New York Times v. Sullivan, 50th Anniversary Symposium

Date(s) - 10/12/2013
9:15 am - 2:30 pm

Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Room

On October 12, the Center for Media Law and Policy will be joining with the First Amendment Law Review to present a symposium that will bring together scholars from across the country to discuss the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in New York Times v. Sullivan.

The symposium will consist of two panels of First Amendment and media law scholars including:

  • Vincent Blasi, Corliss Lamont Professor of Civil Liberties at Columbia Law School
  • Bruce Brown, Executive Director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
  • Ronald Cass, Dean Emeritus of Boston University School of Law
  • Stuart Benjamin, Douglas B. Maggs Chair in Law at Duke Law
  • George Wright, Michael McCormick Professor of Law at Indiana University
  • Ashley Messenger, Associate General Counsel for National Public Radio

The event will begin with a keynote address from Ken Paulson, President and CEO of the First Amendment Law Center, followed by a 30 minute Q&A.  The morning panel will then examine the impact of the Sullivan decision on the media, while the afternoon panel will discuss its broader implications on First Amendment jurisprudence.

This event is free for all students with a student ID.  Registration for non-student attendees is $10.  All attendees MUST pre-register by Friday, October 4.  Lunch will be provided for all registered attendees.  To register, please go to the UNC School of Law’s event page.


A video of the symposium is now available on Vimeo:

New York Times v. Sullivan, 50th Anniversary Symposium from Center for Media Law and Policy on Vimeo.

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