This article examines the study of communication and law, particularly upon one aspect of legal preparation where effective communication skills are crucial, trial advocacy. Instead of relying on experimental research designs that typically employ mock trials, the present investigation queried practicing lawyers about the role of communication in the everyday conduct of trial procedures. Through survey interviews, the benefits of a communication education become apparent in this study. Furthermore, as the interdisciplinary appeal of communication studies becomes enhanced in this area, justification for curriculum development becomes evident.
Condra, M., & Hudson, C. (1996). The study of communication as preparation for law school: A survey interview study. Journal of the Association for Communication Administration, 25(3), 155–166.