Communications Law

Section 1, Spring 19

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 17/21
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course addresses the field of electronic communications, with particular emphasis on current issues facing the Federal Communications Commission. Major themes of the course include how to manage a "scarce" resource, the conflict between competition and monopoly, the conflict between open markets and regulation, the conflict between free speech and regulation, and the conflict between different regulators.

Course Requirements

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

Final Type (if any): None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students will be required to submit 3 short papers (approx. 8-10 pages each).

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: Upper-level student status required (2L, 3L, LLM). Constitutional Law and/or Administrative Law are recommended pre- or co-requisites, but neither is required to enroll in the course. Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Notes: In addition to the papers, class participation is a component in grading.

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.

General Information

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Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
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