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Department of Communication Studies

Legal Communication

Law is fundamentally a profession about research and communication. The practice of law involves
researching case law, constructing arguments and persuading others. It demands the ability to clearly
construct, present and critically analyze arguments.

For a more detailed course outline, click here.

 

Core Courses

COMM 320: Theories of Human Communication (3 hrs)

COMM 330: Rhetoric in Western Thought (3 hrs)

COMM 431: Criticism of Public Discourse (3 hrs)

or

COMM 433: Communication Research Methods (3 hrs)

COMM 550: Senior Colloquium (3 hrs)

or

COMM 551: Senior Honors Thesis (3 hrs)

Total: 12 hours


Legal Communication Courses (Choose 12 hours)

COMM 260: Intro to Trial Advocacy (3 hrs)

COMM 325: Argumentation and Debate (3 hrs)

COMM 326: Small Group Discussion Methods (3 hrs)

COMM 430: Freedom of Speech (3 hrs)

COMM 460: Advanced Trial Advocacy (3 hrs)

COMM 475: Legal Communication (3 hrs) ***REQUIRED***

COMM 526: Persuasion (3 hrs)

COMM 525: Argumentation Theory (3 hrs)

Total: 12 hours


Electives

15 hours of additional COMM courses


Additional Requirements

3 hours must be at the 500 level or above (in addition to COMM 550 or COMM 551)