April 6- Stetson University College of Law ranked second nationally for advocacy education

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Gulfport, Fla. – U.S. News & World Report has ranked Stetson University College of Law the second-best school in the nation for trial advocacy training. Since the magazine started ranking law schools in 1995, Stetson has consistently ranked at or near the top for this specialty, placing first six of those years.

The rankings are based on nominations by legal educators at peer institutions.

“We at Stetson strive to provide the best faculty, facilities and learning environment possible,” said Dean Darby Dickerson. “Stetson is proud that this recognizes our role as a national leader for training trial lawyers.”

Stetson’s Center for Excellence in Advocacy emphasizes Stetson’s commitment to training in this specialty. “We have a long standing tradition of training students to be ethical, professional and successful advocates,” said Professor and Center Director, Roberta Flowers. “The Advocacy Center offers classes, internships and clinics that prepare students to negotiate all the intricacies of the advocate’s world.”

Stetson’s trial teams have won numerous awards at regional and national competitions this school year. Additionally, with the opening of the Tampa Law Center and Campus, students will have opportunities to observe and interact with the Tampa Branch of the Second District Court of Appeal, which shares the William Reece Smith Jr. Courtroom at the campus. This is one of only three locations nationwide where a working court and a law school share space.