Advanced Verbal Persuasion

Information Introduction

Section 1, Spring 25

Schedule Information

Enrollment: /12
Credits: 3
Days Time Room Start Date End Date


1000-1230 SL290

Course Description

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Speech is power: speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel. It is to bring another out of his bad sense into your good sense.” This course develops advanced verbal skills to help you discover that power in yourself. We will focus on persuasive writing, performance techniques, speaking and listening as part of a team, and the ability to handle difficult speaking situations. Assignments include presenting a persuasive speech, counseling clients, making a closing argument, speaking on short notice, and many opportunities to improve your teamwork skills. This class was designed as a follow-up course to Hallmarks of Distinguished Advocacy, Oral Presentations In and Out of the Courtroom, Persuasion, or other courses with a substantial public speaking component, and assumes some experience and comfort with public speaking.

Course Requirements

Exam Information

Final Type (if any): None

Description: None

Written Work Product

Students will write and perform multiple oral presentations.

Other Course Details

Prerequisites: (Hallmarks of Distinguished Advocacy (9053) OR Oral Presentations Outside the Courtroom (SC) (7626) OR Oral Presentations Outside The Courtroom (9185) OR Rhetoric Seminar (9031) OR Persuasion (SC) (7692) OR Trial Advocacy (9081) OR Trial Advocacy College (SC) (7637)) Because the credits in this course count toward the JD Program Professional Skills requirement, JD candidates will be given enrollment priority for this class. LLM Students with real-world experience interested in the course should request a prerequisite waiver with the instructor. Concurrencies: None

Exclusive With: None

Laptops Allowed: No

First Day Attendance Required: Yes

Course Resources: To be announced.

Course Notes: Students will be required to make several oral presentations. Attendance at all class sessions is required. Also, enrolled students who do not attend the first class session will be disenrolled in accordance with Academic Policy. Students seeking to enroll in this course must attend the first class session..

Graduation Requirements

Satisfies Understanding Bias/Racism/Cross-Cultural Competency requirement: No

Satisfies Writing Requirement: No

Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: Yes

Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

Additional Course Information

Schedule No.: 125210035

Modified Type: Simulation

Cross Listed: No

Waitlist Count: 0

Concentrations: Litigation and Dispute Resolution

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