Group discussion presentations


i) to prepare a brief (7 - 10 minute) answer to the question[s] posed and to be prepared to explain and defend your answer
ii) to present this answer in a way that will encourage discussion by the class as a whole
iii) but do not just summarize the articles/cases under discussion

There will be two 'panels' or 'groups' presenting distinct or opposed cases on each topic.


1. accuracy in presenting the relevant views of others

2. clarity in your own argument

3. imagination in your argument, and the appropriate use of examples

4. the oral presentation itself (dynamism, intonation, avoiding distracting mannerisms, etc.)

5. ability to stimulate discussion

6. ability to answer questions persuasively

All members of the same side will receive the same grade.