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Geoffrey R. Stone : Courses and Seminars

Greenberg Seminar: Liberty and Security in a Changing World
LAWS 92000
(A, BID)The Greenberg Seminar on "Liberty and Security in a Changing World" will meet five times during the course of the year. The focus will be on national security issues in the context of terrorism. In the meetings in the Autumn Quarter, we will be joined by Michael Morell, who served for many years as both Deputy Director and Acting Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. The materials in the seminar will include Mr. Morell's book "The Great War of our Time," the Report of the President's Commission on NSA Surveillance Programs (on which both Morell and Stone served), and other books, articles, and films posing questions about leakers, including Edward Snowden, and related issues.
Autumn 2016
Geoffrey R. Stone, Jane Dailey
Constitutional Law II: Freedom of Speech
LAWS 40201
(++, BID, CORE) This course explores the doctrine and theory of the constitutional law of freedom of speech. The subjects for discussion include advocacy of unlawful conduct, defamation, invasion of privacy, commercial speech, obscenity and pornography, offensive speech, symbolic expression, protest in public places, regulation of campaign finance, and selective government subsidies of speech.Students who have completed Constitutional Law IV are ineligible to enroll in this course.The grade is based on a final in-class examination.
Spring 2017
Geoffrey R. Stone
Greenberg Seminar: Liberty and Security in a Changing World
LAWS 92000
(A)The Greenberg Seminar on "Liberty and Security in a Changing World" will meet five times during the course of the year. The focus will be on national security issues in the context of terrorism. In the meetings in the Autumn Quarter, we will be joined by Michael Morell, who served for many years as both Deputy Director and Acting Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. The materials in the seminar will include Mr. Morell's book "The Great War of our Time," the Report of the President's Commission on NSA Surveillance Programs (on which both Morell and Stone served), and other books, articles, and films posing questions about leakers, including Edward Snowden, and related issues.
Spring 2017
Geoffrey R. Stone, Jane Dailey
Constitutional Decisionmaking
LAWS 50202
(++, SEM, SKLL, SRP, WP)Students enrolled in the seminar will work as "courts" consisting of five "Justices" each. During each of the first eight weeks of the quarter, each court will be assigned two hypothetical cases raising issues under the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. All cases must be decided with opinion (concurring and dissenting opinions are permitted). The decisions may be premised on the "legislative history" of the Equal Protection Clause (materials on that history will be provided) and on any doctrines or precedents created by the "Justices" themselves. The "Justices" may not rely, however, on any actual decisions of the United States Supreme Court. The seminar is designed to give students some insight into the problems a Justice confronts in collaborating with colleagues, interpreting an ambiguous constitutional provision, and then living with the doctrines and precedents he or she creates. Enrollment will be limited to three courts. Since the members of each court must work together closely under rigid time constraints, students must sign up as five-person courts. This seminar will not have regularly-scheduled classes (except for introductory and concluding meetings), but you should not underestimate the time demands. It is a very demanding seminar. If more than three courts sign up, I will select the participating courts by lot. More information will be available about enrolling by mid-November 2016.
Winter 2017
Geoffrey R. Stone
Greenberg Seminar: Liberty and Security in a Changing World
LAWS 92000
(A)The Greenberg Seminar on "Liberty and Security in a Changing World" will meet five times during the course of the year. The focus will be on national security issues in the context of terrorism. In the meetings in the Autumn Quarter, we will be joined by Michael Morell, who served for many years as both Deputy Director and Acting Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. The materials in the seminar will include Mr. Morell's book "The Great War of our Time," the Report of the President's Commission on NSA Surveillance Programs (on which both Morell and Stone served), and other books, articles, and films posing questions about leakers, including Edward Snowden, and related issues.
Winter 2017
Geoffrey R. Stone, Jane Dailey