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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Legal Website of Interest: Silva Rhetoricae


available at: http://rhetoric.byu.edu/
An important skill of being a more than competent attorney is the art of speaking, specifically persuading.  This is where the study of rhetoric can be helpful. For those law students, and others, who may be  interested in the topic, the website, Silva Rhetoricae, is a great place to start.
Silva Rhetoricae provides an expansive discussion on the topic of rhetoric including: definitions; terms used in rhetoric; branches of rhetoric; the canons or “categories” of rhetoric; and exercises for you to try.  While most of the information available on this site is purely academic, a fundamental understanding of rhetoric may be valuable in your career as an attorney.