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.I need to prove to my self that I can do this. 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?