This is a course on the First Amendment. Although all parts of the amendment are addressed, primary emphasis is on freedom of speech. Consideration will be given to analytical techniques used in resolving First Amendment problems, the role and performance of courts in First Amendment cases, the lawyering process as it relates to the First Amendment, and the political and social values underlying the First Amendment. Practical problems will be worked on throughout the course. Occasionally this course is also offered as a limited enrollment seminar that includes a qualifying course paper; such offerings are announced in the registration materials for the pertinent semester.