Two UNC media law faculty members will speak about free speech on college campuses as part of a Friday Center series titled, “What’s the Big Idea? Constitution in Crisis: The Law & Culture of the United States Constitution.” The event will take place at 7 p.m. on April 28 at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill.
The speakers will be Dr. Cathy Packer, co-director of the UNC Center for Media Law and Policy and the W. Horace Carter Distinguished Professor in the UNC School of Media and Journalism, and William P. Marshall, the Kenan Professor of Law at UNC.
They will discuss legal and cultural aspects of free speech on college campuses. Packer will discuss the nature of free speech on UNC’s campus today, including how students at UNC and elsewhere think about free expression. Marshall will address how the First Amendment applies to hate speech, trigger warnings, and bullying and harassment.