[PAST EVENT] The First Amendment Under Fire: A Symposium on Speech, Protest, and the Role of State Actors

February 2, 2018
8:15am - 3:30pm
Law School, Room 119
613 S Henry St
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Access & Features
  • Open to the public
  • Paid event
  • Registration/RSVP
  • Ticketed event

Come, join us for "The First Amendment Under Fire: A Symposium on Speech, Protest, and the Role of State Actors," co-sponsored by William & Mary Law School and the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia on Friday, February 2.  Admission is free to William & Mary faculty, staff, and students; there is a $5 fee for members of the community.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided to attendees. Please note that registration prior to the day of the event is required because of limited seating in room 119. This event is made possible with the assistance of the William & Mary student chapter of the American Constitution Society.

Please register and reserve your seat for the event by using one of the links below.  You can also view the symposium schedule on these sites.

Click here for William & Mary registration

Click here for community registration

Please note breakfast and check-in begin at 8:15AM, followed at 9:15 AM with a welcome and introductory remarks by William & Mary President Taylor Reveley.

Panels include:

Speech on Campus

Can Racial Justice and Hate Speech Co-Exist?

Policing Protests

Participants include:

Marieke Tuthill Beck-Coon, Director of Litigation, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)

Jeffrey Bellin, University Professor for Teaching Excellence, William & Mary Law School

Sigal Ben-Porath, Professor, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education

Davison M. Douglas, Dean, William & Mary Law School

Claire Gasta?aga, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia

Vivian Hamilton, Professor of Law, William & Mary Law School

Rachel Harmon, F.D.G. Ribble Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law

Susan Herman, President, American Civil Liberties Union, and Centennial Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School

George Nwanze, William & Mary Law School Class of 2019

Wornie Reed, Professor of Sociology and Director, Race & Social Policy Center, Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Taylor Reveley, President, William & Mary

Alexander Tsesis, Raymond & Mary Simon Chair in Constitutional Law and Professor of Law, Loyola-Chicago School of Law

Timothy Zick, Mills E. Godwin, Jr..  Professor of Law, William & Mary Law School


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