Actor Training for the Legal Profession
In their professional lives, lawyers often require something beyond what they learned at university: how to communicate effectively, and how to put on a convincing ‘performance’ in court.
Laws of Acting is a diversity-sensitive training using elements of different acting methods to develop key ‘soft skills’ - rhetoric, body language and emotional management - integral for a convincing legal performance. The course aims to foster a confident and effective use of voice and a precise physical expression. Participants are trained in how to perceive and manage their own mental state, as well as how to deal with those of others, and to be able to react adeptly in emotionally-charged professional situations. Predominantly the course is about reflecting on one’s own behaviour in a playful, creative way, and experimenting with new methods and pathways towards professional excellence.
Dr. Ralf Räuker
works internationally as a theatre lecturer and acting trainer/teacher
2011 PhD - Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
1988 - 90 Postgraduate state scholarship, Berlin
1981 - 85 Diploma Acting, University of the Arts, Berlin
is a jurist and is in charge of Laws of Acting
2016 second Staatsexamen
2013 first Staatsexamen – Freie Universität Berlin
2010-13 Scholar in the German National Academic Foundation
It is the foremost quality of an inspiring actor to be present in the moment, to listen, to see and to take action, empowered by the total awareness of oneself and others in the performance space. An actor’s stage performance and its inherent demands are in essence absolutely comparable to the typical challenges faced by those in the legal profession.