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Vincent A. Blasi
Law School

Associate Professor Vincent Blasi joins the faculty after serving on the University of Texas law faculty for two years. Blasi was a visiting professor at the Stanford Law School the past academic year and had been a visiting professor here the summer of 1969. He graduated in 1967 from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was a law review editor and member of Order of the Coif.

At Michigan, Blasi will concentrate on courses in constitutional law. His special interest is freedom of expression and association-as evidenced by his 93-page article, "Prior Restraints on Demonstrations," which appeared in the August 1970 issue of the Michigan Law Review.

Blasi has received a Field Foundation grant to examine the legal rights of journalists faced with government orders to disclose their informational sources. The project will explore the history, legal theories, proposed legislation, and litigation procedures concerning the issue of the "newsman's privilege" and develop materials helpful to lawyers litigating these problems.

Prof. Anthony Amsterdam at the Stanford Law School and Elie Abel, Dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, are cooperating in the project. Columbia professor W. Phillips Davison will conduct a quantitative analysis of the effect absence of a newsman's privilege might have on newsgathering ability.

-- From the University of Michigan Law School's Law Quadrangle Notes, V. 15, Iss. 01 (Fall 1970).
Blasi left Michigan Law in 1983 to join the Columbia Law School faculty.