It is the 20th time in 24 years that Stetson has been ranked the top law school for Trial Advocacy and rises to second in Legal Writing this year in U.S. News.

GULFPORT, FL, March 21, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida, is again ranked the no. 1 law school for Trial Advocacy and is ranked no. 2 for Legal Writing in the U.S. according to U.S. News.

It is the 20th time in 24 years that Stetson has been ranked the top law school for Trial Advocacy and has consistently ranked among the top six legal writing programs since the inception of the Legal Writing rankings.

“We are thrilled to hear that Stetson University College of Law has maintained its top position for Trial Advocacy and moved up to no. 2 for Legal Writing,” said Stetson President Wendy B. Libby, Ph.D. “Stetson provides students a personalized experience with the highest quality faculty who are focused on learning outcomes. A Stetson Law education is enhanced by excellent leadership and mentoring opportunities. We are proud of our College of Law’s record of educating outstanding lawyers, we call them ‘Stetson lawyers,’ judges and community leaders for more than a century.”

“Stetson continues to lead the way in preparing its students with the best advocacy and communication skills in the country,” said Stetson Dean and Professor of Law Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz. “Our students leave Stetson with the tools they need to succeed as lawyers and leaders.”

“Stetson empowers students to advocate, speaking truth to power on behalf of clients whenever and wherever they are called to do so,” said Charles H. Rose III, Professor of Excellence in Trial Advocacy and director of the Center for Excellence in Advocacy at Stetson. “Our advocates are powerful, compassionate, and persuasive – keeping the promise of a commitment to excellence in word and deed that is the hallmark of a Stetson education.”

“We are committed to teaching and studying legal communication at Stetson and leading the way in legal writing,” said Kirsten K. Davis, Ph.D., Stetson’s director of the Institute for the Advancement of Legal Communication. “We are honored that our peers recognize Stetson for this work.”

Stetson Law is also again listed among the top 100 law schools in the country.

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About Stetson University College of Law
Stetson University College of Law, Florida’s first law school, has prepared lawyers and leaders since 1900. Today, Stetson leads the nation in blending legal doctrine with practical training, evidenced by its top-ranked programs in advocacy and legal writing. Through our academically rigorous curriculum and commitment to social responsibility, Stetson lawyers are ethical advocates ready to succeed in the legal profession.

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