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Fall 2017
5397 The Art of Advocacy: Trial Persuasion in a Polarized World - LITTLEPAGE/BOOTH- 25944

Professor(s): Rainey Booth (ADJUNCT)
Zoe Littlepage (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Blakely Advocacy Simulation 

Time: 1:00p-2:30p  TTH  Location: 4  BLB

Course Outline: Throw out the old and embrace the new: we now have a highly polarized country where a jury with totally divergent views still have to agree on a verdict. Learn from real litigators how to handle a case in this environment; from A to Z. Taught by two practicing lawyers with decades of plaintiff and defense courtroom experience, this class highlights cutting edge techniques for persuasion and trial advocacy. Become comfortable with the art of case assessment, work-up, visual storytelling, case framing, arguing motions before a judge, developing – and defending against - safety rules, examination of witnesses and composing a winning closing argument. Then practice, practice, practice as each week you put into action what you learned the week before. Leave this course with the skills needed to present a case from beginning to end as well as materials and notes that will become your litigation bible.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus updated 8/21/17

Course Notes:   Quota=12


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Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: Yes
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

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Bar Course: No

Course Materials (4/11/2017 1:55:52 PM)

No book required for this course

All required readings will be provided to students. Students do not need to purchase textbooks or materials for this course.