“Symposium – Free Speech Under Fire: The Future of the First Amendment”

Can’t wait for this Brooklyn Law School event next Friday, Feb. 26:

Friday, February 26
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Brooklyn Law School
Subotnick Center
250 Joralemon St.

RSVP by Wednesday, February 24

Review the Agenda.

About the Symposium
For free speech, it may be the best of times, yet the worst of times. The Roberts Supreme Court may be the most speech-protective Court in a generation, extending free speech protection on a number of fronts and rebuffing claims by government and its allies to limit such protections. Yet these free speech rulings have drawn fire from critics, on and off the Court, who contend that the decisions are inconsistent with the democratic and egalitarian purposes of the First Amendment. Meanwhile, at home and abroad, censorship and suppression of speech seems more the rule than the exception. The Symposium will bring together many of the nation’s leading First Amendment advocates and scholars to address these pressing issues as they play out in the areas of hate speech, money and speech, corporate and commercial speech, and surveillance and speech.

Sponsored by the Journal of Law and Policy

Floyd Abrams, Partner, Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

Jonathan H. Adler, Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Nicholas W. Allard, President, Joseph Crea Dean, and Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School

William Araiza, Vice Dean and Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School

Sahar F. Aziz
, Associate Professor of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law

Miriam H. Baer, Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School

Robert Corn-Revere, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP

Joel M. Gora, Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School

Richard L. Hasen, Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science, UC Irvine School of Law

Susan N. Herman, Centennial Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School; President, ACLU

Jamil N. Jaffer, Adjunct Professor and Director, Homeland and National Security Law Program, George Mason University School of Law

Beryl Jones-Woodin, Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School

Greg Lukianoff, President and CEO, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)

Hon. Andrew P. Napolitano
, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School; Senior Judicial Analyst, Fox News

Burt Neuborne
, Norman Dorsen Professor of Civil Liberties, NYU School of Law

Tamara R. Piety, Phyllis Hurley Frey Professor of Law, University of Tulsa College of Law

K. Sabeel Rahman, Assistant Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School

Stephen R. Shapiro, National Legal Director, ACLU

Bradley A. Smith, Josiah H. Blackmore II/Shirley M. Nault Designated Professor of Law, Capital University Law School

Nadine Strossen, John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law, New York Law School

Nelson W. Tebbe, Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School

Jeremy Waldron, University Professor, NYU School of Law


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