L8067 S. The Defense Of Freedom Of Expression Around The World: The Role Of The Advocate

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Course Limitations

Instructor Pre-requisites
None

Instructor Co-requisites
None

Recommended Courses
We recommend that students have a background understanding of: (i) the human rights framework post WW2; (ii) the right to freedom of expression; (iii) the fundaments of international law.

Other Limitations
None

Learning Outcome Goals

Primary Goals

  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in freedom of expression law as applied and practiced outside of the United States
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in the issues of practice that infuse free speech litigation advocacy: marshalling evidence of free speech violations for legal proceedings; statutory and regulatory analysis; the relationship between national and international law, the importance of factors such as forum, governing law, legal and popular culture in undertaking strategic human rights litigation.
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in the ethical considerations for advocates appearing in, or journalists covering, freedom of expression cases.
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in skills in oral advocacy; legal writing and drafting, legal research, working collaboratively, case theory and litigation strategy.

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