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243.9 sec. 1 - Persuasion (Spring 2012)
Instructor: James J. Brosnahan (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Meeting Time: Th 8:00-9:50
Meeting Location: 244
Course Start: January 12, 2012
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49673
This course will expose you to classical and modern techniques aimed at increasing your personal abilities to persuade others. Through lecture and student exercises, there will be opportunities for you to develop and expand your persuasive skills for use in many legal situations, with an emphasis on persuasion in trial and appellate courts. We will cover a history of great advocates, voice training, the use of rhetorical devises (including the uses of emotion), presenting witnesses, argument, and other related subjects. Exercises will include examples from intellectual property, and criminal law.
This course satisfies the Skills Requirement.
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