Appellate Advocacy Blog

Editor: Tessa L. Dysart
The University of Arizona
James E. Rogers College of Law

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Reimagining Advocacy Conference

Reimagining Advocacy

Reimagining Advocacy Conference

November 8 - 9, 2019

Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida


I’m happy to pass along this exciting opportunity from Stetson Law.  If you are interested in legal advocacy in any of its forms (written, oral, or visual) and in any of its locations (classrooms, courtrooms, clinics, competitions, or communities) this conference may be of interest to you.   Faculty and practitioners will come together to reimagine the future in advocacy.

The two-day conference includes:

Keynote Speakers



Dr. Corey Seemiller is a nationally recognized expert on Generation Z and author of four books on Generation Z, including Generation Z:  A Century in the Making.  She will speak on her work studying Generation Z, the generation’s commitment to social justice, and the impact that Gen Z may have on the future of advocacy.  Dr. Seemiller’s research sheds light on how we might approach advocacy education for a new generation.





Dr. Elizabeth Britt, Professor of English at Northeastern University, will speak on her book, Reimagining Advocacy, a rhetorical case study of a law school clinic, which explores how non-traditional forms of advocacy provide support for victims of domestic violence.  Dr. Britt’s research can help lawyers and law school faculty reimagine the kinds of advocacy skills lawyers need and how those new skills can transform lawyering.



Panels on The Future of Advocacy

Faculty and judges from across the nation will talk about their views about the future of legal advocacy:   

  • Reimagining Advocacy Education
  • Reimagining Co-Curricular Advocacy Experiences
  • Reimagining Advocacy in Field Experiences
  • Reimagining Advocacy:  The Judge’s Perspective


A Two-Hour Introduction to Open-Ended Interviewing

This workshop, led by Dr. Elizabeth Britt, will teach open-ended interviewing as a form of advocacy.


Participant-Proposed Panels and Discussion Groups

We will be seeking proposals from participants for presentations that address the future of advocacy, such as 

  • Technology and advocacy
  • Diversity, inclusion, and equity in advocacy
  • Advocacy training and teaching methods
  • Social justice advocacy
  • Advocacy in clinics, internships, externships
  • Pro bono and advocacy
  • Rhetoric and advocacy
  • Legal writing and advocacy
  • Advocacy in the courtroom and in other dispute resolution spaces

 For information about submitting a proposal, please click here


For more information about the conference, or to register, please click here.

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