Jack M. Balkin


Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment

Director, The Information Society Project at Yale Law School


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Syllabi and Examinations Available Online


Current Syllabi


Fall Semester Semester 2016



Spring Semester 2017


  • First Amendment


Syllabi and Exams-- Previous Years


Access to Knowledge

  • Spring Semester 2006


Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and the Law


The Constitution and the Welfare State: Affirmative Rights and Conditional Spending

  • Spring Semester 2005


Constitutional Law


Critical Legal Theory

  • Fall Semester 2015


Cultural Evolution and Memetics


The First Amendment


Free Speech in Cyberspace


Free Speech, Telecommunications, and Cyberspace


The Information Society


The Internet and the Information Society


Knowledge and Information Policy


Media Law


Telecommunications and Free Speech


Ideology, Discourse and Law


Ideology and Justice


Knowledge and Information Policy

  • Fall Semester 2006


Media Law


Poliical Dysfunciton and Reform

  • Fall Semester 2014


Postmodern Legal Thought