Professional Actor

Law Enforcement

Paul Morella, Actor


A unique aspect of the Trial Advocacy Program course curriculum is the classroom contribution of a professional actor. Paul Morella has performed professionally in regional theatre, film, and television for over 25 years. He has been a member of the Program's adjunct faculty for more than ten years.

Mr. Morella provides instruction to all of the civil and criminal trial advocacy classes on techniques to improve communication and persuasive skills. He discusses and demonstrates for students the effective use of body language, upward and downward voice inflections, and the power of silence. He observes and critiques each student's presentation of an opening, closing, or witness examination.

Professor Morella received glowing reviews from the Washington Post of his performance in "Underneath the Lintel"