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Spring 2023
5312 First Amendment - SALIB- 17875

Professor(s): Peter Salib (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Constitutional and Criminal Law 

Time: 10:30a-12:00p  MW  Location: 310 

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

Course Notes: (Face-to-Face)   The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. For this instruction mode, instructors and students are expected to normally be physically present in the classroom. If the course has a final examination, it will be in a classroom requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid-term exam, may also be in a classroom. Whether this instructor will offer “remote presence” (starting a zoom meeting from the podium computer to enable student remote access on an occasional basis) for part or all of the semester is not known, but students should not rely on an expectation that remote presence will be available

Prerequisites:  

First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: Take home exam      

This course will have:
Exam:
Paper:


Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA: No (no more than 1/3 of the class sessions have the instructor separated from all students via technology)

Pass-Fail Student Election: Available

Course Materials

Book(s) Required

Course Materials: The First Amendment, Sixth Edition, by Stone et al., Wolters Kluwer, 2020. ISBN: 9781543807806