Legal Methods II: Methods of Persuasion

Course Information

Course Number
L6130
Curriculum Level
Foundation
Areas of Study
Lawyering, Leadership
Type
Lecture
Additional Attributes
Experiential Credit

Section 004 Information

Instructors

Philip Genty Philip M. Genty Everett B. Birch Innovative Teaching Clinical Professor in Professional Responsibility; Vice Dean for Experiential Education

Section Description

This intensive course will provide an introduction to the methods of persuasion that are at the core of a lawyer's work. Persuasion involves the use of fact, law, and policy to communicate the lawyer's ideas and goals and those of the lawyer's clients effectively. Persuasion occurs in all domestic and international practice contexts, and each context requires an understanding of the relevant audience and the persuasive methods best suited to that audience.

The course will be conducted through a combination of classroom sessions and small group work. Students will be assigned to practice groups before the course begins, and the groups will meet throughout the week to examine and experiment with persuasive methods relevant to these practice contexts.

As a final project for the course, the students will use these case materials to produce a written document or make an oral presentation demonstrating persuasive methods relevant to their group's practice context. The final projects may be completed individually or collaboratively.

School Year & Semester
January 2022
Location
JGH 102b
Schedule
Class meets on
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
10:30 - 3:30 pm
Points
1
Method of Evaluation
Other
J.D Writing Credit?
No

Learning Outcomes

Primary
  • Develop a more complete understanding of the history, theory, and social science of persuasive methods.
  • Develop techniques for tailoring persuasive methods to the particular audience.
  • Improve written and oral skills of persuasion.
  • Improve ability to work collaboratively.

Course Limitations

Instructor Pre-requisites
None
Instructor Co-Requisites
None
Recommended Courses
None
Other Limitations
1L students only

Other Sections of Legal Methods II: Methods of Persuasion

Section 007

School Year & Semester

January 2022

Instructors

Location

JGH 103

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday

Location

JGH 103

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Friday

Points

1

Section 001

School Year & Semester

January 2022

Instructors

Location

JGH 107

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday

Location

JGH 107

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday

Points

1

Section 008

School Year & Semester

January 2022

Instructors

Location

WJWH 209

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday

Location

WJWH 209

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday

Points

1

Section 006

School Year & Semester

January 2022

Instructors

Location

JGH 102a

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday

Points

1

Section 002

School Year & Semester

January 2022

Instructors

Location

WJWH 208

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday

Points

1

Section 003

School Year & Semester

January 2022

Instructors

Location

WJWH 207

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday

Location

WJWH 207

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday

Points

1

Section 005

School Year & Semester

January 2022

Instructors

Avery Katz

Avery W. Katz

Milton Handler Professor of Law and Reuben Mark Professor of Organizational Character

Location

JGH 105

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday

Location

JGH 105

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday

Points

1
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