From the Courtroom to the Boardroom: Transactional Oral Advocacy

34:2 THE SECOND DRAFT (Fall 2021)

7 Pages Posted: 13 Jun 2021 Last revised: 3 Sep 2021

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Adam Eckart

Suffolk University Law School

Date Written: 2021

Abstract

Legal writing courses often teach oral advocacy skills with courtroom-based oral arguments, pitting plaintiff’s counsel against defendant’s counsel. However, oral advocacy skills are important for all lawyers – even those who never set foot in a courtroom. This article discusses how legal writing courses can develop oral advocacy skills by pairing traditional litigation-based oral argument exercises with transactional-based oral advocacy exercises and provides a sample exercise (which has received positive feedback from students) that professors can use to introduce transactional-based oral advocacy skills.

Suggested Citation

Eckart, Adam, From the Courtroom to the Boardroom: Transactional Oral Advocacy (2021). 34:2 THE SECOND DRAFT (Fall 2021), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3862507 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3862507

Adam Eckart (Contact Author)

Suffolk University Law School ( email )

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