This Communications Law Institute course, limited to institute students in their final year, will examine a series of broadcasting, domestic and international common carrier, spectrum allocation, media definition, and technology planning issues. Students will prepare for each class by reading the assigned materials and generally taking responsibility for additional research to achieve a complete understanding of the major constituencies or coalitions involved and the policy choices presented. For each issue, an appropriate number of students also will prepare a written position statement advocating one particular constituency’s legal interpretation/philosophy. These students will present this position in a panel discussion that at times may parallel a debate, moot court proceeding, FCC meeting, or international policy-making forum. After presentations by the students responsible for advocating particular positions, the entire class will have the opportunity to pose questions and additional complications. Enrollment limited to 25 students.