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”
This panel will be moderated by Mary-Rose Papandrea, Samuel Ashe Distinguished Professor of Law & Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, University of North Carolina School of Law. 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”
This panel will be moderated by David Ardia, Reef C. Ivey II Excellence Fund Term Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Center for Media Law and Policy. 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
- David A. Schulz, Floyd Abrams Clinical Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow, Yale Law School
To register, please go to the First Amendment Law Review’s event page.
Tagged: FALR, First Amendment, Symposia