First Amendment Law Review Symposium: “National Security, Whistleblowers, and the First Amendment”

Date/Time
Date(s) - 01/22/2021
10:00 am - 2:45 pm


On January 22, 2021, the Center for Media Law and Policy will be joining with the First Amendment Law Review to present a symposium titled “National Security, Whistleblowers, and the First Amendment.” The symposium will examine how the First Amendment relates to information that implicates national security, including leaks and other disclosures of government information, as well as public access to government records. Discussion will explore the legal framework surrounding the dissemination of government information like the Freedom of Information Act and criminal prosecution of whistleblowers.

This year’s symposium will take place on Zoom and will be free and open to the public.

Panel 1: “Classification and Access to National Security Information”

Confirmed Panelists:

  • Margaret Kwoka, Professor of Law, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • David Pozen, Vice Dean for Intellectual Life and Charles Keller Beekman Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
  • Stephen Vladeck, Charles Alan Wright Chair in Federal Courts, University of Texas School of Law

Panel 2: “The Press, Whistleblowers, and Government Information Leaks”

Confirmed Panelists:

  • Heidi Kitrosser, Visiting Professor of Law, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
  • David McCraw, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, The New York Times Company
  • Mary-Rose Papandrea, Samuel Ashe Distinguished Professor of Law & Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, University of North Carolina School of Law

To register, please go to the First Amendment Law Review’s event page.


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