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Mary Job

Adjunct Professor
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 368
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300
517-323-7137
mjob@lcc.edu

J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, B.A., University of Vermont; M.F.A., 2000, Michigan State University

  • Trial Practice Institute: Theatrical Skills - Advocacy as a Performing Art
    (Formerly DCL 533) A 7 week workshop designed to enhance a students' advocacy skills through application of actor training techniques by increasing student awareness of the ability to communicate effectively with both voice and body. The course consists of one 1 hour 50 minute session per week for 7 weeks in which students will participate in various acting exercises and improvisations emphasizing effective use of body language and physical expressiveness, developing spontaneity in presenting prepared material, exploring the rhetorical hooks and vocal nuances essential to persuasive speaking and strengthening storytelling skills. At the end of the workshop, students will present a public speech by a current or historical speaker as if it was an opening or closing argument to a jury. Must be in the Trial Practice Institute program. Because certain non-TPI courses duplicate the content of this course, students may not also receive academic credit for the following courses: Applied Evidence, Civil Trial Advocacy I, Civil Trial Advocacy II, Client Counseling and Interviewing, Criminal Trial Advocacy I - Pre-Trial, Criminal Trial Advocacy II - Trial II.

Mary Job was a staff attorney with the Michigan Education Association from 1978 to 2000, where she represented individual members and local affiliates in a variety of employment, labor and educational law matters. She developed and taught workshops on everything from the legal basis of public sector bargaining to basic tort law for classroom teachers. Professor Job has since retired from the active practice of law, and now concentrates her efforts in teaching various theatre courses as Lansing Community College and Michigan State University as well as MSU College of Law. Her avocation during much of this period was theatre, particularly in the areas of costume design and directing, where she won a number of awards. Professor Job teaches Theatrical Skills in the Trial Practice Institute.


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