Course Details

Law, Advocacy & Public Persuasion II

This course is an advanced workshop in public advocacy. It broadens and deepens the skills learned in Law, Advocacy & Public Persuasion I, focusing on improvement of the persuasive abilities of its participants in a series of challenging public settings. The emphasis will be on the targeted, hands-on application of persuasive tools -- both in content development and especially in content delivery -- within a series of predominantly "informal" legal, business, policymaking and leadership scenarios, including board and panel presentations, hostile questioning & related Q&A availabilities, organizational meetings and town halls, and contemporary public thought-leadership settings. The course operates in a workshop format, and feedback is frequent, plentiful and personalized. Evaluation: Assessment will be based on two substantial persuasive presentations and a series of in-class persuasion, speaking and Q&A exercises. Readings/Materials: - Nancy Duarte, HBR GUIDE TO PERSUASIVE PRESENTATIONS (2012) - Supplemental readings - Additional reference materials TBD Prerequisites: Law, Advocacy & Public Persuasion I The course will meet on the following dates: Class meets: • Monday, December 18, 9:30 am – 12:00 noon, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm • Tuesday, December 19, 9:30 am – 12:00 noon, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm • Friday, January 5, 8:30 am – 12:00 noon, 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm • Saturday, January 20, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm LAST DAY TO DROP without receiving a “W”: Friday, December 15 at 11:59pm

Catalog Number: LITARB 684
Additional Course Information: Experiential Learning


Course History

Winter 2017
Title: Law, Advocacy & Public Persuasion II
Faculty: DeSanto, Jason C. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 16     Actual: 16

Winter 2016
Title: Law, Advocacy & Public Persuasion II
Faculty: DeSanto, Jason C. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 11