The Law School Toolbox Podcast: Tools for Law Students from 1L to the Bar Exam, and Beyond

053: Acing Oral Arguments in Law School (with guest Megan Canty)

July 4, 2016
43 min

Welcome back! Today we’re discussing the role of the oral arguments and Moot Court in legal education, with special guest Megan Canty. Megan is a law school tutor with the Law School Toolbox and she is also Director of Academic Success and Bar Exam Preparation at Wayne State University Law School.

In this episode we discuss:

  • The role of legal arguments in a law school setting
  • How oral arguments are useful for exams and practice
  • The difference between thinking like a lawyer and communicating like one
  • Lee and Megan's advice for students intimidated by oral arguments
  • How to figure out what facts matter, and which don't 
  • The basics of Moot Court 
  • What will distinguish you from the rest of the class in oral arguments
  • How Moot Court competitions work
  • Why honing your oral argument skills are important, even if you never practice appellate law 

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Thanks for listening!

Alison & Lee

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