“Vocal fry” discussion October 18

You are invited to join the first Facebook chat sponsored by the peer-edited journal Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD. This chat will feature live chat-based discussion of Professor Michael Higdon’s forthcoming article, Oral Advocacy and Vocal Fry: The Unseemly, Sexist Side of Nonverbal Persuasion. Professor Susie Salmon of Arizona Law will moderate the discussion featuring Professor Higdon. His forthcoming article is currently posted as a preview on Law360 here: https://www.law360.com/…/841771/oral-advocacy-and-vocal-fry-

The discussion will take place on Tuesday, October 18, at 3pm Eastern time. To join the discussion, please log into Facebook and request to join the LC&R Discussion Group here: http://bit.ly/LCRJALWD. You may join the Group at any time in advance of the discussion.

The best way to participate is to start by reading Professor Higdon’s article. (An early draft was covered in a Listen Like a Lawyer post here.)

Then submit your questions and be prepared to discuss the article with Professors Higdon and Salmon and others during the discussion. Professor Salmon will guide the questions and Professor Higdon will be on hand to share his thoughts and interact with other participants. You can submit your questions for the discussion to Professor Salmon and Abigail Patthoff at salmon@email.arizona.edu and patthoff@chapman.edu before the end of the day on October 14, 2016.

The Group invites participation by lawyers, law professors, professors from communications and other fields, legal professionals, law students, and anyone with an interest in law and legal communication. It is a forum for the free exchange of ideas with civility and mutual respect.

We look forward to kicking off these discussions October 18.


Abigail Patthoff


Jennifer Romig

LC&R Social Media Editors

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