Communication, Law, and Power
This course considers the nature of law and its relationship to social, institutional, political, and personal communication arenas. Specifically, the course examines law as a conditioning force, an interpretive act, and an instrument of social change in the realm of communication policy and practice. Special attention is paid to the dynamic and evolving character of law around such topic areas as free speech, intellectual property, privacy, hate speech, pornography, and new technologies. Central aims of the course are to survey the salient conflicts and dilemmas facing law in the contemporary communications environment, to explore normative frameworks from which to constructively critique communication law, and to examine the relevant intersections between communication scholarship and legal theory.
|Friday||9:00 am - 12:00 pm||NOA 1.110|
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Stein, Laura L