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We all conceive ways to best train future litigators and trial advocates during their time in law school. Two summers ago, I listened intently to some of those ideas at Stetson's Educating Advocates Conference. If we program directors and skills professors ran the law school, we would want to: 1) teach every student the rules of evidence our way; 2) show our students how the rules play out in litigation and at trial while they are learning evidence; 3) afford more of our students the attention, critique, and training that we devote to mock trial competitors; and, 4) maximize our time working with students in skills and advocacy courses. I have thought about integrated learning models and better teaching practices in law school long before I joined the academy.


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