Advanced Verbal Persuasion

Section 1, Spring 17

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 12/13
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course develops advanced oral advocacy skills, including effective performance techniques, writing for speaking, and the ability to handle difficult speaking situations. Assignments will include presenting a persuasive speech, making presentations to difficult audiences (such as clients), and analyzing famous speeches to determine what makes them effective. Students will be expected to perform a speech at each meeting of the class; consequently, attendance is mandatory.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): None

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Other Course Details
Prerequisites: Hallmarks of Distinguished Advocacy or Oral Presentations In and Out of the Courtroom or Persuasion for Advocates or Trial Advocacy recommended, but not required Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Notes: Students will be required to make weekly speeches in class. ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT: 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 Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: Yes
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

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Cross Listed: No
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Concentrations: Litigation and Procedure
Public Syllabus Link: None
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