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Oral Arguments in the Age of Corona

March 30, 2020 Heidi K. Brown
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Oral Arguments in the Age of Corona
Show Notes

In this special episode of Law to Fact, Professor Heidi K. Brown, Director of Legal Writing and Associate Professor of Law shares very specific pointers for success during online moot court arguments.  

Some key takeaways are: 

  1. Make sure your space looks professional. Stand, rather than sitting and dress in courtroom attire
  2. Know that people tend to interrupt online, wait for a moment to speak
  3. Always remember you know your material better than the judges

About our guest…

Professor Heidi K. Brown is the Director of Legal Writing and Associate Professor of Law.

She is a prolific scholar and author on the importance of legal writing, she has published four books on predictive and persuasive legal writing and federal litigation, as well as numerous scholarly articles for law journals. In 2017, she published her fifth book, The Introverted Lawyer: A Seven-Step Journey Toward Authentically Empowered Advocacy. Inspired by her own experience conquering the fear of public speaking during her litigation career, she is passionate about helping law students and lawyers “find their authentic lawyer voices” and overcome anxiety about Socratic legal discourse.


Untangling Fear in Lawyering is available at  Her other books, including The Introverted Lawyer, are available at


You can learn more about Prof. Brown at

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