Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Practical Lawyering Skills

507: The Art of the Presentation

Credit Hours




Lawyers are always giving presentations, both formally and informally. From interviewing to meeting with senior attorneys to engaging with clients to advocating for one's client in court, it's essential for a new lawyer to know how to speak confidently and persuasively. Students will learn how to become positive, clear, and articulate speakers and presenters. Topics include: how to create excellent formal presentation's summarizing one's work, how to engage others in the networking and interviewing processes, how to handle difficult conversations in the workplace, how to understand one's role and add value during formal and informal meetings, and how to be eloquent and efficient while conveying information to attorneys, clients, and the court.