Current students must register through the Recorder’s Office, which also oversees student files and posts grades.
Associate Director of Student Affairs
Phone: (812) 855-1888
E-mail: adlanham [at] indiana [dot] edu
Indiana Law students can build their own plan of study by taking classes from a number of different areas, or they can choose an area of focus.
Description Conkle: This course will focus on the First Amendment. We will spend the first 75-80% of the semester examining freedom of speech, including issues that arise from attempts to prohibit or regulate incitement to violence, "fighting words," defamation, racist speech, obscenity, pornography, offensive expression, and commercial speech. We also will discuss special problems that are posed by prior restraints on expression, by the regulation of symbolic acts of communication (such as flag burning), and by limitations on the use of such public areas as parks and streets. The remainder of the course will focus on the religion clauses of the First Amendment. Among other cases, we will consider the Supreme Court's decisions concerning school prayer, the teaching of evolution, public sponsorship of Christmas nativity scenes and Ten Commandments displays, governmental funding programs that include private religious schools, and the application of drug laws to the sacramental use of peyote by Native Americans. We will be using Kathleen M. Sullivan and Noah Feldman, Constitutional Law, 18th Edition (Foundation Press, 2013), supplemented by the authors# supplement and/or a small packet of additional course materials. The course will include both lecture and discussion. Constitutional Law I (first-year Constitutional Law) is a prerequisite, although there is no direct connection between this course and any particular section of Constitutional Law I, and it does not matter who you had as your professor for that course. This course covers issues that are important for any lawyer. Indeed, the First Amendment is a required subject at many law schools. Johnsen: This is a course on the First Amendment, with several writing assignments throughout the semester and enrollment limited to twenty students. Most of the semester is devoted to freedom of expression. Specific topics include free speech theory, subversive speech including during wartime, defamation, #fighting words,# offensive expression, pornography, obscenity, hate speech, commercial speech, the regulation of campaign finance, restrictions on violent video games and depictions of animal cruelty, and the right of association. We will also discuss the problems posed by prior restraints on expression, by the regulation of symbolic acts of expression (like flag burning), and by limitations on the use of public areas such as parks and streets and public funds. Approximately the last quarter of the semester focuses on the religion clauses: the Establishment Clause (including school prayer and other religious expression in public schools, the public funding of religious entities, and religious displays on public property) and the Free Exercise Clause. The course satisfies the advanced writing requirement for graduation. No exam.
Faculty D. Conkle, D. Johnsen, S. Williams
|Fall 2013 - 2014||Constitutional Law II||Conkle|
|Fall 2013 - 2014||Constitutional Law II||Johnsen, D.|
|Fall 2012 - 2013||Constitutional Law II||Johnsen, D.|
|Fall 2012 - 2013||Constitutional Law II||Williams, S.|
|Fall 2011 - 2012||Constitutional Law II||Conkle|
|Fall 2011 - 2012||Constitutional Law II||Johnsen, D.|
|Fall 2011 - 2012||Constitutional Law II||Williams, S.|
|Fall 2010 - 2011||Constitutional Law II||Conkle|
|Fall 2010 - 2011||Constitutional Law II (syllabus) (first day's assignment)||Johnsen, D.|
|Fall 2010 - 2011||Constitutional Law II||Williams, S.|
|Fall 2009 - 2010||Constitutional Law II (syllabus)||Conkle|