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243.9 sec. 001 - Persuasion (Spring 2021)
Instructor: James J. Brosnahan (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction
- Th 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
From January 21, 2021
To April 30, 2021
Course End: April 30, 2021
Class Number: 31661
Enroll Limit: 24
As of: 05/08 05:45 AM
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 devices (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 at the first class.
Due to the nature of this class, real-time attendance is required (without an alternative way to earn equivalent credit) except in cases of illness or emergency.
Real-time attendance at the first class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend or have prior permission of the instructor in order not to be dropped.
Exam Notes: (T) Course ends in a final practice trial, arguments, or other presentation (e.g. Powerpoint)
Course Category: Simulation Courses
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