price is the same.


Kristen Adams

Professor of Law
Director, Dispute Resolution Board

Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, FL

Tim Adams
Tim Adams

Director of Mock Trial
Adjunct Professor

Texas Southern University
Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, TX

ramona albin
Ramona Albin

Associate Professor of Law

Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, Homewood, AL

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Brett H. Bayne

Attorney with MGC Insurance Defense
Trial Advocacy Adjunct, Director & Head Coach of Mock Trial

University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, SC

chris behan
Christopher Behan

Professor of Law

Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, IL

aj bellido de luna
A.J. Bellido de Luna

Assistant Dean for Advocacy & Conflict Resolution
Hardy Service Professor of Law

St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, TX

Justin Bernstein

Director of A. Barry Cappello Program in Trial Advocacy
Lecturer in Law

UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, CA

john bishop
John Bishop

Visiting Professor of Alternative Dispute Resolution and Competitions

Chapman University, Fowler School of Law, Orange, CA

jeff bloom
Jeff Bloom

Director of Advocacy

Mercer University School of Law, Macon, GA

Liz Boals
Elizabeth I. Boals

Director, Center for Excellence in Advocacy
Associate Professor of Law

Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, FL

brooke bowman
Brooke Bowman

Professor of Law
Director, Moot Court Board

Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, FL

marian braccia
Marian Braccia

Director of the LL.M. in Trial Advocacy Program
Practice Professor of Law

Temple University Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, PA

jeff brooks
Jeff Brooks

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice Faculty Director of the Law Center’s Field Placement Program
Faculty Director of Moot Court, Mock Trial, and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Lousiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, LA

Megan Chaney
Megan Chaney

Co-Director, Criminal Justice Field Placement Clinic
Professor of Law

Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Suzanne Chapman
Suzanne Chapman

Director of Trial Advocacy
Visiting Professor

Charleston School of Law
Charleston, SC

elizabeth cooke
Elizabeth Cooke

Clinic Professor in Trial Advocacy

The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

megan daic
Megan Daic

Owner/Attorney, Daic Law
Director of ADR Competition Program

University of Houston Law Center, Houston, TX

kirsten davis
Kirsten K. Davis

Professor of Law; Faculty Director of Online Legal Education Strategies; Provost Faculty Fellow for Generative Artificial Intelligence and Higher Education

Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, FL

kate donoghue
Kate Donoghue

Associate Director, Center for Excellence in Advocacy
Adjunct Professor
Advocacy Skills Trainer

Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, FL

jules epstein
Jules Epstein

Professor of Law; Director of Advocacy Programs

Temple University Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, PA

Benjamin Garmoe
Benjamin Garmoe

Director of Trial Advocacy, National Trial Team

University of Maryland, Carey School of Law, Baltimore, MD

Cynthia Goode Works
Cynthia Goode Works

Director, Stephen S. Weinstein Advocacy Program 

American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C.

mike golden
Mike Golden

Lecturer and Director of Advocacy

University of Texas School of Law, Austin, TX

john henry
John Henry

Deputy District Attorney, Riverside County, CA
Trial Team Coach, Loyola Marymount

University, Loyola Law School
Los Angeles, CA

dominique hinson
Dominique Hinson

Director of Appellate Advocacy
Adjunct Law Professor

South Texas College of Law
Houston, TX

thien ho
Thien Ho

District Attorney
Sacramento County, CA

stephanie howe sullivan
Stephanie Howe Sullivan

Trial Training Director

South Texas College of Law
Houston, TX

adam hunter
The Honorable Adam Hunter

Rental Housing Commission
Adjunct Professor/Coach, Huver I. Brown Trial Advocacy Moot Court Team

Howard University School of Law
Washington D.C.

Joshua Jones
Joshua Jones

Director, Bartlit Center for Trial Advocacy

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Evanston, IL

kevin keyes
Kevin Keyes

Adjunct Faculty

Denver University, Sturm College of Law, Denver, CO

elizabeth lippy
Elizabeth Lippy

Practice Professor of Law
Director of the Trial Advocacy Program

Temple University Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, PA

robert little
Robert Little

Director of Advocacy Programs

Baylor University, Sheila & Walter Umphrey Law Center
Waco, TX

stephen a lopez
Steven A. Lopez

Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy

St. Mary’s University School of Law, San Antonio, TX

rhani lott choi
Rhani Lott Choi

Education Director
National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA)
Boulder, CO

Adrienne Mebane
Adrienne Mebane

Interim Director, Dan K. Webb Center for Advocacy

Loyola University School of Law
Chicago, IL

gabe mendoza
Gabe Mendoza

Assistant District Attorney, Queens County District Attorney's Office
Mock Trial Coach

