866.01 Legal Issues in Media: Case Studies in News and Documentary Production

This course will introduce students to the wide range of legal issues handled by media lawyers, using two different models: the making of a documentary film (i.e., a long term project), and production of a nightly news show (a more fast-paced, deadline-driven endeavor). Students will learn basic principles and how to avoid common pitfalls. The course will also examine the risk management role of in-house counsel when dealing with grey areas.

Winter 2018

Course NumberCourse CreditsEvaluation MethodInstructorMeeting Day/TimesRoom
866.01Patricia Northrop
1:30-4:30 PM
Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW.866.01.Winter18
Email list: LAW.866.01.Winter18@sakai.duke.edu