Learn to advocate well – in court and other contexts. This is a course on advocacy as taught at the English Bar and practiced in English courts; enriched with advocacy practices from other countries (e.g. US and Russia), as well as with knowledge from psychology.
This is one of the best courses I have ever had the pleasure of taking. From start to finish was an eye opener and made me realise that I have been looking at the practice of advocacy the wrong way. I came away feeling more confident, and eager to implement the new techniques&skills that the course had instilled in me. Fatos is an amazing lecturer. Passionate about wanting to ensure students conquer their fears and develop to their fullest potential. Definitely value for money!
The course was excellent, and wonderful to have the opportunity to do the course at a relatively low cost. It’s hard to find a similar course elsewhere. The teaching quality was world class and although it was 7 hours on a Saturday the time flew by due to the exceptionally great talents of the course leader. I’ve learnt many valuable things not just about the advocacy dimension but the meaning of justice in general. Excellent feedback and one on one sessions.
Trainee Solicitor, England, UK
The course is available in four formats:
• Clients' Office
• Online (Virtual Classroom) with live tutoring
• Bespoke (Group or 1-2-1 coaching)
100% of AIR income, beyond operational expense, is used towards education and research. Read more…
Good advocacy is a beautiful art but a rare commodity. As case outcomes can largely depend on advocacy skills, this expertise is essential for lawyers; and important for people whose work entails advocating in other contexts.
This course provides skills and knowledge for advocacy in different contexts: in court and non-litigation contexts. You will be introduced to selected advocacy practices from other countries such as the US, the Russian Federation and Indonesia – countries in which the course directors have experience in courtrooms.
The course incorporates essential knowledge of human psychology and cognitive science that is relevant to decision making and persuasion.
Max 8 participants: the sessions are interactive with ample opportunity for practical exercises, interaction with other students as well as personalised feedback and guidance from the tutor.
Why choose our advocacy training
- You can expect maximum progress. You will receive training from a barrister who is also a public speaking expert with a background in psychology, cognitive sciences, and genetics; and with over 11 years of experience teaching advocacy, public speaking and influences on decision-making. As the success of advocacy largely depends on the understanding of human psychology and decision making – quality teaching of advocacy requires tutors to have excellent knowledge in these areas.
- Reduction in anxiety and nerves. Due to tutors’ experience and expertise in psychology and human development, significant progress is expected in removing fear and nervousness, and building confidence.
- Of thousands of degree-granting universities, Goldsmiths Psychology department is in the World top 100 in the QS ranking for academic reputation. Papers by our academics are highly cited: we hold the 55th place among the Worlds' Psychology departments for the number of citations published per paper.
Campus Courses - VAT-free: Our venues are in central London (Senate House) and in New Cross. You can select your preferred location by choosing the date available.
Virtual Classroom Courses - VAT-free: Live tutoring brings all the benefits of face to face training and, in addition, improves skills for ‘digital’ participation. There is an increasing need for online activities in all areas of life. Meetings, interviews, presentations and conferences are increasingly opting for participation and contribution via digital platforms. Courts have introduced video-advocacy and judging. Consulting, counselling, advertising, sales, and client support of all kinds are all moving to digital formats. Therefore, ‘digital’ participation and the necessary skills for online delivery of Public Speaking are becoming an essential skill of the 21st century.
Bespoke Courses: If you are interested in a tailor-made Advocacy course option (1-1 coaching or bespoke group training), please contact us using the email or phone number provided below.
Is this course for me
This course equips you with knowledge, skills and techniques for effective advocacy in court and other contexts such as campaigns, diplomacy, lobbying and board meetings. It is therefore suitable to you if your activities entail advocating in any of these contexts or if you have an interest in improving oral skills in general.
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*Book two or more courses at the same time to get 10% discount.
We are committed to providing reasonable teaching adjustments for students with disabilities that may impact on their learning experience. If you require adjustments, please complete the relevant section on the booking form and also contact us at shortcourses (@gold.ac.uk) so we can respond to your requests as soon as possible.
Please note our short courses sell-out quickly, so early booking is advisable.
- 10% when a participant enrols for more than one of our courses (at the same time)
- 20% UK students
- 25%Members of the UK Law and Society Association (UKLSA)
- If five people register from the same institution for the same intake, the fifth place is free
- Goldsmiths students, staff and alumni - email us for current discounts
As a University, we are able to offer our courses at minimum prices, and free of VAT - to make knowledge available to as wide audience as possible.
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Starting date, Saturday 6 Mar 2021
10-5pm | 1 day
Starting date, Tuesday 1 Jun 2021
10-5pm | 1 day
If you have any questions about this course please contact air (@gold.ac.uk) or call +44 (0)20 7078 5468.
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Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross Campus
Senate House, Bloomsbury, London