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Media Law Conference 2006: Breakout Session Outlines

The following materials were prepared for the facilitators of the various "breakout" sessions at the 2006 MLRC Conference as aids to the various facilitators, and are presented in a "less polished" form than other material on the MLRC site.  While we feel that these materials will nevertheless be useful to MLRC members, users should check the information and citations in these materials.


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