The Advocate's Advantage

Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

Advocacy is both an art and a science. It can be taught, studied, practiced, and written about. To us, advocacy is a passion – something inside a litigator’s heart and their brain. To us, advocacy is our advantage. Through this blog, we aim to educate ourselves while also sharing resources and helping others through an online community. Here, at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, the Advocacy Program is always looking for ways to further our skills and understanding of the law.

And so, The Advocate’s Advantage was born…

Relevance

Federal Rule of Evidence 401 Admissibility of evidence, and the weight of that evidence, are two different things. Evidence is either relevant, or it is irrelevant. Relevant evidence may be admissible. Irrelevant evidence is never admissible. Thus, every piece of...

The Art of Oral Advocacy

The Art of Oral Advocacy By David C. Frederick Date of Publication: 2003 261 Pages 3.7/5☆ What is this book about? In The Art of Oral Advocacy, author David C. Fredrick offers advice on how to prepare to argue in court. With his experience of arguing over 100 appeals,...

That One Really Damaging Piece of Evidence

Every case has its pros, and unfortunately, its cons. But one idea the best trial lawyers understand, and share, is that almost any negative can be turned to a positive. Take alcohol for instance. Alcohol often plays a damaging role in the outcome of a trial....

Yes, You Can Overcome Your Public Speaking Fears!

I am in my first week of Trial Advocacy, and this Professor keeps repeating that I should “look good.” The way to do that is to know the story inside out, and to present it in a convincing way. To practice, he gave us the infamous State v. Alexander case. The first...

Cadence is Key

Introduction One of the first people I met in Law School was Colt Watkiss. Colt and I have talked at length about our undergraduate majors. We both felt that our majors would not serve us in our paths to becoming attorneys. Colt majored in theater, and I majored in...

Trial Advocacy: The Art of Storytelling

Trial Advocacy: The Art of Storytelling Strategies for Winning a Trial in New York State Court By Jared J. Hatcliffe Date of Publication: 2022 304 pages  5/5☆ What Is This Book About? In Trial Advocacy: The Art of Storytelling Strategies for Winning a Trial in New...

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