Spring 2015
    Law No.: LAW9055
    Sched. No.: 115210060

Persuasion for Advocates*
Section 1A
X
Henke, Michael J.



Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):F, 1800-2010 (SL292)
S, 0900-1110 (SL292)

Credits:3Type:Seminar
Capacity:12 **This information is current as of 10/01/2014 06:12:42 AM**
Current Enrollment:6 **This information is current as of 10/01/2014 06:12:42 AM**

Course Description:

NOTE: This A weekend course meets on January 23, 30, 31; February 13, 14, 27, 28; March 20, 21; April 3, 4, and 18.

This seminar will explore principles and techniques of persuasion as applied in the legal arena. After an initial review of techniques of persuasive oral advocacy, we will treat the application of those techniques in opening, closing, witness examination, and oral argument. Other sessions will demonstrate the effective use of visual aids as p
ersuasive tools and examine the application of persuasive principles in written advocacy. Lecture and discussion will be supplemented with copious videotape and audiotape examples of effective and ineffective advocacy. Students will augment their understanding of the principles by participating in several exercises, some of which will be videotaped.

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT: Enrolled students who do not attend the first class session will be dropped. Students seeking to enroll in this course must attend the first class session.
MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE with: Hallmarks of Distinguished Advocacy, Oral Presentations In and Out of the Courtroom Seminar, Oral Presentations In and Out of the Courtroom (SC)
COURSE REQUIREMENT: 6 exercises, including a 3000 word brief


Mutually Exclusive with: Hallmarks of Distinguished Advocacy; Oral Presentations In and Out of the Courtroom Sem; Oral Presentations In and Out of the Courtroom (SC)
This course is on the professional skills course list.