Past Symposia

2017: Distorting the Truth: “Fake News” & Free Speech

  • Keynote Speaker: Angie Drobnic Holan, Editor, Politifact
    • Panelists:
      • Clay Calvert, Professor and Brechner Eminent Scholar in Mass Communication, University of Florida
      • Ashley Messenger, Senior Associate General Counsel, NPR
      • Richard L. Hasen, Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science, University of California, Irvine
      • David Han, Associate Professor of Law, Pepperdine University School of Law
      • Michael Curtis, Judge Donald Smith Professor of Constitutional and Public Law, Wake Forest University School of Law
      • Helen Norton, Professor and Ira C. Rothgerber Chair in Constitutional Law, University of Colorado Law School
      • Lili Levi, Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law
      • Catherine J. Ross, Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor, George Washington University School of Law
      • Joseph Blocher, Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law
      • Sonja R. West, Otis Brumby Distinguished Professor of First Amendment Law, University of Georgia School of Law
      • Deen Freelon, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina School of Media and Journalism
      • Emily Thorson, Associate Professor of Political Science, Syracuse University
      • Derek Bambauer, Professor of Law, University of Arizona College of Law
    • Moderators:
      • Bill Marshall, William Rand Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law, University of North Carolina School of Law
      • Mary-Rose Papandrea, Judge John J. Parker Distinguished Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, University of North Carolina School of Law
      • Moderated by: David S. Ardia, Associate Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Center for Media Law and Policy, University of North Carolina School of Law

2016: The First Amendment Legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia

2015: Free Speech in Higher Education

2014: Net Neutrality and the First Amendment

2013: Legacy of New York Times v. Sullivan

2012: Hazelwood: A 25-Year Retrospective on Student First Amendment Rights

2011: Discrimination By, For, and Against Religion

2010: Citizens United

2009: Sexually Explicit Speech and the First Amendment

2008: Cyberspeech!

2007: Public Citizens, Public Servants, and Free Speech in the Post-Garcetti Workplace