Stetson presents Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching Advocacy to Judge David C. Mason
Stetson University College of Law is presenting its Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching Advocacy to Judge David C. Mason during the Educating Advocates Teaching Advocacy Skills Conference on the Gulfport, Florida, campus in May.
Judge Mason is an honorary member of the Order of the Coif and the American Board of Trial Advocates who has served for 29 years as an adjunct professor of law at Washington University teaching trial practice and serving as head coach of the Washington University School of Law Trial Team. He has also lectured on evidence, trial practice and judicial reform at several law schools, bar associations and civic groups across the country and around the world. During the past 24 years, Judge Mason has become a nationally respected teacher of trial advocacy, helping his Washington Law Trial Team win more than 24 regional and national trial championships or finalist titles. Judge Mason has served as a trainer for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Lead Trial Advocacy Trainer for the Land of Lincoln Legal Services Foundation in East St. Louis for 10 years, and as a member of the faculty of the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law Intensive Trial Advocacy Program in New York City. Judge Mason was elected in 1996 to the American Law Institute. He was a 1983 champion of the American College of Trial Lawyers National Trial Competition and was awarded the ACTL Lewis F. Powell Medal for Advocacy.
Judge Mason was appointed a circuit judge in 1991 and presides over major civil and criminal trials. Prior to being appointed to the bench, Judge Mason was an assistant attorney general in Missouri, general counsel to the Missouri Department of Corrections, and a trial lawyer with two major St. Louis law firms.
Stetson presents the Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching Advocacy to recognize people who have fundamentally changed the way the world approaches the teaching of advocacy.
The Educating Advocates Teaching Advocacy Skills Conference invites professors, lawyers and legal practitioners from across the country to spend two-and-one-half intensive days learning the Stetson method of advocacy, developing their teaching skills, and networking with renowned advocacy instructors. Stetson recently ranked no. 1 in Trial Advocacy by U.S. News & World Report for the 20th time in 24 years.
Post date: Aug. 22, 2018