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.
|Course Number||Course Credits||Evaluation Method||Instructor||Meeting Day/Times||Room|
Research paper, 25+ pages
|H. Jefferson Powell||MW 10:55-12:20 PM||4172|
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