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Professor Carol Anderson to lecture on Opening Statements at Federal Public Defender’s Conference on Friday, April 6

Professor Carol Anderson

Professor Carol Anderson

Professor Carol Anderson, an award-winning teacher and scholar who specializes in litigation and trial advocacy, will present a lecture on “How to Persuade Jurors in Opening Statements and Beyond” at the annual Federal Criminal Practice Seminar hosted by the Federal Public Defenders Office in Asheville on Friday, April 6.
She will focus on many of the concepts discussed in her latest book, Inside Jurors’ Minds:  The Hierarchy of Juror Decision-Making.  The conference is open to federal public defenders and CJA panel attorneys throughout North and South Carolina.  Professor Anderson will be joined for part of the lecture by Professor Mark Rabil, state assistant capital defender and acting director of the Wake Forest Innocence and Justice Clinic.
Professor Anderson is a Fellow of the American Bar Association.  She received the Richard S. Jacobson Award for Excellence in Teaching Trial Advocacy from the Roscoe Pound Foundation of the American Trial Lawyers Association (now the American Association for Justice).  The Trial Practice Program that she directs received the American College of Trial Lawyer’s Emil Gumpert Award for Excellence in Teaching Trial Advocacy.  This national award included a $50,000 cash prize.  Professor Anderson also received the Charles L. Becton Award Trial Advocacy Teaching from the NC Advocates for Justice; and the Chief Justice Joseph Branch Teaching Award from Wake Forest Law School.  Her other books include North Carolina Trial Practice and Anderson on Advocacy, published by Lexis Nexis.