243.9 sec. 001 - Persuasion (Spring 2019)
Instructor: James J. Brosnahan (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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- Th 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
Location: Law 130
From January 10, 2019
To April 19, 2019
Course End: April 19, 2019
Class Number: 31184
Enroll Limit: 24
As of: 06/11 02:48 PM
This course will expose you to classical and modern techniques aimed at increasing your personal abilities to persuade others. The primary learning experience will come as you are on your feet in class presenting. 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. There will be a heavy emphasis on student performance. This course is recommended for those who anticipate doing some courtroom work in their future law practice. Attendance at the first class is mandatory for all enrolled students; any enrolled students who are not present at the first day of class without prior permission of the instructor will be dropped from the class.
Instructor requires attendance to the first class.
Exam Notes: (T) Course ends in a final practice trial, arguments, or other presentation (e.g. Powerpoint)
Course Category: Simulation Courses
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Litigation and Procedure
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