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Summer Mini 2024

5297 Attorney Communication and Persuasion - LAWRENCE/JONES- 16455

Professor(s): Karen Jones (STAFF)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: Blakely Advocacy Simulation 

Time: 5:30p-8:30p-MTWTH  May13-16 & May 20-23  Location: 310 

Course Outline: Communication is at the very heart of what we do as lawyers. Knowing how to establish rapport, ask the right questions and present compelling arguments is as important to the transactional lawyer as it is to the trial lawyer. This course helps students become more effective, precise, clear, credible, and persuasive. The course teaches students about the psychological underpinnings of the communication process, identifies how people process information and outlines how to communicate more clearly, powerfully and persuasively in a variety of legal settings.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: (Face-to-Face)  The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. For this instruction mode, instructors and students are expected to normally be physically present in the classroom. If the course has a final examination, it will be in a classroom requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid-term exam, may also be in a classroom. Whether this instructor will offer “remote presence” (starting a zoom meeting from the podium computer to enable student remote access on an occasional basis) for part or all of the semester is not known, but students should not rely on an expectation that remote presence will be available.


This course will meet on May 13,14,15,16,20,21,22,23, 2024 from 5:30-8:30 PM. The exam will be a take home exam.


First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: Take Home Take Home      

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: simulation

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA: No

Pass-Fail Student Election: Conditional Availability (not for required credits)