Communication and Culture | Rhetoric, Law, Culture
C321 | 1063 | Wiethoff

C321 introduces a variety of principles and techniques of legal
rhetoric.  You will study principles and techniques that are
theoretically suitable for the speech of lawyers, judges, and other
participants in the justice system.  You will compare these
theoretical guidelines with the legal speech in famous American cases.
Successful completion of C321 means that you can identify and explain
rhetorical principles and techniques in two written examinations, as
well as compose opening statements and closing arguments.

Required Text:

Gerald R. Hauser.  An Introduction to Rhetorical Theory (2002)

Required Website Readings:

[click on "Courtroom & Trial Procedure"]

[click on "Closing/Opening Statement"] [click on "Faculty"]
[click on the "Bio" option for Douglas O. Linder]

[click on the "Famous Trials" opt
[click on the relevant trial]