MDAR 465 Litigation Public Relations

The court of public opinion has no written rules and constantly issues different decisions. This course examines communication strategies and tactics in situations in which litigation is expected, pending, or already filed. Students examine high-profile cases or situations and assess communication strategy, discuss the role of crisis communications in the litigation strategy, and determine how best to communicate complex issues. Students learn to communicate relevant messages to the various publics, keeping in mind the legal and ethical constraints of the law.