Table 1

Main Ideas and Implications Derived From Certain Scholars

AuthorsObservational IdeasImplications
Schubert et al.8Courtroom work is face-to-face interaction; a form of political behaviorEmphasis is on being persuasive and winning the debate Less important is clarification Oral testimony is observable and therefore deserves extensive study so that we learn to testify better
Johnson et al.9 Roberts10Oral arguments in the Supreme Court matterElite decision-makers can be influenced by those presenting arguments to them Quality of the oral argument and the credibility of the presenter determine impact/influence
Maher11Notions derived from communications disciplineDevelop a story for the juryPresent the story orally and visually