January 2014
    Law No.: LAW7692
    Sched. No.: 114110012




Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):MTWRF, 0930-1200 (SL290)
Credits:1Type:J-term
Capacity:30 **This information is current as of 04/24/2014 06:15:14 AM**
Current Enrollment:29 **This information is current as of 04/24/2014 06:15:14 AM**
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Course Description:

This January term course meets Monday-Friday, January 13-17.

This course offers a quick but intensive training course in effective verbal communications. Lawyers of all practice areas are called upon regularly to persuade clients, colleagues, and decisionmakers both in and out of court by using verbal presentation skills. Consequently, many law school classes contain a rhetorical component upon which you are graded, and most legal employers place a heavy premium on your ability to articulate your ideas aloud. This class will arm you with the fundamentals of verbal persuasion to help you become a more effective communicator in law school and beyond. Each class will consist of two components: faculty lecture, followed by a workshop session in which you will be able to practice what you have learned by making oral presentations and receiving detailed feedback. The class will be particularly useful for students who want to improve their interviewing skills, or who have little public speaking experience. Suitable follow-up courses include Hallmarks of Distinguished Advocacy, Oral Presentations In and Out of the Courtroom, Rhetoric, Advanced Verbal Persuasion or a trial practice class.

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT: Attendance at all class sessions is required. 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.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS: Oral presentations