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Legal Systems & Skills

Legal Systems & Skills (3rd edn)

Scott Slorach, Judith Embley, Peter Goodchild, and Catherine Shephard
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date: 24 September 2021

p. 26510. Advocacy, mooting, and professional communicationlocked

p. 26510. Advocacy, mooting, and professional communicationlocked

  • Scott Slorach, Scott SlorachDirector of Learning & Teaching, York Law School, University of York
  • Judith Embley, Judith EmbleyAssociate Professor, University of Law
  • Peter GoodchildPeter GoodchildAssociate Professor, University of Law
  •  and Catherine ShephardCatherine ShephardSenior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University


This chapter focuses on advocacy, mooting, and communication skills. It first explains the term ‘communication skills’ and then discusses their application in presentations, advocacy, mooting, face-to-face communication, and communication by telephone. The section on advocacy skills considers the preparation and use of skeleton arguments and case bundles.

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