2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jun 20, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Litigation and Advocacy Certificate


College of Community Innovation and Education
Department of Legal Studies
Dr. Phillips Academic Commons (DPAC) - UCF Downtown, 430

407-823-1670
legalstudies@ucf.edu

College of Sciences
Nicholson School of Communication and Media

Program Academic Advisor: Mrs. Kristal Johnson
k.johnson@ucf.edu

Nicholson Academic Student Services Center (NASSC)
407-823-2681
nassc@ucf.edu
 
Students who obtain a certificate in Litigation and Advocacy will have the practical, working understanding of legal advocacy as well as public speaking skills that are equally relevant in the courtroom and the workplace. Students will be better versed in critical thinking, argumentation, and the relationships between legal and social advocacy. The knowledge and skills they will develop in gathering evidence, developing arguments, and understanding diverse populations will help them become more marketable, both as potential law students as well as communication professionals. 

Admission Requirements

  • None 

Certificate Requirements 

  • Students are required to take courses as specified below and to declare the Certificate. 

Prerequisite Courses 

  • Students must satisfy each course’s prerequisites before enrolling in the class. 

 

Required Courses (9 Credit Hours)


Students must satisfy the prerequisites, if any, for each course before enrolling in the class. 

Restricted Electives (6 Credit Hours)


Students must satisfy the prerequisites, if any, for each course before enrolling in the class.

Additional Information


Foreign Language Requirements

  • None

Total Semester Hours Required

  • 15

Other Requirements

  • A minimum overall GPA of 2.0 is required in courses used to satisfy the certificate.
  • No credit by exam (TSD, Military credit) may be used.
  • Internship or Independent Study credit cannot be used toward the certificate.
  • At least 12 hours used in the program must be earned at UCF.