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Constitutional Law II (LAWS 5717)

Course Info

This course explores the individual freedoms protected by the First Amendment. Primary attention is devoted to the freedoms of speech, assembly, and association. The course analyzes what is protected, why it is protected, and to what degree it is protected. Topics covered include prior restraint, advocacy of unlawful conduct, the hostile audience, defamation, commercial speech, obscenity, offensive speech, expression on public property, and symbolic speech.


Prof. Raymond Ku

Prof. Raymond Ku is the Laura B. Chisolm Distinguished Research Scholar and Professor Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He has also served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Co-Director of Case’s Center for Law, Technology and the Art. is areas of expertise include Constitutional Law, Cyberlaw, Privacy and Copyright.

Library Liaison

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Kieran Layton


The syllabus for your course is available on Canvas.


Study Aids

These study aids are available online.  Please click the hyperlinked title to view them. For instructions on how to use the specific platforms, including troubleshooting, please view Andy Dorchak's Study Aids Research Guide.

Audio Guides

Audio Guides


The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) Constitutional Law II lessons are available on the CALI Website.

If you do not have a CALI account, please contact the reference librarian for assistance.