LAW Constitutional Law: Freedom of Speech
Civil Rights/Liberties: General
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Constitutional Law: Freedom of Speech
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[ Academia ] [ Litigation ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] Civil Rights/Liberties: General
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[ Academia ] [ Litigation ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] as a Key Elective for those interested in Constitutional Law : An in-depth understanding of First Amendment law is an obvious choice for future civil rights lawyers. The exercise of constitutionally protected speech is often a key component in civil rights cases.
General course Description:
A survey of First Amendment law, including a close study of text, the drafting and ratification process, and the development of modern First Amendment theory. The course will explore the multiple participants in the speech process, including the speaker, hearer, publisher, target and regulator, and ask why the law favors certain participants over others. The evolution of Supreme Court case law will be analyzed historically, with special emphasis on the relationship between free speech and democracy,
Course Style: A Substantive course teaches the law, theory, and policy in a particular area of law
Course Frequency: Offered once a year