GULFPORT, Fla. –Stetson University College of Law will host the fifth National Pretrial Competition for law students on its Gulfport campus Oct. 12–14. Twenty teams from around the country will travel to Stetson Law for the annual competition.
Students will hone their legal writing skills preparing a memorandum of law for both the plaintiff and defendant in a fictitious case. They will sharpen their advocacy skills by presenting motion arguments, evidence, and a closing argument before legal practitioners and law faculty acting as judges in five of Stetson’s seven teaching courtrooms.
The top two teams will compete in the final round of the competition on Sunday morning, Oct. 14, in the Eleazer Courtroom on Stetson’s Gulfport campus.
Stetson Law has ranked as the top school in the nation for advocacy 14 times since 1995 and has consistently ranked among the top programs for legal writing by the U.S. News & World Report.
Visit the Center for Excellence in Advocacy at Stetson to learn more.
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.