Persuasion in Legal Writing -EthosCredibility and ethics of the advocate, obtained by demonstrating good will, respect & intelligence. -LogosThe logical content or substance of the argument. This is just one of the visuals that I use to teach persuasion techniques to students. I use this diagram to show my students that persuasion is based on these three primary forms of argumentation. I use primary colors to help solidify the lesson, i.e. all other colors of persuasion are blends of these three concepts. *This is part of the course that I teach based on Michael Smith’s book but I introduce the diagram and concepts in my 1L writing courses. It also shows up in other courses I teach (clinic, etc.). your upper level courses, whatever. -PathosAppealing to audience’s emotions, 1) setting the mood of the communication; 2) and possibly also by making the audience feel a specific emotion.