(LAWF-4038) - 2 UNITS

This course is a practical study of the issues that commonly arise in media law cases, such as defamation and right of privacy. The class will focus on an actual news article that has been the subject of litigation and cover a range of topics that typically arise in cases involving the news media, including preparation of and response to a complaint, investigation of news sources, overcoming assertion of the reporter?s shield law, and gathering evidence of constitutional malice. The final phase of the course will consist of dividing the class into 2 teams, one representing a public figure celebrity and one representing a news media defendant. Each team member will research and write a case-dispositive motion or opposition and present their brief in oral argument.

Satisfies Writing Requirement   Experiential Course