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L6229 Ideas of the First Amendment

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Course Limitations

Instructor Pre-requisites
None

Instructor Co-requisites
None

Recommended Courses
None

Other Limitations
None

Learning Outcome Goals

Primary Goals

  • (1) To identify and evaluate the basic principles, roughly eight in number, that dominate modern First Amendment doctrine;
  • (2) To study the art of making and criticizing complex arguments.

Secondary Goals

  • To appreciate the political and intellectual struggles, and the leading characters in those struggles, that gave rise to the modern law of freedom of speech.

General Information

Type: Lecture
Level: Upperclass
Additional Attributes: 1L-Elective, LLM NY Bar Exam Qualifier