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Freeze! Using Theatre Improvisation Techniques to Practice Oral Argument


Deborah L. Borman


Northwestern University - School of Law

Dana Hill


affiliation not provided to SSRN

May 1, 2012

The Law Teacher, Fall 2012

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When students learn that they will be participating in oral argument during the second semester of legal writing class they often experience a sense of dread. While some students may have public speaking experience in other settings, oral argument on a brief or a moot court will be the first experience at giving an extemporaneous speech on legal issues before a “hot” panel of judges. Our article details several theater improvisation exercises we use in class to ease student fears and to prepare them to think and speak on their feet for oral argument.

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Date posted: May 2, 2012 ; Last revised: August 3, 2014

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Borman, Deborah L. and Hill, Dana, Freeze! Using Theatre Improvisation Techniques to Practice Oral Argument (May 1, 2012). The Law Teacher, Fall 2012. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2049523 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2049523

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Deborah Lee Borman (Contact Author)
Northwestern University - School of Law ( email )
375 E. Chicago Ave
Unit 1505
Chicago, IL 60611
United States
Dana Hill
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