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Communications Law & Policy Short Course – Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

This short course will be an in-depth advanced course on communications law and policy. We will explore traditional and modern approaches to regulation of the communications sector, as well as the sector’s growth, structural changes, and developments that continually require re-examination of traditional regulatory models and call for new approaches. We will focus on current regulatory, technological, and market issues facing various aspects of the sector, including broadcast/ mass media, cable, satellite/ new space, wireless, and internet/ social media and edge providers. In this context, we will explore how competition, antitrust, and speech regulatory models and policy from the early twentieth century bear on current problems and trends in a sector marked by constant technological advance and innovation, as well as increasing intermodal competition and consolidation. The course will be a participation- and practice-focused course in which students will be asked to read cases, law review articles, and text book excerpts. Enrollment limited. Pass/Fail.