Black’s Law Dictionary editor Bryan Garner and United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia squared off in a unique live legal discussion on persuasion and argument at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. on Friday, July 25.
Garner and Scalia discussed their recent book “Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges,” published by West, in a five hour continuing legal education (CLE) event. The CLE featured an entertaining and informative discussion of legal reasoning and argument, brief-writing and oral argument. The attendees included attorneys, other legal professionals and law students. Profits will go to Legal Aid.
It’s no surprise that a CLE featuring two of the preeminent authorities on legal writing and argument would generate a good deal of buzz in legal circles. Check out the links, below, to see what some media and bloggers had to say about the event:
Associated Press (via The Huffington Post)
A portion of the CLE with Scalia and Garner will soon be available – for free – through West LegalEdcenter. And, an upcoming Westcast video podcast about the event will feature highlights from the event. Keep an eye on WestBlog for more details on both.