The First Amendment: Freedom of Speech and Press

Past Offerings

The First Amendment: Freedom of Speech and Press (7084): Introduction to the constitutional protections for freedom of speech, press, and expressive association. All the major Supreme Court cases dealing with issues such as incitement, libel, hate speech, obscenity, commercial speech, and campaign finance. There are no prerequisites, but a basic understanding of American government would be useful. This course is crosslisted in the university and undergraduates are eligible to take it. Elements used in grading: Law students will be evaluated based on class participation and a final exam. Non-law students will be evaluated on class participation, a midterm and final exam, and nonlaw students will participate in a moot court on a hypothetical case. Non-law students will also have an additional one hour discussion section each week led by a teaching assistant. Cross-listed with Communication (COMM 151, COMM 251) and Political Science (POLISCI 125P).

Sections

The First Amendment: Freedom of Speech and Press | LAW 7084 Section 01 Class #1158

  • 3 Units
  • Grading: Law Mand Pass Health Restr credit/Fail
  • 2019-2020 Winter
    Schedule No Longer Available
    • 1L: Winter Elective (Open to First-Year JD Students)
  • Exam:
    • Exam format to be determined
  • Exam:
      • One Day Take Home
      • Self Scheduled
    • Room: REMOTE (8 hrs)
    • @
  • Course Category:
    • Public Law

Notes: Cross-listed with Communication (COMM 151, COMM 251), Ethics in Society (ETHICSOC 151), and Political Science (POLISCI 125P). Meets at the Law School.

  • 2019-2020 Winter
    Schedule No Longer Available

The First Amendment: Freedom of Speech and Press (7084): Introduction to the constitutional protections for freedom of speech, press, and expressive association. All the major Supreme Court cases dealing with issues such as incitement, libel, hate speech, obscenity, commercial speech, and campaign finance. There are no prerequisites, but a basic understanding of American government would be useful. In addition to a final and midterm exam, students participate in a moot court on a hypothetical case. Elements used in grading: Class Participation, Midterm, Final Exam. Cross-listed with Communication (COMM 151, COMM 251) and Political Science (POLISCI 125P).

Sections

The First Amendment: Freedom of Speech and Press | LAW 7084 Section 01 Class #31520

  • 3 Units
  • Grading: Law Honors/Pass/Restrd Cr/Fail
  • 2018-2019 Spring
    Schedule No Longer Available
  • Exam:
    • Exam format to be determined
  • Exam:
      • One Day Take Home
      • Self Scheduled
    • Room: REMOTE
    • @
  • Course Category:
    • Public Law

Notes: Cross-listed with Communication (COMM 151, COMM 251) and Political Science (POLISCI 125P). Meets at the Law School.

  • 2018-2019 Spring
    Schedule No Longer Available
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