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COMM 121

This course introduces students to basic forms of communication in the context of the legal profession: written and oral, formal and informal. Students acquire the skills they need to express themselves clearly and concisely in a legal context. Emphasis is placed on developing the rudiments of good writing and legal analysis. Students learn the principles of law office correspondence, memos, reports and summarizing and paraphrase. Students develop active and engaged listening skills to ensure their success in the field of law. Oral, non-verbal, and intercultural communication skills are accentuated. Further, students explore foundational research principles and develop skills related to specialized legal research.