Discussion (1L): The State of Democratic Discourse

Past Offerings

Discussion (1L): The State of Democratic Discourse (241J): This group will be devoted to candid discussion about the current state of public discourse both nationally and in universities, focusing especially on misinformation and intimidation. We will use Jonathan Rauch's new book, The Constitution of Knowledge: A Defense of Truth ((Brookings 2021) as a springboard for discussion. The great strength of this book is that it addresses threats to democratic discourse from all sides of the political spectrum. We will talk about the role of social media, traditional media, politicians (including former President Trump), as well as law schools, students, and faculty. Elements used in grading: Full attendance, reading of assigned materials, and active participation. The seminar will meet four times during the Fall quarter. The class will meet 6:30-9:00pm, September 20, October 18, November 1, November 15.

Sections

Discussion (1L): The State of Democratic Discourse | LAW 241J Section 01 Class #42778

  • 1 Units
  • Grading: Law Mandatory P/R/F
  • 2021-2022 Autumn
    Schedule No Longer Available
  • Enrollment Limitations: Consent
    • 1L: Mandatory (First-Year Required Course)
  • Learning Outcomes Addressed:
    • LO1 - Substantive and Procedural Law
    • LO2 - Legal Analysis and Reasoning
    • LO7 - Professional Skills

Notes: The class will meet 6:30-9:00pm, September 20, October 18, November 1, November 15.

  • 2021-2022 Autumn
    Schedule No Longer Available
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