Temple University Beasley School of Law Presents ADVOCACY TEACHING INNOVATIONS AND REAL TIME STORYTELLING
The Eighth Free Online Advocacy Conference
Wednesday, May 17, 2023
6:00 – 8:00 pm Eastern
About the Event
The 8th free online conference, Wednesday May 17 6-8 p.m. (eastern) will have two segments.
In hour 1 members of the national trial advocacy community will share teaching innovations, be they innovations in how to teach such as including mindfulness in the trial advocacy curriculum or building model courses on “Race, Gender, Vulnerable Populations and the Rules of Evidence;” incorporating skills needed for online advocacy (e.g., virtual trials, online depositions) into the trial ad curriculum; using technology for a two-school shared trial ad/competition course; advanced Evidence (objections and argument); and teaching forensics.
In hour 2 we will hear about the use of storytelling in the courtroom at its most fraught, a capital sentencing proceeding. Melisa McNeill, one of the lawyers for Nikolas Cruz in the Parkland School mass murder case, will explain how the defense used narrative and other skills in seeking to avoid a sentence of death.