#1 in Advocacy, #5 in Legal Writing

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Manager of Media Relations

The 2010 U.S. News & World Report has again ranked Stetson University College of Law first in trial advocacy among law schools across the country. U.S. News also ranked Stetson Law fifth for legal writing and 16th for part-time law programs.

Stetson has consistently ranked at the top in the nation for trial advocacy since the rankings began in 1995. Stetson has ranked within the top six programs in legal writing since that specialty was added. In the first-ever ranking of part-time programs, Stetson, which started a part-time program in 2002, placed 16 out of 68 among ranked accredited law schools.

“Stetson is very proud to continue to be recognized as the best law school in the country for trial advocacy and legal writing,” said Vice President and Dean Darby Dickerson. “Effective advocacy and writing are critical skills for all lawyers, and we’re committed to providing students the best possible training and experiences in these areas.”

“We look forward to expanding our advocacy programs to share the Stetson Method of ethical advocacy with more students, professors and attorneys around the nation,” said Professor Charles H. Rose III, director of Stetson’s Center for Excellence in Advocacy.

Stetson currently provides an online Advocacy Resource Center, a free resource for public service attorneys, including government attorneys, legal aid personnel, district attorneys, public defenders, military attorneys, and other attorneys who work on behalf of the public good.

Stetson offers full and part-time programs leading to J.D., J.D./M.B.A., J.D./M.D., J.D./M.P.H. degrees; it also offers LL.M. degrees in elder law and international law and an M.J. in Law and Aging for non-lawyers.