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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Public Speaking in LS
« on: July 02, 2009, 01:15:12 AM »
I know as a lawyer I will have to give oral arguments in court. However, I really don't have much experience in public speaking and I am not too confident in my ability. My question is how much emphasise is place on public speaking in LS. Also, are there courses that law schools offer that may help improve students specifically in this area.

As many people do, I often feel anxious when giving speeches or when speaking in front of large crowds. I wish to overcome this and become a great orator. I know that Law School may not be the best place to practice this but,I am determind to overcome this obstacle.
 

Contrary to what you may think by reading this, I am not really a shy person. As an undergrad I was "that guy" who always asked questions and gave his opinions in class. I guess since I don't know what to expect and since I don't know much about law I don't want to look like a dumbass while giving an oral arugment. I suppose the better prepared you are the less nervous you will be right?

I was wondering if there are any others who feel the same way?


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My cumalative GPA is a 2.8 but that is calculated with 2 retaken classes. I am now taken a Kaplan course so that I could get a high LSAT score. On the first practice test I recieved a 137, the second practice test I scored a 147. At this pace I am hoping to get a at least a 155 by the time I take the actual test.

2.8 and a 155 LSAT
I also have alot of work experience and I am a first generation Cuban American
I work in a Law office, I am a Licensed Real Estate Agent and Iam only 22 years old.
I am a Political Science Major and a Pre-law Minor
I go to Montclair State Univ. in NJ which is a OK school.
Possible recommendation letter from a top criminal defense Attorney
The reason my GPA is so low is because I was immature and didn't really know what I wanted to do my first 2 years in college

Considering all of this, would I be able to get into a tier 1

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