Final Argument is in the Jury Room

Published on August 24th, 2012 | by Trey Cox

The purpose of closing is to teach “your” jurors-that is, the jurors who are on your side-how to deal with and argue with the other jurors in the struggle that lies immediately ahead, so that the [&hellip... Read More


Persuading the Jury: Closing = Summation + Final Argument

Published on July 27th, 2012 | by Trey Cox

Although we use the phrases “closing,” “summation,” and “final argument” almost interchangeably, the terms are different. The difference between “summation” and “final argument” is more than semantic. As James McElhaney noted: Summation … is what must [&hellip... Read More

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