Spring 2022 Course Schedule

Constitutional Law: 1st Amendment (LAW-605-001)
Stephen Wermiel

Meets: 06:00 PM - 07:20 PM (TuTh) - Yuma - Room Y402

Enrolled: 53 / Limit: 55

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The history and a contemporary interpretation of this amendment. Completes a survey of basic constitutional law begun in LAW-503.

The course surveys the First Amendment as it protects freedom of expression and freedom of religion. The reading and discussion will focus primarily on freedom of speech and the many contexts in which it arises, very briefly on freedom of the press, and finally on the protection for religion that is provided by the Establishment Clause and Free Exercise Clause.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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The textbook for the course will be:- THE FIRST AMENDMENT: Cases-Comments-Questions, 7th Edition By Jesse H. Choper and Frederick Schauer, West Academic Publishing ISBN: 9781642426854

Additional occasional required reading materials may be added on the CANVAS site under the date of the particular class. The class will be notified when there are new cases added.

First Class Readings

Tuesday, Jan. 11 p. 3-28; early cases and emerging doctrine

Thursday, Jan. 13 p. 30 (section C) –42, p. 43 (Note 4) —54; doctrine continues to evolve, modern Brandenburg test


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