Stetson wins AAJ National Student Trial Advocacy Competition

GULFPORT, Fla. (PRWEB) April 22, 2015

Stetson University College of Law won the American Association for Justice National Student Trial Advocacy Competition on April 19. Stetsons team of Brooke Batton Charlan, Stanton Fears, Phylicia Pearson and Kyle Ross beat George Mason University in the final round of the national competition.

The AAJ is one of the two largest mock trial competitions in the U.S. More than 200 teams competed around the country for a chance at the championship. Fourteen teams competed in the finals, held at the City-County Building in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

We are incredibly proud that Stetsons students were named best in the nation in this competition, said Associate Professor Michele Joiner, trial advocacy coordinator and trial team adviser at Stetson. At Stetson, we are dedicated to training the whole advocate, and it is an honor to be recognized for our commitment to the fine art of trial advocacy.

Professor Joiner co-coached the team with alumnus Shaun Cummings 14.

Robert Peirce & Associates and the American Association for Justice hosted the competition.

Stetson University College of Law has ranked number one in trial advocacy 17 times since U.S. News & World Report began rankings in 1995.

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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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