Winner of new Advocacy Writing Competition announced

Stetson Law is pleased to announce the winner of the inaugural Advocacy Writing Competition is Laura Rose, an assistant professor of law at the University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law in Vermillion, SD.

She also happens to be a 2012 Stetson Law alumna!

Laura Rose
Laura Rose

Rose will discuss her paper, “Advocacy in Action: Teaching Evidence to Interleave the Doctrinal and the Practical,” at the annual Educating Advocacy Teachers (EATS) Conference in June, and it will be published in Stetson Journal of Advocacy and the Law. She also won $2,000 cash.

“In my time at Stetson I was introduced to interdisciplinary law teaching through classes like Professor Lee Coppock’s Trial Advocacy, Professor Bob Bickel’s Constitutional Law and the Civil Rights Movement, and Professor Ellen Podgor’s White Collar Advocacy. I am grateful for the chance to pay it forward through my teaching, scholarship, and service.” 

The new competition was launched in late 2020 to motivate advocacy skills teachers, coaches, and practitioners to publish scholarship on advocacy related topics. It also offers them a chance to share practical and innovative ideas in the field of advocacy.

Elizabeth Boals, assistant professor of law and director of the Center for Excellence in Advocacy at Stetson Law, said “this writing competition will help advance creativity and innovation in advocacy teaching. We look forward to supporting advocacy related scholarship for many years to come.”

About Stetson Journal of Advocacy and the Law

The Stetson Journal of Advocacy and the Law was founded in 2014 and is the first law review designed to be read online. It is a student-produced legal journal dedicated to discussing, exploring, and influencing contemporary issues related to oral and written advocacy. It features articles on all facets of advocacy (including Alternative Dispute Resolution, Trial Advocacy, and Appellate Advocacy) written by pre-eminent practitioners, judges, law professors, and students.  The Journal is published annually.

About Stetson Law’s Center for Excellence in Advocacy

The Center for Excellence in Advocacy, whose program is repeatedly ranked No. 1 by U.S. News and World Report, promotes the continuing development of unparalleled advocacy skills through teaching, scholarship and research. Stetson Law’s Advocacy Resource Center offers instruction to a worldwide audience through online video presentations by experts in the field of advocacy. The Stetson Law community is committed to the concept of the complete advocate – one who commands a superior understanding of the law, the ability to persuasively present evidence, and the humanity to know when to do the right thing.