Lawyers need an understanding of media law, whether they represent clients on media law matters or find themselves involved in a high-profile case or issue. The course will focus on defamation, invasion of privacy, information gathering (including state and federal FOIA and open meetings acts), protection of news sources, and free press and fair trial issues. Other topics will include obscenity, broadcasting, and commercial speech with a focus on attorney speech. Students will gain practical experience by drafting pleadings, memoranda and letters and learning how to effectively work with the press.
Course Section Description
This course will satisfy the Skills or Drafting Requirement