Communications law encompasses the laws and regulations affecting the communications industry. This area of law affects both mass media (television, cable, internet, radio, and other mass communication media) and the communications media that people use to communicate with each other (telephone, mobile phone and e-mail). A significant element of communications law practice is on administrative and regulatory proceedings before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and state regulatory bodies. In addition, constitutional law issues, particularly issues arising under the First Amendment arise frequently in connection with communications law matters.
WCL offers several foundation courses in Communications Law including Communications Law and Information Policy and Communications Law and Economic Regulation. These courses provide an overview of the federal regulatory structure of the communications industries and the economic policy issues that arise in connection with these regulatory structures.