Professor Allen Snyder Wins National Institute for Trial Advocacy’s Robert Oliphant Award

San Diego (June 18, 2012) - University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Professor Allen Snyder was named the 2011 recipient of the Robert Oliphant Service to National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) Award in recognition of his exemplary service to NITA as a teacher and program director.

During 2011, Snyder again co-directed NITA’s three programs in San Diego: Deposition Skills, Deposing the Expert Witness and Building Trial Skills. He also is a regular faculty member for NITA’s Advocacy Teacher Training program in San Francisco. Professor Snyder has long been involved in the training of Mexican lawyers for the new criminal trial process.

About the Robert E. Oliphant Service to NITA Award

The Robert E. Oliphant Service to NITA Award is for Outstanding Service to NITA in all areas, including program directorship, public service, writing and support. It honors Bob Oliphant, NITA’s first administrator, who has taught at the University of Minnesota and William Mitchell law schools for over 35 years.

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About University of San Diego School of Law

The University of San Diego School of Law is a center of academic excellence focused on preparing its students for legal practice in the new century. One of the most selective law schools in the country, the School of Law’s nationally recognized faculty create a demanding, yet welcoming environment that emphasizes individualized education. USD law school graduates go on to practice law throughout the country and abroad, forming an influential network of alumni. The USD School of Law is one of only 81 law schools in the country to have a chapter of The Order of the Coif, the most distinguished rank of American law schools. The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, nonprofit, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.


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