In this specialized Communications Law Institute course, the student will be encouraged to develop a working knowledge of the kind of presentations to be made in applications and for FCC staff consultations. Where a hearing is involved, the student will become acquainted with use of the discovery process (depositions, motions to produce, interrogatories, admissions, subpoenas, and subpoena duces tecum), petitions to enlarge, motions for summary decision; preparation for prehearing conferences; the preparation and marshalling of written affirmative and rebuttal evidence for presentation before the administrative law judge; the use of stipulations; direct and cross examination; preparation of proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law, briefing and oral argument before the Federal Communications Commission; and presentation and strategy for judicial review. Issues of standing, exhaustion of administrative remedies, and whether interlocutory orders are reviewable also will be considered. Non-institute students may elect this course on a space-available basis.
Upper-level course for: