Course Description

First Amendment Seminar - LAW937
2 Credits

This seminar offers an introduction to the law regarding freedom of speech and freedom of the press. The class concentrates on the importance of freedom of expression; the nature of “speech;” freedom of speech in public and private places; the relevance of the audience in determining the right of freedom of expression; censorship and permissible restrictions on freedom of expression; vagueness and overbreadth in applicable legislation; prior restraint; and symbolic speech. (Prerequisite: Constitutional Law. Corequisite: Constitutional Law II.)