Stetson presents award for lifetime achievement to Mark Caldwell

Stetson University College of Law will present the Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching Advocacy to Mark Caldwell during its Educating Advocates: Teaching Advocacy Skills Conference on the Gulfport campus, May 21-23.

Mark Caldwell.

Mark Caldwell.

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes those who have fundamentally changed the way in which the world approaches the teaching of advocacy.

Mark Caldwell is curriculum project manager for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. He has been recognized for his work as a teacher, program designer and administrator, receiving NITA’s Robert Oliphant Award for Service in 2001, the Hon. Prentice Marshall Award for Excellence in the Creation of Education Techniques in 2009, the University of Denver’s Institute for Advance Legal Studies Educator of the Year Award in 1999, and recognition from the Colorado Asian American Bar Association and the American Bar Association Section of Family Law. Caldwell designed the NITA Building Trial Skills: Rocky Mountain program which won the Association for Continuing Legal Education award in 2014.

“Mark is a beloved figure at the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, and has touched the lives of countless lawyers who strive to achieve justice for clients across the globe,” said Charles H. Rose III, the director of the Center for Excellence in Advocacy at Stetson. “He is a teacher’s teacher and we are so excited to welcome him into the Stetson family, as recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award. Mark is the type of lawyer and teacher who brings out the best in all of us.”

Stetson University is home to the nationally no. 1 ranked trial advocacy program, according to U.S. News & World Report.

The annual Educating Advocates conference on Stetson University’s Gulfport campus, draws law professors, lawyers and legal practitioners from across the U.S. to learn the Stetson method of advocacy, develop teaching skills, learn new techniques and network with some of the most recognized names in advocacy teaching.

To register for the Educating Advocates, Teaching Advocacy Skills Conference, visit