Media Law

Law 269






This course is essentially an advanced torts and constitutional law class that focuses the wide range of legal and policy issues relating to communications media, including newspapers, broadcasters, cable, social media, search engines, and digital media more generally. We will address the core concepts of freedom of expression and their application to a variety of news gathering and publication contexts. After discussing the role of the press as the "Fourth Estate," we will cover topics such as defamation law, invasions of privacy, access to government information and judicial proceedings, "fake news," the reporter's privilege, and restrictions on the disclosure of national security information. 

First Amendment
Media Law Practicum
Privacy Law
Privacy Law Seminar
Cyberspace Law
Intellectual Property (including Trademarks and Copyright)
Trademark Practice
National Security Law

Mandatory: None

Recommended: First Amendment

M. Papandrea

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