Temple University Beasley School of Law Presents THE POSITIVE USE OF A.I., RHETORIC, AND THE RIGHT TO JURY TRIAL
Ninth Online Free Advocacy Conference
about this event
Please join Temple University Beasley School of Law for the ninth free online advocacy conference. The event will take place online via Zoom on Wednesday, January 24, 2024. For a list of topics and speakers, please see below.
Registration for the ninth free online advocacy conference has closed. If you are still interested in joining the conference Wednesday, January 24, 2024, please email Professor Jules Epstein directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hour 1 – The Upsides of Using A.I. Guy D’Andrea, a nationally regarded litigator and adjunct at Drexel U. Kline School of Law, is an expert on the use of A.I. in litigation practice and will explain and demonstrate some of the mechanics of this.
Hour 2, Part 1 -Beyond the Basics: Teaching Modern Advocacy through the Dynamic Lens of Rhetorical Evolution Dominique Hinson, Director of Appellate Advocacy at South Texas College of Law will talk about rhetoric and how it can be taught to improve advocacy skills of the current generation of students.
Hour 2, Part 2 – Preserving the Right to Jury. Dean Charles H. Rose III will look at the legal, moral and philosophical underpinnings of the right by trial to jury – what it defends, and how each of us might go about making certain it remains a key feature in the 21st century legal landscape of America – a subject all too often omitted from the advocacy curriculum.
Partner, Laffey Bucci Kent
Guy D’Andrea is a leading advocate in the fight against boarding school abuse, bringing justice to countless victims who have suffered at the hands of trusted educators and caretakers. He is relentless in his pursuit of accountability for institutions that have failed in their duty to protect their students from harm. Guy understands the long-lasting emotional scars that boarding school abuse can leave, and he is committed to making sure that survivors receive the compensation and healing they deserve.
In addition, Guy has championed the rights of victims of massage therapy abuse, understanding the vulnerability and trust that clients place in their therapists. He has successfully represented clients who have been subjected to inappropriate and harmful conduct, ensuring that their voices are heard and that justice is served.
Guy also takes on cases involving bullying and hazing among children, recognizing the profound impact that these harmful behaviors can have on young lives. He is devoted to fighting for the rights of those who have been victimized by their peers or by negligent institutions that failed to prevent these malicious acts.
In the medical profession, Guy has fearlessly confronted cases of abuse involving both children and adults. He is dedicated to holding healthcare providers accountable when they have crossed ethical and professional boundaries, taking advantage of their patients’ trust and vulnerability. Guy understands the devastating impact of medical abuse on victims and their families, and he works tirelessly to ensure that they receive the justice and support they need to heal.
Guy D’Andrea’s passion for justice extends to all victims of sexual abuse, regardless of their age, gender, or the institution involved. He is unyielding in his mission to protect the rights of children, women, and men who have suffered at the hands of their abusers. Guy recognizes that sexual abuse can occur in a wide range of settings and is determined to hold all responsible parties accountable for their actions or negligence.
Whether the abuse took place in a school, religious organization, healthcare setting, or any other institution, Guy is driven to ensure that victims receive the justice, compensation, and support they deserve. He is a fearless advocate who will fight for the rights of survivors and work to create a world where all individuals can live free from the threat of abuse.
Before joining the esteemed Laffey, Bucci & Kent law firm, Guy served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. During his time in the Homicide Unit, he courageously prosecuted high-profile cases, including the infamous “Philadelphia Craigslist killer” and murderers who targeted transgender women. This experience has shaped Guy’s unyielding commitment to advocating for those who cannot speak for themselves.
As an adjunct professor at Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, Guy combines his passion for education and technology by teaching advanced trial advocacy courses with an emphasis on courtroom technology. He also instructs a deposition course focused on leveraging technology to its full potential. Guy’s expertise in these areas equips his students with the cutting-edge skills they need to excel in today’s legal landscape.
Guy’s dedication to trial advocacy and education extends beyond the classroom. He has served as the Assistant Director of Training for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, board member of the Trial Advocacy Honor Society, and coach for several award-winning mock trial teams that have received regional and national recognition for their exceptional trial skills.
As the former chair of the Young Lawyer’s Division of the National Crime Victim Bar Association, Guy is a driving force for positive change within the legal community. He is also an active member of the American Association for Justice, further demonstrating his unwavering commitment to seeking justice for all.
Guy earned his law degree from Widener University School of Law and his bachelor’s degree from Loyola University Maryland. His impressive academic background, combined with his extensive professional experience, makes him a formidable ally for clients in need of a tenacious and empathetic advocate.
Director of Appellate Advocacy, South Texas College of Law Houston
Dominique Hinson is the Director of Appellate Advocacy and an Adjunct Professor at South Texas College of Law. As the Director of Appellate Advocacy, Dominique oversees one of the nation’s top-ranked appellate advocacy programs. She teaches Appellate Advocacy I and Persuasive Advocacy and has a passion for helping students find their voice. Prior to joining the staff full-time at South Texas, Dominique served as an advocacy coach for over nine years, coaching multiple teams to win regional and national championships. Dominique currently serves as the Vice President of Moot Court for the National Association of Legal Advocacy Educators (NALAE).
Hailing from San Antonio, Texas, Dominique attended Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. She later moved to Houston, where she graduated from South Texas College of Law and was inducted into the Order of the Barristers. Fueled by her passion for helping her community, Dominique’s law practice focuses on assisting small businesses, creatives, and entrepreneurs. Her areas of practice include commercial litigation, employment law, construction law, and intellectual property.
Dean Charles H. Rose, III
Dean of the Pettit College of Law
Charles H. Rose III, dean of the Pettit College of Law, previously served as professor of law and director of the Center for Excellence in Advocacy at Stetson University’s College of Law in Gulfport, Fla. Prior to joining the Stetson faculty in 2005, Rose spent 20 years on active duty in the Army. He served as a linguist, intelligence officer and judge advocate. His primary scholarly interest focuses on advocacy persuasion techniques, and he teaches and researches in the areas of advocacy, criminal procedure, military law, evidence and professional ethics. Rose earned his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University at South Bend and his JD from Notre Dame Law School. He also earned an LLM from the Judge Advocate General’s School, United States Army.