2012 Educating Advocates: Teaching Advocacy Skills

May 23-25, 2012
Stetson University College of Law
Gulfport, Fla.

Stetson's annual conference Educating Advocates: Teaching Advocacy Skills takes place May 23-25, 2012, on our beautiful Gulfport campus. Attendees will spend three days developing their teaching skills, learning new techniques and networking with some of the most recognized names in advocacy teaching. Attendees will leave with a complete set of tools to empower their students to become better advocates, immediately.

Many vendors will be present, and you can expect an interesting presentation from several of our fellow EATAS alumni. We will also have vendors from ExhibitView who will showcase their law school program and explain how it can increase the quality of your advocacy classes. We have added something new this year, small group mentoring sessions. This will be a chance for newer teachers to sup from the font of wisdom from the best amongst us.

We will present our lifetime achievement award for excellence in teaching advocacy during the dinner on the first night of the conference. The recipient of this year's Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching Advocacy is Professor James Seckinger at the University of Notre Dame.

"The Stetson Advocacy Program combines a level of whole faculty commitment with student enthusiasm which makes it the envy of nearly all other skills instructors that I have met and worked with in the USA, in Australia, in Malaysia and in Japan."
-Hugh Selby, Law Faculty, Australian National University 

"I am not aware of any other program where you can spend a day as a trial advocacy instructor being critiqued on your critiquing...it was wonderful. Excellent."
-David Aaronson, Director, Trial Advocacy Program, American University

"This should be a required course for anyone teaching advocacy."
-Amelia Michele Joiner, Professor, Duquesne University School of Law