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Fall 2020
5312 First Amendment - TURNER- 26455

Professor(s): Ronald Turner (Faculty In Memorium)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Constitutional and Criminal Law 

Time: 1:00p-2:30p  TTH  Location:  

Course Outline: This course surveys the free speech and press clauses and, if time permits, the religion clauses of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. Topics for discussion include political speech; artistic expression; commercial speech; time, place and manner restrictions; content versus content neutral regulations; and government speech. The course will emphasize the foundation, structure, and formulation of constitutional arguments and doctrines.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus revised 8/31/2020

Course Notes: DistanceEd  The instructor for this course has expressed a preference to operate the course as distance education. This means no physical classroom is assigned for this course. This also most likely means synchronous internet videoconferencing class sessions during the day(s) and time(s) when the course is scheduled to meet. However, other, more flexible modalities are possible, such as not using some of the scheduled class sessions to meet but instead supplementing with asynchronous distance education techniques. More details should be made available from the instructor via their syllabus or via other means as the start of the semester nears.


First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 12/11 1 - 4pm      

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election: Available

Course Materials (5/21/2020 10:03:08 AM)

Book(s) Required

The First Amendment (Aspen Casebook)
Author: Geoffrey R. Stone; Louis M. Seidman; Cass R. Sunstein; mark V. Tushnet; Pamela S. Karlan
Published: 02/03/2020
ISBN-13: 9781543807806