First Amendment Law Review Symposium: “Distorting the Truth: ‘Fake News’ & Free Speech”

Date(s) - 10/27/2017
8:30 am - 3:30 pm

George Watts Hill Alumni Center, UNC-CH

On October 27, the Center for Media Law and Policy will be joining with the First Amendment Law Review to present a symposium titled “Distorting the Truth: ‘Fake News’ & Free Speech.” The event will bring together noted legal scholars, social scientists, and professionals–including keynote speaker Angie Drobnic Holan, editor of Politifact–to discuss this increasingly important topic. Confirmed panlists include:

  • Derek Bambauer, Professor of Law, University of Arizona College of Law
  • Joseph Blocher, Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law
  • Clay Calvert, Professor and Brechner Eminent Scholar in Mass Communication, University of Florida
  • Michael Curtis, Judge Donald Smith Professor of Constitutional and Public Law, Wake Forest University School of Law
  • Deen Freelon, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina School of Media and Journalism
  • David Han, Associate Professor of Law, Pepperdine University School of Law
  • Richard L. Hasen, Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science, University of California, Irvine
  • Lili Levi, Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law
  • Ashley Messenger, Senior Associate General Counsel, NPR
  • Helen Norton, Professor and Ira C. Rothgerber Chair in Constitutional Law, University of Colorado Law School
  • Catherine J. Ross, Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor, George Washington University School of Law
  • Emily Thorson, Associate Professor of Political Science, Syracuse University
  • Sonja R. West, Otis Brumby Distinguished Professor of First Amendment Law, University of Georgia School of Law

The symposium will be offered both in-person and via live webcast. North Carolina CLE (4.5 credits) is available for both in-person and live webcast attendees.

To register, please go here.  All in-person tickets include free lunch. For more information, please visit the First Amendment Law Review’s event page.

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