First Amendment Seminar



SLN #: 26741
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 023
Credit Hours: 2/3
Instructor(s): Weinstein

Course Description:
The first few sessions will be spent reading basic cases on free speech prepared by the instructor. The seminar will then cover topics in free speech to be selected by the class and the instructor. Suggested topics include regulation of hate speech and hate crimes, campus codes, a detailed examination of the Supreme Court's obscenity doctrine, recent attempts to regulate pornography not qualifying as obscene, free speech implications of regulating sexually harassing speech in the workplace, and First Amendment obstacles to campaign financing reform.

Sessions at the end of the semester will be devoted to discussions of drafts or outlines of student papers.

Attendance is mandatory.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2/3
Grading Option: Pass/Fail Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: Yes, With Instructor's Approval*
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes*
Skills Requirement: No
Note: Only one of the above listed requirements can be fulfilled with this course.
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Mandatory
Online Course Site: None