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 2019

Course NumberCourse CreditsEvaluation MethodInstructorMeeting Day/TimesRoom
866.01Patricia Northrop
2:00-5:00 PM