Course Description

LAWS 8808
Rhetoric and the Art of Persuasion
General Description:
This seminar will explore recent work in rhetoric to identify the principles and techniques of effective persuasion in law. We will examine the ways in which cognition, language, imagery, metaphor, narrative, and scene-setting shape the ways in which lawyers and judges strive to persuade each other. The readings are largely theoretical, but they have been explicitly selected for their practical usefulness and relevance to lawyering.

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LAWS 8808-001

Instructor(s): Pierre Schlag

Credits: 2

Meeting Times & Locations:
   Wed   4:15 PM - 5:55 PM   WLAW 411