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Harrison M. Rosenthal

Doctoral student
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Harrison is a joint Juris Doctor and Doctor of Philosophy student at the University of Kansas School of Law and the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications, respectively. He has interned for the American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas, authoring a report on recidivism and court diversion programs in Kansas. He has clerked for the Seventh and Tenth Judicial Districts of Kansas where he drafted bench memoranda on Kansas DUI law; scoring out-of-state criminal convictions; and diversification of jury pools. Rosenthal has written for the Journal of the Kansas Bar Association, and is a staunch supporter of the Oxford comma. He is an avid swimmer and enjoys competing in triathlons. 



Communications law; communications ethics; information gathering; introductory journalism 

Teaching Interests

  • Communications law and ethics



First Amendment jurisprudence; communications law and policy; academic dissent; political self-efficacy; locus of control and freedom of petition 

Research Interests

  • First Amendment
  • Law and policy
  • Academic dissent

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