This Article describes the role of communication exercises in transactional law and skills education, and provides several examples of such exercises. After a discussion of fundamental differences between communication in the context of litigation and transactional law, the Article discusses exercises designed to improve written communication skills, including the use of e-mail, in the context of transactional law. It follows with a similar discussion of exercises focusing on oral communication skills, including listening, interviewing, counseling, negotiation, and presentations. The Article concludes with examples of exercises combining oral and written communication skills in the context of simulated transactions.
Eric J. Gouvin, Katherine M. Koops, James E. Moliterno, Carol E. Morgan, and Carol D. Newman, Teaching Communication Skills in Transactional Simulations, 20 TENN. J. BUS. L. 429 (2019).