How Brain Science Can Make You a Better Lawyer

Front Cover
American Bar Association, 2009 - Law - 126 pages
0 Reviews
On a daily basis, lawyers are involved in changing someone's brain. Now you can add the latest scientific insights on the human brain to make you be more effective with clients, and be more persuasive in front of a judge or jury. Learn to communicate with juries acclimated to today's technological world. Learn what appeals to the brain and apply it in your day-to-day practice with this unique and informative book.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Understanding Your Brain
1
Using Your Brain in the Workplace
27
Applying Brain Research to Your Practice
45
Limit your Presentation Time to between
63
Start With the Simplest When Presenting
69
Present New Information First
75
Strive for Positive Transfer
85
Use Metaphors to Enhance Transfer
92
APPENDIX
109
INDEX
123
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2009)

David A. Sousa, Ed.D., is an international consultant in educational neuroscience. He has made presentations to more than 200,000 educators at national conventions of educational organizations and has conducted workshops on brain research and science education in hundreds of school districts and colleges and universities across the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia.

Dr. Sousa has a bachelor s of science degree in chemistry from Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts, a master of arts in teaching degree in science from Harvard University, and a doctorate from Rutgers University. His teaching experience covers all levels. He has taught senior high school science, served as a K 12 director of science, supervisor of instruction, and district superintendent in New Jersey schools. Hewas an adjunct professor of education at Seton Hall University for ten years and a visiting lecturer at Rutgers University. He is past president of the National Staff Development Council (now Learning Forward) .

Dr. Sousa has edited science books and published numerous books and articles in leading educational journals on staff development, science education, and brain research. He has received awards from professional associations and school districts for his commitment and contributions to research, staff development, and science education. He received the Distinguished Alumni Award and an honorary doctorate in education from Bridgewater State University and an honorary doctorate in humane letters from Gratz College in Philadelphia.

He has been interviewed on the NBC "Today "show, by other television programs, and by National Public Radio about his work with schools using brain research.

He makes his home in south Florida.

Bibliographic information