Legal Advocacy concerns the preparation for and oral presentation of persuasive legal arguments. The course includes how to prepare for, structure and present oral arguments - examining topics such as interviewing, negotiation, and fundamentals of trial technique. It is essential that lawyers know how to present their arguments in a coherent and persuasive manner. Students will prepare numerous oral presentations culminating in a moot.
On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Recognise and demonstrate the qualities of a well-presented oral legal argument.
- Compose and present oral arguments and presentations that are simple, clear, comprehensive, unambiguous, ethnically sensitive, gender neutral, and in plain language.
- Competently prepare and present oral arguments.
- Comprehend how consumers interpret and construct meaning from oral arguments.
- Demonstrate how to prepare for, summarize the structure of, conduct (social skills, listening, questioning, problem analysis, explain) a client interview.