In the American legal system, great emphasis is placed on effective communication and persuasion through well-reasoned arguments. The Legal Communications course uses a mock trial format to provide students with an exciting and challenging medium for the development of speaking and presentation skills. Instructors will introduce concepts of the legal process such as case research, writing and presenting oral arguments, cross examination techniques, presentation of evidence, and courtroom decorum. Throughout the week students will prepare to participate in a virtual courtroom trial where they will apply the lessons they learned to confidently present and defend their case, argue against their opponent’s case, and use their communication skills to persuade the virtual jury they have the winning case.
You video chat people so you can see your instructor. You can see how they are interacting with you. It's like a face to face interaction just over the web.
Like most parents, I was skeptical about how interactive this medium would be. But I do see that it has brought a tremendous amount of positive change to my son's life.
My son loves it; he enjoys it; he gets a lot out of it. I've seen him grow in his character and his confidence.
They have excellent teachers, and they have an excellent staff who are really are invested in the growth of these kids.
It's taught me to be so much of a better debater. You can do practice debates online; you can do speeches online; you can do anything you would normally do at a debate practice online.
These online classes have met and exceeded my expectations. I was a bit hesitant because I come from a generation where we meet in the classroom, and we drive and get together. But the kids are so collaborative online, I don't think they are missing a beat.