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: Please refer to the Spring 2021 Exam Schedule
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.