Oral Argument: How to Answer the Unexpected Question

Stewart Edelstein
No matter how many hypothetical questions you conjure up in preparing for oral argument, you cannot come up with all possibilities.

No matter how many hypothetical questions you conjure up in preparing for oral argument, you cannot come up with all possibilities.

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You prepared diligently for your oral argument. Now, you’re in the middle of your argument when—BAM!—you get hit with a question you did not expect. What do you do?

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