LAW Protection of Personality
Civil Rights/Liberties: General
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Protection of Personality
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[ Academia ] [ Litigation ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] Civil Rights/Liberties: General
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[ Academia ] [ Litigation ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] as a Key Elective : Students interested in civil liberty issues and the protection of those rights should consider taking one or more courses in constitutional law and individual rights. This course considers the range of tort remedies available to protect interests in privacy and reputation, together with the range of constitutional defenses to these tort claims.
General course Description:
This course will examine the theoretical foundations and common law development of the range of tort remedies designed to afford protection to the interests in personality. Defamation, the right of privacy, and claims of emotional distress and harassment will receive particular attention, along with the constitutional defenses to these claims, based on the First Amendment, which have arisen since the mid-1960's.
Course Style: A Substantive course teaches the law, theory, and policy in a particular area of law
Course Frequency: Varied, check w/ registrar