Comparative Freedom of Speech Law Seminar

Information Introduction

Section 1, Spring 25

Schedule Information

Enrollment: /15
Credits: 3
Days Time Room Start Date End Date


1540-1740 WB116

Course Description

This course will explore freedom of expression from a comparative law and international human rights perspective. It will first introduce the philosophical foundations of free speech and compare the American free speech tradition with others, such as Germany, Israel, Japan, France, and the United Kingdom. Substantive topics will include defamation, privacy law, hate speech, obscenity, commercial speech, and seditious speech.

Course Requirements

Exam Information

Final Type (if any): None

Description: None

Written Work Product

Students are required to submit a substantial research paper via EXPO by noon on May 8, 2025 (day before last day of exam period).

Other Course Details

Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None

Exclusive With: None

Laptops Allowed: Yes

First Day Attendance Required: No

Course Resources: To be announcedl

Graduation Requirements

Satisfies Understanding Bias/Racism/Cross-Cultural Competency requirement: Yes

Satisfies Writing Requirement: Yes

Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No

Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

Additional Course Information

Schedule No.: 125210235

Modified Type: ABA Seminar

Cross Listed: No

Waitlist Count: 0

Concentrations: Constitutional Law , Democracy and Civil Rights , International and Comparative

Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Sunday, April 13, 12:01 AM

Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, April 27, 11:59 PM

Information reflected on this page was last refreshed at: Friday, July 19, 2024 - 7:02 AM *

*During open enrollment periods, live enrollment data may be found in SIS.