Contemporary Issues in Freedom of Speech and Press (7730)

Course Memo

This course will provide an overview of the constitutional principles, laws and regulations regarding free speech and press issues with an emphasis on content-based restrictions on speech (such as defamation and privacy) and the gathering of news (such as access rights, news gathering torts, confidential sources, free press and fair trial issues and developing technologies). The course will also consider cutting edge issues involving free speech and press and address whether the current body of law adequately addresses these issues.

Course Section Description

Paper or exam. Students who have completed at least 27 credit hours may use these course to satisfy their Upper-Level Writing Requirement. Students must also take the Upper-Level Writing Workshop, 5550.