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Trial Advocacy

Trial Advocacy Program

The Kline School of Law’s Trial Advocacy program is among the nation’s very best, ranked 10th by the U.S. News & World Report. Trial Advocacy is at the heart of the school’s commitment to preparing students for practice. The Trial Advocacy program trains students in the essential practical skills of litigation. Our goal is to ensure that our graduates are prepared to be litigators before they take their first case.

Redefining the Zealous Advocate

The program features a rich curriculum including courses in pretrial advocacy as well as trial advocacy and incorporating cutting-edge features such as case records uploaded onto iPads and videotaped classes that allow professors to give students feedback on their performance arguing cases.

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Compete With the Best

Our Trial Team has brought home trophies from some of the most prestigious national and regional competitions. It’s no wonder that our team’s performance was ranked #6 in Fordham School of Law’s Trial Competition Rankings.

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Professor Gwen Roseman Stern

Gwen Roseman Stern

Director of the Trial Advocacy Program

Professor Stern is an experienced litigator and a leader in promoting trial advocacy skills and community awareness of legal procedures. A former associate with the Philadelphia law firms Kline and Specter PC, White and Williams LLC, Professor Stern tried numerous medical malpractice cases. Professor Stern directs the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project, which she brought to Philadelphia as a joint undertaking between the Kline School of Law and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.


Phone: 215.571.4764

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