Persuasion is an Art...But it is also an Invaluable Tool in Advocacy

49 Pages Posted: 15 Aug 2009 Last revised: 24 Mar 2010

Stephanie A. Vaughan

Stetson University College of Law

Abstract

The article is about persuasion. It highlights the origins of advocacy, details how to write persuasive documents, and provides tips for presenting persuasive oral arguments. Appendices include practical checklists for editing and preparing for oral arguments, and a list of style tips. This Article is important because it gives advocates the tools they need to better prepare for making persuasive arguments, both in writing and orally, while grounding the “art of persuasion” in rhetoric and ancient-Greek philosophies and teachings.

Keywords: Persuasion, Advocacy, Legal Advocacy, Written Advocacy, Oral Advocacy

JEL Classification: K10, K40

Suggested Citation

Vaughan, Stephanie A., Persuasion is an Art...But it is also an Invaluable Tool in Advocacy. Baylor Law Review, Vol. 61, No. 2, 2009; Stetson University College of Law Research Paper No. 2009-25. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1443967

Stephanie A. Vaughan (Contact Author)

Stetson University College of Law ( email )

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Gulfport, FL 33707
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