Oral Presentations In and Out of the Courtroom (SC)

Information Introduction

Section 1, Fall 23

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 9/10
Credits: 1
Days Date Time Room


1000-1230 SL290


1000-1230 SL290


1000-1230 SL290


1000-1230 SL290


1000-1230 SL290

Course Description

Verbal presentations are central to good lawyering, even if you never intend to set foot in a courtroom. The attorney who speaks well is better able to counsel a client, persuade a judge, connect with a colleague -- even land the job in the first place. This short course is designed to help you learn to communicate persuasively in a variety of settings in which lawyers are called upon to speak. This is an experiential class, so you can expect to make a presentation in each class, and to have some fun doing it. Public speaking is a skill that you can master if you learn the fundamentals and are willing to stand up and give it a try. This class will show you how. (While this course is designed with non-litigators in mind, it is also appropriate for students who intend to practice trial advocacy. See also Hallmarks of Distinguished Advocacy for a public speaking class for litigators [mutually exclusive with this course], Persuasion for a J-term public speaking class, and Advanced Verbal Persuasion for students who would like additional instruction after taking this class.)

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: Because the credits in this course count toward the JD Program Professional Skills requirement, JD candidates will be given enrollment priority for this class Concurrencies: None

Exclusive With: Hallmarks of Distinguished Advocacy (9053), Oral Presentations Outside The Courtroom (9185), Persuasion for Advocates (9055)

Laptops Allowed: No

First Day Attendance Required: Yes

Course Resources: To be announced.

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.: 123819828

Modified Type: Simulation

Cross Listed: No

Concentrations: Litigation and Procedure

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