NEW! Public Speech and Freedom of the Press: The First Amendment and Beyond Part II

NEW! Public Speech and Freedom of the Press: The First Amendment and Beyond Part II
6 sessions, 9 hours 

Consider the uniquely American approach to Freedom of Expression with emphasis on public speech and Freedom of the Press. We will begin with the First Amendment which provides “Congress shall pass no law” abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press. We will consider the historical, sociological and political reasons surrounding the adoption of the Amendment and its development over time. We will focus on speech on public property, the public forum, symbolic conduct, political speech, the right not to speak, compelled disclosures and Freedom of the Press.

Instructor: Jim Baer’s former students at Ursinus College called him “intelligent, motivating, friendly, very funny, very experienced,” and said he was, “the best teacher ever hired.” A graduate of The University of Virginia School of Law, Jim is a forty-five-year member of the Maryland Bar and was also a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia and the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States of America. He was a trial lawyer in private practice until 2001 when he returned to his alma mater, Ursinus College, where he created the college’s Center for Legal Studies and taught a variety of courses utilizing a unique blend of Socratic Method and open class discussion.

ILR316 Public Speech and Freedom of the Press: The First Amendment and Beyond Part II
4-Digit Number: 5615
Thursdays, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., 9/7/17 – 10/12/17
Location: Conference Center (E Building) /E123
Tuition: $40 Fee: $79 Total: $119
MD residents age 60+ pay fee only.

 

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