Effective Advocacy and Public Speaking Winter 2022

Class Details

Clear and persuasive public speaking, whether before a small group or a much larger audience, is essential to effective leadership and career development. This course is designed to enhance a student’s ability to develop a position on a significant issue and to advance and defend that position orally. This course will give students, either singly or in pairs, numerous opportunities to make presentations and receive immediate feedback from the Instructors. The course will consist of three sessions per week lasting approximately 120 minutes, with an initial organizational session to select a topic to be presented or debated. Students may choose either to present individually or in a debate format with another individual. Students may select their own presentation topic or choose from a list of suggested issues.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 12
Grading: pass/fail only
Requirements/Evaluation: oral presentations of 3-10 minutes throughout the course, but no less than once a week; listen to and critique each other's presentations throughout the course
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: preference for seniors
Unit Notes: David Olson and Stephen Brown are experienced trial lawyers, having spent decades litigating antitrust, commercial, civil rights & other types of civil cases in state and federal courts. For several years, they have jointly taught a Mock Trial Winter Study course. Robert Schwed is a corporate lawyer who specialized in private equity and venture capital transactions for domestic & international clients. He was an adjunct law school professor for 9 years and has also taught a Winter Study course.
Materials/Lab Fee: none

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