RHE 145 Legal Debate
This course applies the principles of debate theory and practice to argumentation in the legal realm. You will learn valid forms of reasoning and argumentation, common fallacies, argument analysis, clash, and rebuttal and how to apply this knowledge in the debate format. Students participate in parliamentary debate as a mechanism for learning foundational skills in oral argumentation. Students then engage in legal argumentation and advocacy in both written and oral form. When possible, students will attend a live oral argument by the Indiana Court of Appeals or another appellate court. Students argue an actual case for credit, as both plaintiff and defendant. These debates follow the parameters and conventions of Moot Court style appellate oral argumentation. This course is offered in t he spring semester.