Lecturer, Fall 2014
J.D., McGeorge Law School, Sacramento
Teaching area: The development of persuasive, professional speaking and writing skills for business, as well as critical thinking protocols to optimize decision-making.
Brian Kennedy is an attorney, focusing on criminal defense. He has his own law practice in San Diego. He has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, San Diego, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of the Pacific. Brian is also the head rugby coach at UCSD.
He employs cognitive restructuring techniques to increase students’ self-confidence and skills for professional presentations. He also applies a series of six steps to improve students’ writing abilities, regardless of their initial capabilities. He uses critical analysis techniques developed by Daniel Kahneman and other established figures in the field to enhance students’ realization of how they think. This is achieved through case studies, simulations, position analyses and other challenges that prepare them for their careers.