Communication and Law Division

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The Communication and Law Division membership reflects the diversity of study in communication and the law. Its chief goal is to advance the understanding of communication within legal contexts. Areas of membership interest include, but are not limited to, jury decision-making, pre-trial processes, interaction within the courtroom and/or the law office, mass communication, interviewing, alternative dispute resolution, negotiation, and legal rhetoric. We recognize the diversity of methods used in research and embrace study from a variety of areas of communication (e.g., argumentation, interpersonal, organizational, health, small group, etc.). It welcomes membership from academics, attorneys, trainers, consultants, and others with interest in the communication processes underlying law and litigation philosophy and practices. membership reflects the diversity of study in communication and the law. Its chief goal is to advance the understanding of communication within legal contexts. Areas of membership interest include, but are not limited to, jury decision-making, pre-trial processes, interaction within the courtroom and/or the law office, mass communication, interviewing, alternative dispute resolution, negotiation, and legal rhetoric. We recognize the diversity of methods used in research and embrace study from a variety of areas of communication (e.g., argumentation, interpersonal, organizational, health, small group, etc.). It welcomes membership from academics, attorneys, trainers, consultants, and others with interest in the communication processes underlying law and litigation philosophy and practices.


2023 Interest Group Leadership

  • Chair: Megan Lambertz-Berndt, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  • Vice Chair: Kelly McWhirter O'Donnell, University of Pittsburgh
  • Vice Chair-Elect: Edwin Lee
  • Immediate Past Chair: Hilary Rasmussen, University of Wisconsin-Parkside
  • Secretary: John Banister, University of Georgia

2023 NCA Positions

  • Legislative Assembly
    • Megan Lambertz-Berndt, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
    • Hilary Rasmussen, University of Wisconsin-Parkside
  • NCA Nominating Committee
    • Joe Sery, Christopher Newport University

CLD Membership (2013-2023) 

*Official count taken each January. 


109th Annual Convention -- National Harbor, MD -- November 16 - 19, 2023.

 

Convention Resources

  • CLD Call -- Deadline: Thursday, March 29, 2023 at 11:59 PM Pacific.
Award Calls
Business Meeting Minutes
Interest Group Election