Communicating in the courtroom

“My Communication Studies degree has really given me an edge when it comes to trial work,” Schenk says. “Some of my favorite classes were Studies in Persuasion and Advanced Public Speaking, which taught me both the psychology and practical skills behind being a great presenter. Understanding what persuasive techniques work and why, and appreciating the ethical implications behind our speech has given me a level of comfort in court and in front of juries that I know I wouldn't have without my degree.”

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