Advanced Constitutional Law: New Issues in Speech and Press Freedom

Advanced Constitutional Law: New Issues in Speech and Press Freedom

Mx. Kendra Albert
Spring 2020 reading group
M 5:00pm - 7:00pm
1 classroom credit

Prerequisites: Constitutional Law: First Amendment or instructor permission

Exam Type: No Exam

We will explore significant challenges to long-standing treatments of speech rights in the face of social movements and technological change. Potential topics include state action doctrine, defamation law, hate speech, intermediary liability, the Espionage Act, and speech on campuses. U.S. federal constitutional law is the focus, but state constitutions, federal statutes, and comparative law will also provide resources. Each discussion will aim to combine doctrinal approaches with theory and explore the relationship of these new issues to First Amendment practice.

Note: This reading group will meet on the following dates: TBD

Subject Areas: Constitutional Law & Civil Rights, Legal & Political Theory, Human Rights