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Persuasion in Practice 456-S1 Canceled

October 30, 2015

Summary:   This course is designed for students who want to develop their persuasive skills outside the courtroom. Students will explore persuasive strategies in a variety of settings including advising clients, negotiating with opposing counsel, interviewing witnesses (including expert witnesses), and working with  non-lawyers (including insurance adjusters, government officials, support staff, and courthouse staff). The course is divided into three units: a survey of different persuasion theories; a multi-stage simulation that tracks a legal matter from meeting the client through pre-trial investigation to settlement; and student oral presentations on topics that incorporate the persuasion strategies explored in the class. The course will be offered for two credits and will satisfy the ABA skills course requirement.


The American Bar Association accreditation standards require students to regularly attend the courses in which they are registered. Lewis & Clark expects students to attend classes regularly and to prepare for classes conscientiously. Specific attendance requirements may vary from course to course. Any attendance guidelines for a given class must be provided to students in a syllabus or other written document at the start of the semester. Sanctions (e.g., required withdrawal from the course, grade adjustment, and/or a failing grade) will be imposed for poor attendance.

For more information:

Professor: Steve Johansen  Canceled
Credits:  2
Class Meets: TBD
Time:  TBD
Room:  TBD
Exam:  TBD
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