January 28 Wake Forest Virtual Symposium: “Preserving American Democracy: Exploring Modern Democracy through the History and Development of First Amendment Jurisprudence and Election Law”

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The Wake Forest Law Review is excited to present “Preserving American Democracy,” a symposium evaluating the influence of First Amendment jurisprudence and election law on modern American Democracy. This symposium will include presentations from scholars across the country discussing topics such as the impact of First Amendment rights on privacy and civil rights, how free speech jurisprudence could better protect against incitement of harm, and how to minimize risks of election subversion in modern elections.

Schedule of events:

9:00 – Session One: Incitement to Insurrection – Alexander Tsesis
9:35 – Session Two: Human Rights, Natural Rights, and the Constitution – Michael J. Perry, Steven J. Heyman, and Davison Douglas
There will be a break during this session at 10:45.
11:30 – Session Three: Free Speech, Free Press, and Democracy- Mary-Rose Papandrea and John Llewellyn
12:30-1:30 – Lunch Break
1:30: Session Four: Contemporary Issues in Election Law – Richard Hasen, Derek Muller, and Michael Morley.
3:15-3:25 – Break
3:25 – Closing: A Historical Reflection – Michael Kent Curtis

You may attend the event live in Worrell 1302 or via webinar. Overflow seating will be available in Worrell 1301 after 10am.

Please register to attend using this link or the QR code below. Please register even if you plan to attend in person so we have a record of attendees. Note that any outside guests must provide proof of vaccination with a booster or a negative COVID test. Negative tests must be taken within 48 hours of the start of the symposium (PCR and rapid antigen tests are accepted). Visitors must wear masks at all times while in the building and will need to go off campus or outdoors for lunch.

If you have any questions, please email us at wflrsymp@wfu.edu.

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