1. The American Legal System 2. The First Amendment: The Meaning of Freedom 3. The First Amendment: Contemporary Problems 4. Libel: Establishing a Case 5. Libel: Proof of Fault 6. Libel: Defenses and Damages 7. Invasion of Privacy: Appropriation and Intrusion 8. Invasion of Privacy: Publication of Private Information and False Light 9. Gathering Information: Records and Meetings 10. Protection of News Sources/Contempt Power 11. Free Press - Fair Trial: Trial-Level Remedies and Restrictive Orders 12. Free Press - Fair Trial: Closed Judicial Proceedings 13. Regulation of Obscene and Other Erotic Material 14. Copyright 15. Regulation of Advertising 16. Telecommunications Regulation
Don R. Pember has a doctorate in mass communication law from the University of Wisconsin and is a Professor of Communications at the University of Washington. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award and the Society of Professional Journalists' Public Service Award. Clay Calvert is Professor and Brechner Eminent Scholar in Mass Communication in the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he also directs the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project. He has taught undergraduate media law classes for more than twenty years.