LAWGENRL 452 - Appellate Advocacy

Credit points: 15 points
Offered: Second Semester
Contact hours: Lectures - 4 hours per week
Course Coordinator: TBC
Prerequisites: LAW 301, 306
Corequisite: LAWGENRL 401

Course Description

Advocacy is the art of persuasion. This course is a study in effective written advocacy and the skills of courtroom advocacy. It also includes guest lectures from judges and leading practitioners.

Content Outline

The primary focus of the course will be on a practical guide to the art of effective oral and written advocacy. Additional topics covered will include the professional obligations of advocates, the theory of advocacy, and the preparation of written submissions. The course is especially designed for those with an interest in courtroom advocacy, but will be useful to all law students, whether or not you ultimately practise in the courts.