Professor Ad van Loon
Covers the broadcasting laws and policies of Western European states and new democracies in Central and Eastern Europe, a subject important not only for lawyers dealing with European clients but also for U.S. companies dealing with European firms and governments. Although the European Union is moving slowly toward developing uniform regulatory policies among its members, each of the 47 sovereign European countries retains its traditional jurisdiction over mass communications, with its own broadcasting laws and policies and methods to control content, choice of operators, and the like. The course is taught in an intensive one-month format and requires two written assignments: a short, in-class examination in the fourth week and a 2,000-word take-home examination handed out on the last day of class and due two weeks later.
Students must obtain prior permission from Professor Michael Botein to register for this course.