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CmprtvPers-1st Amndmnt Law (LAW-795CM-001)

Meets: 01:00 PM - 02:50 PM (TH) - Room 627

Enrolled: 11 / Limit: 18


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This seminar course will examine the approaches of different legal systems to protection of rights guaranteed by the 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, including freedom of religion, assembly, speech, and press. A research paper on a topic chosen by students and approved by the professor will serve as the basis for 80% of the grade; the remaining 20% of the grade will be based on class participation. (To avoid undue overlap with Comparative Media Law, less emphasis will be placed on freedom of the press than on other freedoms protected by the 1st Amendment.) Papers are not due until the end of April.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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Norman Dorsen, et al., "Comparative Constitutionalism Cases and Materials,” 2nd ed., (West, 2010) ISBN: 978-0-314-17946-3; Alan Brownstein, “Global Issues in Freedom of Speech and Religion,” (West 2009) ISBN: 978-0-314-18454-2.

First Class Readings

Class #1 Tues., Jan. 10 Global Issues “supplement” (“Supp.”), p. 116-146; Excerpts from Constitutions of Federated States of Micronesia, Mexico, and Saudi Arabia (to be posted on course website on “mylaw”; Comparative Constitutionalism textbook (“CC”), p. 1015-1017


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