771.01 Dignitary Torts

American law attempts to protect individual interests in personal dignity and to guarantee a robust system of free expression. Both concerns are implemented, in part, through the common law of dignitary torts, and US constitutional law addresses their overlap and potential conflict. This course will cover the torts of defamation, invasion of privacy, and intentional infliction of emotional harm, and the related constitutional doctrines that the Supreme Court has developed since 1964. 

Fall 2017

Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room
771.01
Course Credits
Research paper, 25+ pages
H. Jefferson Powell MW 10:55-12:20 PM 4172
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Degree Requirements
Course Requirements - JD
Course Requirements - LLM
Course Areas of Practice