The Art of the Argument

The Art of the Argument: Making Your Case With Persuasive Performance
Vocal tone, body language, and delivery can be the deciding factors in a courtroom decision or any high stakes presentation. In this course we will practice the fundamentals of writing and delivering arguments to a judge or jury. We will learn the physical and vocal techniques used by actors to persuade an audience. Against the backdrop of the Supreme Court’s seminal decision in Miranda v. Arizona, students will learn the rhetorical strategies used by courtroom lawyers and write and present a persuasive legal argument. Through role-reversal and performance exercises students will learn to persuade holistically with logic, empathy, passion, and purpose.
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INTD 1186

All Sections in Winter 2017

Winter 2017

INTD1186A-W17 Lecture (Martin, Overbeck)