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Litigation Skills Faculty and Staff

Professor Laurence M. Rose

Lydia Sanchez
Program Manager

Externship Advisors

Hazel Nicholson
Program Assistant


Laurence RoseProfessor Laurence Rose has more than 30 years' experience training lawyers and directs our acclaimed Litigation Skills Program.


Students who take lit skills:

  • Write trial briefs
  • Prep for trial
  • Prepare witnesses
  • Gain invaluable courtroom experience

and have had these externship placements:

  • Patent and Trade Office
  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • State Attorney's Office
  • IRS
  • Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Legal Aid
  • Department of Justice
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Public Defender's Office


Ashton Freeman"So many law students have raw talent. That's how they got into law school. The continuous practicing and feedback you get from the Litigation Skills Program is absolutely necessary to polish raw talent."

Ashton Freeman, J.D. '10 2010 Recipient of the American Board of Trial Advocates Award

Guy Lewis"The Litigation Skills program is a wonderful mix of practical, real life courtroom experience with the trial and error of a laboratory. Students are on their feet on day one, conducting opening statements, direct examinations, cross examinations. Whether you are going to be a courtroom litigator or not, the skills gained in the class routinely produce some of the most talented legal minds the law school has to offer. That's why we routinely hire from the Litigation Skills program."

Guy Lewis, Esq., Lewis Tein PL