Grant M. Rost

Grant Rost

Senior Instructor of Lawyering Skills

Emailgrost@liberty.edu
Phone: (434) 592-5300

Education

  • J.D., University of Akron School of Law
  • M.Ed., Lynchburg College
  • B.A., Ohio University


Areas of Interest/Teaching

Lawyering Skills I, IV, V, Mediation, and Advanced Trial Advocacy

Experience

  • Lawyering Skills instructor, Liberty University School of Law, 2007-present
  • Director of Student Affairs, Liberty University School of Law, 2005-2007
    • Counseled students through their law school experience
    • Coordinated disability accommodation programs
    • Provided guidance to the newly-forming Student Bar Association
  • Member of the American Bar Association
  • Admitted to practice in the State of Ohio
  • Worked as an associate attorney for a large personal injury firm in Cleveland, Ohio
    • Developed the firm’s HIPAA compliance forms and procedures
    • Researched and drafted the firm’s premises liability intake manual

Biography

Professor Grant Rost is a former plaintiff's personal injury attorney who represented clients in almost all 88 counties in Ohio while working for a large personal injury firm. He first came to Liberty University School of Law as an administrator but now teaches full time. Professor Rost teaches primarily in lawyering skills, focusing on writing and oral advocacy. His one of three moot court coaches for Liberty's nationally ranked moot court teams. After competing as an advocate on the University of Akron's nationally ranked law school trial teams, Professor Rost also coached mock trial teams at the high school, collegiate, and law school levels. He currently serves to maintain the law school's regional and American Bar Association accreditation as the Coordinator of Assessment for Liberty University School of Law. In his free time, Professor Rost is an avid outdoorsman and a professional photographer.

To supplement his legal education and advance his skill as a teacher and trainer, Professor Rost earned a Master of Education from Lynchburg College in 2015. He is a regular speaker at Liberty University's Faculty Orientation and has presented at training conferences for law professors at Stetson College of Law in St. Petersburg, Florida and American University's Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C.

Professor Rost's areas of research and writing focus on cognitive biases, heuristics, and courtroom persuasion. He is the author of Campfires, Car Accidents, and the Cosmos: Persuasive Appeals to Jurors Through the Human Appetite for Wonder. 4 Stetson J. Advoc. & L. 54 (2017)