Persuasion (SC)

Section 1, J-Term 16

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 27/30
Credits: 1

Course Description

This January term course meets Monday-Friday, January 12-16 in rooms SL290, SL292, and SL294. The main room will be SL290. 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 J-term course must attend the first class session. COURSE REQUIREMENTS: Oral presentations

Course Requirements

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Midterm Type (if any):
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Final Type (if any): Due Date Only
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Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With:
Laptops Allowed: No
First Day Attendance Required: No
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Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

General Information

Schedule No.
116110013
Law No.
LAW7692
Modified Type
J-term
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Concentrations: Litigation and Procedure
Public Syllabus Link: None
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