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Trial Advocacy Award

Trial Advocacy Program Nets Nation’s Top Award
The American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) recently named the James E. Rogers College of Law Trial Advocacy Program as the best in the country. The Emil Gumpert Award for 2003 is considered the most prestigious award of its kind and is accompanied by a $50,000 cash award to the College of Law’s Trial Advocacy Program.

The group’s selection committee reviewed factors such as the quality of litigation and clinical courses; the diverse learning opportunities offered by six legal clinics, field placements and clerking programs; the availability of student competition programs such as Moot Court, the Jenckes Competition and the Grand Damages Competition; the skills and scholarship of full time and adjunct faculty; and physical resources such as courtrooms and trial technology equipment.


“We are deeply honored and profoundly grateful”, said Dean Toni M. Massaro, “This is a fitting jewel on the crown for Tom Mauet, who has done so much for the College and for the entire profession with his pioneering work in teaching law students to be effective lawyers.”

Thomas A. Mauet has been the Director of Trial Advocacy since coming to the College. His first book, Trial Techniques, has become the seminal text for law students and practitioners across the country in its six printings, and has been translated for use internationally. PreTrial Techniques has enjoyed similar success. A complete list of his works is available at Mauet is currently writing Jury Techniques (working title) to be published by Aspen Press in 2004-05.

ACTL will bestow the award in a January ceremony at the College.


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