Communication, Law and Social Justice




This course will introduce students to the role that written, oral, and multi-media communications play in the development of American law and policy, with a focus on social issues and movements. Using as case studies movements for racial equity, criminal justice reform, immigrant rights, gender equity, and economic opportunity, we will explore how change agents on multiple sides have used strategic framing and messaging, communications campaigns, and art and culture to influence - and in some instances transform - relevant law and policy. We will also examine how communication principles apply to U.S. Supreme Court advocacy. And we will study the ethical rules and parameters that regulate attorneys' communications regarding pending litigation and broader legal advocacy.


Additional Information

Faculty: Alan Jenkins
Semester: Full Fall Term
Time: Thurs, Fri, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. ET
HLS 2844