New York Law School's Visual Persuasion Project Launches Web Site
New Site Is First to Showcase ‘Best
Practices’ in the Visual Litigation Services
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New York, January 5, 2006 --- In an era
when most people receive news and entertainment from television and the
Internet, lawyers are learning to adapt similar visual techniques for
effective communication with judges, juries, and the public.
Persuasion Project, founded and directed by Professor Richard K. Sherwin,
explores the increasing role played by visual and multimedia tools in
contemporary legal practice. Professor Sherwin and the Visual Persuasion
Project have now announced the launch of the Project’s Web site, www.nyls.edu/visualpersuasion.
This site is the first, and to date the only, to showcase “best
practices” in the visual litigation services field. The site
features a broad range of visual products, from 2-D and 3-D animations to
accident reenactments, day-in-the-life documentaries, settlement
brochures, montages, and other innovative visual products.
Users of the Visual Persuasion Web site may choose among four main
- Visual Litigation and Litigation Service Providers, featuring best
practices in visual persuasion inside the courtroom;
- Visual Legal Training, including new law teaching tools and
methodologies in real and virtual classrooms;
- Law and Popular Culture, featuring new scholarly approaches to law
and pop culture; and
- Recent Media Events, presenting law-related developments in the
visual mass media.
“Each of these windows onto the practice, theory, and teaching of
law in contemporary society informs the other,” said Professor
Sherwin. “Traveling through one portal into another makes vivid the
interpenetration of law and popular culture.”
The goal of the Visual Persuasion Project is to promote a better
understanding of the practice, theory, and teaching of law in the current
screen-dominated, pervasively visual, digital era. The Project was formed
to study and advance the cultivation of critical visual intelligence, to
inspire creative visualizations of evidence, case narratives, policy
analysis, and legal argumentation, and to help lawyers, judges, law
students, and the lay public integrate new visual tools into more
traditional—that is, textual and verbal—approaches to legal
For more information about the Visual Persuasion Project, visit www.nyls.edu/visualpersuasion
or contact Professor Richard Sherwin at email@example.com.
Founded in 1891, New York
School is the second oldest
independent law school in the United
States. Drawing on its location near the
centers of law, government, and finance in New York City, its faculty of
noted and prolific scholars has built the school’s curricular
strength in the areas of tax law, labor and employment law, civil and
human rights law, media and information law, urban legal studies,
international and comparative law, and interdisciplinary fields such as
legal history and legal ethics. New
School has more than 11,000
graduates and enrolls some 1500 students in its full- and part-time J.D.
program. It is one of only two law schools in the metropolitan area to
offer the Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation.