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    10.03.17 Prof. Heidi Brown Book Talk: The Introverted Lawyer
    Heidi Brown

    Tuesday, October 3
    6 to 7:30 p.m.

    Brooklyn Law School
    Subotnick Center
    250 Joralemon Street
    Brooklyn, NY

    RSVP online before Friday, September 29

    The Introverted Lawyer: A Seven-Step Journey Toward Authentically Empowered Advocacy

    A Conversation with Author Heidi K. Brown
    Director of Legal Writing and Associate Professor of Law
    Brooklyn Law School

    About the Book
    While naturally loquacious law professors, law students, lawyers, and judges thrive in a world dominated by the Socratic question-and-answer method and rapid-fire oral discourse, quiet thinkers and writers can be sidelined. The Introverted Lawyer illuminates the valuable gifts that introverted, shy, and socially anxious individuals bring to the legal profession—including active listening, deep thinking, empathy, impactful legal writing, creative problem-solving, and thoughtful communication.

    About the Author
    Heidi K. Brown is a graduate of The University of Virginia School of Law, a law professor at Brooklyn Law School, and a former litigator in the construction industry. Having struggled with extreme public speaking anxiety and the perceived pressure to force an extroverted persona throughout law school and nearly two decades of law practice, she finally embraced her introversion and quiet nature as a powerful asset in teaching and practicing law. She is the author of a two-volume legal writing book series The Mindful Legal Writer, the winner of a Global Legal Skills award for her work in helping law students overcome public speaking anxiety in the context of the Socratic Method and oral arguments, and she was appointed to the Fulbright Specialist roster to teach English legal writing in international law schools. Heidi champions the power of quiet law students and lawyers to be profoundly impactful advocates in their authentic voices.

    Michael D. Grohman '83
    Head of the New York Office and Chair of the Wealth Planning Practice Group, Duane Morris LLP

    Joseph Bankman
    Ralph M. Parsons Professor of Law and Business
    Stanford Law School

    Copies of The Introverted Lawyer (ABA Publishing 2017) will be available for purchase.

    Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Law, Language and Cognition

The Introverted Lawyer

Watch: Book launch for Professor Heidi Brown, Director of the Legal Writing Program and author of The Introverted Lawyer: A Seven-Step Journey Toward Authentically Empowered Advocacy