St. John’s University School of Law, Queens, New York

Keith v morgan
Keith V. Morgan

Adjunct Professor
University of the District of Columbia

Kathleen Mullin
Kathleen Mullin

United States Navy, Judge Advocate General Counsel
Deputy Director, Defense Counsel Assistance Program

Taurus Myhand
Taurus Myhand

Assistant Professor of Law

Faulkner University, Thomas Goode Jones School of Law
Montgomery, AL

phil pasquarello
Phil Pasquarello

Trial Competition Director
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Trial Attorney at Kline & Specter, PC, Philadelphia, PA

Jo Perini-Abbott
Jo Perini-Abbott

Executive Director, Advocacy Center

Lewis & Clark Law School
Portland, OR

katie powers
Katie Powers

Assistant Dean of Advocacy

Mercer Law School
Macon, GA

reza rezvani
Reza Rezvani

Director of Trial Advocacy, Associate Professor of Law, Legal Practice

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Sacramento, CA

judge jim roberts
The Honorable Jim Roberts

Circuit Court Judge
Sixth Judicial Circuit
Tuscaloosa, AL

Head of National Trial Teams
Samford University
Cumberland School of Law

jared rosenblatt
Jared Rosenblatt

Bureau Chief, Homicide Bureau
Director Forensic Science/Cold Case Prosecutions at Nassau County District Attorney

Adjunct Professor
Maurice A. Deane School of Law
at Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY

david santana
David Santana

Attorney at Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker LLP in New York, NY

Special Professor of Law
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY

Jennifer Scharf
Jennifer Scharf

Director of Trial Advocacy and Associate Dean for Career Services

University at Buffalo School of Law., Buffalo, NY

adam shlahet
Adam Shlahet

Brendan Moore Trial Advocacy Center

Fordham University School of Law, New York City, NY

Theodore Thomas
Theodore Thomas

Adjunct Professor of Law

Depaul University College of Law
Chicago, IL

benjamin warren
Benjamin Warren

Head Negotiation Coach

Samford University, Cumberland School of Law

christine weems
The Honorable Christine Weems

Judge of the 281st Civil Judicial District Court
Houston, Texas

Director of the National Mock Trial Team
University of Houston Law Center

jamie pukl werbel
Jamie Pukl-Werbel

Associate Professor
Director of Experiential Learning

Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, NJ


Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching Advocacy

This award is presented to recognize those who have fundamentally changed the way in which the world approaches the teaching of advocacy. The recipient has demonstrated a distinct commitment and dedication to improving teaching methodology in the area of advocacy and advancing the standard of excellence.

Edward D. Ohlbaum Professionalism Award

This award was created to pay forward the dedication and commitment our good friend Professor Edward Ohlbaum displayed, throughout his career, to the ethical teaching of an entire generation of advocates. The purpose of this award is to honor an individual whose life, teaching, and coaching display sterling character and unquestioned integrity, coupled with ongoing dedication to the highest standards of the legal profession and the rule of law.

View past award winners

What Participants Have Said About Our Conference

"Anyone interested in teaching advocates should try this out. It's important to protecting our profession and developing it along the path it needs to travel. EATS is really that important. It's been an eye-opener for me, reconnecting with the trial advocacy community. I'm going to be encouraging a number of people at my school to attend in the future."

- Lawrence Mann, Director of Practical Skills, Wayne State University Law School

"It's the only opportunity I've ever seen to get together with other people who do what you do and love it. We all just want to get better. Collaborating with these people creates new ideas that make you a better version of the teacher you already are."

- KellyAnne Holohan, Adjunct Professor, Fordham University School of Law

"EATS is in the vanguard of the legal profession. It teaches law professors to look to the future and to share all their work with other law professors. It's gaining in strength and popularity year to year and is an example of what every law school needs.”

- Gillian More, Retired High Court Prosecutor Scotland

"It was great to network with teachers and coaches in the trial advocacy community in an environment, like this, that doesn't involve competition or anything formal. The free exchange of ideas was invigorating and already changed the way I coach mock trial teams.”

- Mike Rasmussen, Adjunct Professor, Cumberland School of Law

CLE Information

Stetson University College of Law will apply for CLE in Florida. Additionally, we will provide attendees with a certificate of attendance and a packet of materials so that you may apply for CLE in states other than Florida. Generally, Stetson University College of Law does not pay the application fee for CLE applications in states other than Florida. However, if your state requires a sponsor to file on behalf of the attorney, we may offer to seek accreditation in that state upon your request. While we cannot guarantee we will file in those states, we will do our best to accommodate requests of that nature.


We will continue our practice of inviting vendors to update you on the latest developments in advocacy-related products and teaching materials.