Prerequisites: This course draws on a background of US history and constitutional history. Students who are unsure of their preparedness are encouraged to check with the instructor before enrolling. In addition, JD students who have taken other courses covering some of this material should seek permission before enrolling.
Exam Type: In Class
This course deals primarily with the First Amendment speech and religion clauses. These will be related to the press, assembly and petitioning clauses. The relation of First Amendment doctrine to campaign finance, lobbying and commercial regulation will be considered.
The course will be taught through lectures and discussion, including cold calling. The textbook will be Sullivan and Feldman, Seventh Edition and supplementary materials (2019) (this is a line-for-line extract from the new Sullivan and Feldman, Constitutional Law-Twentieth edition(2019); to get page numbers in that volume, add 930)