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243.3 sec. 1 - Oral Advocacy for LL.M. Students (Spring 2014)

Instructor: David Oppenheimer  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Units: 1
Course End: February 08, 2014
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49651


Course Description - Oral Advocacy for LLM Students
David B. Oppenheimer, Clinical Professor and Director of Professional Skills

Oral advocacy is one of the critical professional skills mastered by U.S. lawyers. In this one unit skills workshop, we will study oral advocacy through readings, lectures, demonstrations, discussions, and (above all else) by practicing oral advocacy in small groups with critiques by experienced lawyers and judges. The course will meet on three Saturdays (Jan 11, Feb 1 and Feb 8) from 10:00-12:45 and 14:00-16:00. Each student will be expected to present an opening statement (Feb 1) and a closing argument (Feb 8) in a simulated case.

Readings will be from materials posted on B-Space and from two texts:
Brian Johnson & Marsha Hunter, The Articulate Advocate (2009)
Steven Goldberg & Tracy Walters McCormack, The First Trial in a Nutshell (Where Do I Sit? What Do I Say?) (2009)

Enrollment is limited to LLM students

Prerequisites:
This course is limited to LL.M. students

Exam Notes: None
This is a credit only course
Course Category: Advocacy Skills Courses
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
Litigation and Procedure

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Books:
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  • The Articulate Advocate: New Techniques of Persuasion for Trial Lawyers
    Brian K. Johnson, Marsha Hunter,
    Edition: 2009
    Publisher: Crown King Books
    ISBN: 9780979689505
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $19.95
    Price Source: user provided
  • The First Trial
    Steven Goldberg, Tracy Walters McCormack,
    Edition: 2009
    Publisher: West
    ISBN: 9780314211590
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 41.00
    Price Source: user provided

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