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UT Law School Classes - Spring 2013

Mass Media Law

Instructor: Anderson, D Credits: 3 Course ID: 341M Unique #28905
     Day    Time   Location
   Tuesday 10:30 am - 11:20 am JON 5.206
   Wednesday 10:30 am - 11:20 am JON 5.206
   Thursday 10:30 am - 11:20 am JON 5.206
Exam Type    Test Date Time      Name Range Regular Room Extegrity Room
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Description
This course covers a sampling of the legal problems that are generated by the activities of the mass media, including some first amendment theory and history, restraints on publication, invasion of privacy, restrictions on access to information, commercial speech, government speech, regulation of advertising, and regulation of broadcast journalism.  It is part common law (e.g., defamation), part statutory (e.g., freedom of information acts), and part regulatory (e.g., Federal Communications Commission), with strands of first amendment and state constitutional law running throughout. 

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