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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.

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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)


COMM 433: Communication Research Methods (3 hrs)

COMM 550: Senior Colloquium (3 hrs)


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 431: Criticism of Public Discourse (3 hrs)

COMM 460: Advanced Trial Advocacy (3 hrs)

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

COMM 525: Argumentation Theory (3 hrs)

COMM 526: Persuasion (3 hrs)

Total: 12 hours


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)



Why Communication Studies?

Quick Facts

Degrees:  Bachelors of Arts or Bachelors of Science
Areas of Study:

Political Communication

Organizational Communication

Legal Communciation

Relational Communication


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