Categories: Law Practice Skills
Instructor(s) Plum, Christina
Lawyering Skills: Public Speaking for Lawyers is an exercise-based course that focuses on helping students refine the oral communication skills that they will need to perform efficiently and effectively as practicing attorneys. Students will participate in a variety of in-class exercises, such as introducing a speaker, explaining a research assignment to a supervising attorney, and giving a legal presentation to an audience of non-lawyers. Each student will receive specific, personalized feedback on his/her performance in the exercises. The grading for this one-credit class will be pass/fail. The class will meet once a week for the first eight weeks of the semester for two hours at a time. Attendance is mandatory and students must actively participate to be awarded a passing grade. Some assignments will require preparation outside class, but there are no formal written assignments or written examinations. This class is open to second and third year students.