Mass Media Law



This course surveys the law of mass communications with references to print, radio, television, internet, and other forms of distribution.

The subject matter addressed includes the First Amendment, defamation, invasion of privacy and the right of publicity, Federal Communications Commission regulation, advertising and commercial speech, fair use, newsgathering and other relevant subjects.

Note: Students interested in pursuing a paid summer fellowship with the Media Access Project in Washington, D.C., and those considering a career in telecommunications, should contact Professor Epstein.