Constitutional Law II: Freedom of Speech and Press (Hybrid Class)

Section 1SP, Spring 21

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 76/76
Credits: 3
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • MW
  • 0930-1040
  • Pavilion (CLY103)
01/25/2021 04/28/2021

Course Description

The central theme of the course is the Supreme Court's determination of the scope of First Amendment expressive freedoms throughout the 20th century and into the 21st. Topics include prior restraint, seditious speech, defamation, campaign finance regulation, "low value" speech, hate speech, obscenity, child pornography, and commercial advertising.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): Flex
Description: Flex exam at end of semester.

Written Work Product
Written Work Product:

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: (Constitutional Law (6001)) Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Resources: Choper & Schauer, The First Amendment: Cases—Comments—Questions (7th ed.): https://www.amazon.com/First-Amendment-Cases-Comments-Questions-American-Casebook-dp-1642426857/dp/1642426857/ref=dp_ob_title_bk
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

Schedule No.
121218430
Law No.
LAW8004
Modified Type
Lecture
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Friday, April 16, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, May 02, 11:59 PM
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