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School of Law Hosts Lecture on Persuasive Trial Advocacy

Charles H. Rose III Dean Charles H. Rose III will lecture on using storytelling to enhance trial advocacy at the USD School of Law Sept. 13 at noon.

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota hosts Charles H. Rose III, dean and professor of law at Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law, for a lecture on storytelling and persuasive advocacy Sept. 13 at noon in the USD Law courtroom.

The lecture will focus on using the art of storytelling to enhance the emotional and logical persuasiveness of advocacy.

"It is a joy to bring Dean Rose to share his expertise on how to use the powerful combination of storytelling and the rule of law to maximize the persuasiveness of one's advocacy with my University of South Dakota family," said Laura Rose, Dean Rose’s daughter and assistant professor in trial advocacy, and the coach of USD Law's National Trial Team.

Dean Rose, a renown trial advocacy expert, was previously a professor of law and director of the Center for Excellence in Advocacy at Stetson University’s College of Law in Gulfport, Florida, where he also coached the law school’s nationally ranked trial advocacy team. Additionally, Rose spent 22 years on active duty in the Army serving as a linguist, intelligence officer and judge advocate.

He earned his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University at South Bend, a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School and a L.L.M. from the Judge Advocate General’s School, United States Army.

The event is free and open to the public.


USD’s Knudson School of Law prepares students for leadership in the administration of justice in South Dakota, including in rural areas where the demand is great, and for private practice, public service, business and other law-related endeavors anywhere. Its joint degree program allows students to also earn one of nine master’s degrees within the traditional three-year law curriculum, which includes course tracks in business, commercial, constitutional, criminal, employment, environmental, Indian, real estate and tax law as well as civil litigation and estate planning.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Hanna DeLange
USD News