Prepare to defend the First Amendment, represent major media companies, teach or perform legal analysis in communications. Join a dual degree program of two complementary and distinct curriculums to gain powerful skills in media and law.
Earning dual media and law degrees is a forward-thinking choice for students interested in a rapidly evolving industry. Offered through the School of Law and College of Information and Communications, the combination degree program prepares you to represent and manage strategic communications for many types of clients using the tools and language of the legal system.
Graduate not only with the legal knowledge but with the capacity to analyze and advise on communications decisions.
Combining law and media degrees opens doors for leadership roles in media and communications.
Take advantage of two great networks and the ability to differentiate yourself in a competitive job market.
Earn two prestigious degrees in less time while also enjoying a cost savings thanks to shared credits between programs.
What You’ll Study
Prepare for careers that combine professional legal knowledge with advanced communications principles and strategies. Study mass communication methods, marketing, public relations, media economics and media law. Perform legal research, analysis and writing. Practice court procedures, and work a professional communications practicum in a media organization.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Promoting or defending a cause or issue often using awareness, education and policy change
Interpreting and applying laws and regulations to specific situations or issues
Breaking down complex problems or situations to identify patterns, connections and solutions
Creating clear, concise and persuasive legal documents, such as contracts, briefs or pleadings
Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression
Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
- Communications Director
- Public Relations Executive
- Communications Strategist
- Communications Analyst
- Law Practice
- Legal Services