The Art of Advocacy

Class Information Fall 2022

  • 1 units
  • Class No.: 52062
  • Meets: Tuesdays
  • Time: 5:45PM - 7:15PM
  • Location: 210
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  • Course Description

The Art of Advocacy

Course Description:

This course presents an experiential opportunity for all students to understand the role of effective advocacy. Regardless of the practice area, lawyers must advocate and persuade decision makers—from clients to sales departments, from supervisors to judges. Through simulation and role-play exercises, we will unpack effective advocacy into its component parts; namely, the decision-making process, how best to inform and influence decision-makers, how to advance the advocacy process, and how to effectively advocate a position. Students will also consider the process of making difficult decisions. We will use real world scenarios to help students understand how to become better advocates. The classroom format will include short lectures, student presentations, and substantive feedback for those students not actively engaged in the simulation exercise. All students will also submit reflections tracking the learning experience.

Class Notes:

Experiential Course
Credit/No Credit. 

This course presents an experiential opportunity for students to practice and understand the lawyering process of effective advocacy.   The classroom format will include short lectures to ground the pedagogy supporting the lesson plan, presenting students will debrief following the experience, classmates watching the presentations will provide substantive feedback, and all students will submit reflections tracking the learning experiences. Method(s) of assessment; student presentations, debriefing sessions, and reflection papers. 

This class will meet on the following days: Tuesdays; 8/16, 8/30, 9/13, 9/27, 10/18, 11/1, 11/15, 11/22