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This chapter, which focuses on oral presentations, discusses the stages of preparation for a presentation, from selecting a topic to making decisions about the use of supplementary materials. It gives practical advice on organizing a presentation which flows naturally and is comprehensive and engaging. It considers issues relating to the actual delivery of the presentation including timing, combating nerves, and engaging the interest of the audience. It also covers how to deal with questions confidently, together with the importance of practise and self-reflection.

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This chapter provides a step-by-step guide to assist students through the process of preparing and delivering a moot argument with reference made to associated issues, such as conducting legal research and production of a skeleton argument. It highlights the aspects of mooting that students often find worrying or difficult, such as formulating a flowing argument, developing a confident oral presentation style, and dealing with judicial interventions. The chapter is a general guide that will be invaluable for preparation of any moot but a sample moot is used throughout as a source of specific explanation and illustration.

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This chapter provides a step-by-step guide to assist students through the process of preparing and delivering a moot argument with reference made to associated issues, such as conducting legal research and production of a skeleton argument. It highlights the aspects of mooting that students often find worrying or difficult, such as formulating a flowing argument, developing a confident oral presentation style, and dealing with judicial interventions. The chapter is a general guide that will be invaluable for preparation of any moot but a sample moot is used throughout as a source of specific explanation and illustration.

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This chapter draws upon some of the material covered in previous sections of the book that focused upon helping students locate and understand the law in order to prepare and deliver an effective oral presentation. It starts by outlining some guidelines on preparing a presentation, including selecting an appropriate topic and making decisions about the use of supplementary materials such as handouts or PowerPoint slides. It then considers issues relating to the delivery of the presentation, including matters such as timing, combating nerves, and engaging the interest of the audience.

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This chapter draws upon some of the material covered in previous sections of the book that focused upon helping students locate and understand the law in order to prepare and deliver an effective oral presentation. It starts by outlining some guidelines on preparing a presentation, including selecting an appropriate topic and making decisions about the use of supplementary materials such as handouts or PowerPoint slides. It then considers issues relating to the delivery of the presentation, including matters such as timing, combating nerves, and engaging the interest of the audience.

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This chapter introduces you to the study of the English legal system in higher education. After explaining some of the different expectations of studying at this level, the chapter’s focus is on how you will learn and how to succeed on the module. There is considerable advice and tips on how to get the most out of lectures and seminars. The coverage introduces some key terminology and emphasises the importance of independent research and reading both primary (legislation and case law) and secondary sources (textbooks and journal articles). Finally, the chapter discusses and provides guidance on how to tackle commonly used assessments such as written essays, oral presentations, and examinations.

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Scott Slorach, Judith Embley, Peter Goodchild, and Catherine Shephard

This chapter first explains the fundamental oral communication skills law students need, including non-verbal communication such as eye contact and body language. It then shows students how to use these skills to deliver an effective presentation during legal studies, whether in class, for an assessment, or otherwise, such as in a law clinic. It then goes on to develop these skills for practice, and provides guidance as to why, when, and how a lawyer must employ persuasive oral communication with clients.