Michael C. Dorf is the Robert S. Stevens Professor of Law at Cornell Law School, where he teaches courses in constitutional law and related subjects. He has authored or co-authored six books and over 100 scholarly articles and essays for law reviews, books, and peer-reviewed science and social science journals. Professor Dorf received his undergraduate and law degrees from Harvard University. After law school, he served as a law clerk for Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and then for Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the Supreme Court of the United States. Professor Dorf occasionally consults with leading law firms on complex litigation and maintains an active pro bono practice chiefly consisting of writing briefs in Supreme Court cases. Before joining the Cornell faculty in 2008, Professor Dorf taught at Rutgers-Camden Law School for three years and at Columbia Law School for 13 years. His essays for general audiences appear regularly on “Verdict,” “Take Care,” “SCOTUSblog,” and his blog, “Dorf on Law.”
Your business interests might be in conflict with judicial power and regulation. This course will focus on navigating circumstances where the law limits your interests. You will explore ways to apply legal tools to challenge judicial enforcement that limits your interests. You will also identify the best legal forum in which to follow your judicial challenge. You will practice applying constitutional protections against regulations. By the end of this course, you will be able to analyze a case that highlights the economic consequences of limiting freedom of speech.
You are required to have completed the following courses or have equivalent experience before taking this course:
- Thinking Like a Lawyer
- Sources of Law
Key Course Takeaways
- Recognize the scope and limits on judicial enforcement of legal rights and duties
- Harness procedural protections for your business in litigation
- Identify constitutional protections against economic regulations
- Recognize the economic advantages of freedom of speech for businesses
How It Works
3-5 hours per week
100% online, instructor-led
Michael C. Dorf
Professor of Law
Cornell Law School
Who Should Enroll
- Business leaders looking to better understand legal issues
- Founders and entrepreneurs
- Anyone looking to work effectively with legal professionals
- Professionals in highly regulated industries
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