Oral Presentations Outside The Courtroom

Section 1, Fall 17

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 11/12
Credits: 3

Course Description

Verbal presentations are central to good lawyering, even if you never intend to set foot in a courtroom. The person who can articulate his or her ideas aloud effectively is the one who is the most likely to impress a client, persuade a judge, connect with a colleague -- even land the job in the first place. This course is designed to help students improve their ability to communicate persuasively in the wide variety of settings in which lawyers are called upon to speak. Each class will consist of two components: faculty lecture, followed by a workshop session in which students will be able to practice what they have learned by making oral presentations and receiving detailed feedback. The goal of the course is to provide all students -- including those who do not consider themselves naturally gifted public speakers -- the tools to become more capable and confident oral communicators.

Course Requirements

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Midterm Type (if any): None
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Final Type (if any): None

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Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: Hallmarks of Distinguished Advocacy (9053), Oral Presentations In and Out of the Courtroom (SC) (7626), Persuasion for Advocates (9055)
Laptops Allowed: No
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Notes: Students will be required to make several oral presentations. Attendance at all class sessions is required. Enrolled students who do not attend the first class session will be disenrolled in accordance with Academic Policy.

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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