Price Sloan Symposium for Media, Ethics and Law

presented by the University of Missouri School of Law and the Missouri School of Journalism

This symposium is made possible by generous financial support from the Price Sloan Fund for Media, Ethics and Law at the University of Missouri. Additional sponsorship support has been provided by the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University, and the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy and The Mizzou Advantage at the University of Missouri, in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Missouri Humanities Council.

Overview

The University of Missouri School of Law and the Missouri School of Journalism are pleased to present a symposium on Free Speech on Campus, with a wide array of speakers offering a variety of perspectives on this important and timely topic.  The symposium will begin with opening remarks by the Honorable Sylvester “Sly” James, Mayor of the City of Kansas City, and will include a keynote debate featuring nationally known media commentators Kirsten Powers and Sally Kohn.  Speakers include law professors, journalism faculty, attorneys, social scientists and other commentators on media and culture.  Panels will focus on legal issues related to free speech on campus, law and culture, social science perspectives and student press issues.

Continuing Legal Education Credit

This symposium is approved for 6.0 hours of mandatory continuing legal education credit in the state of Missouri.

Cost and Registration

The symposium is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Program

Thursday, September 15
3 p.m. Opening Remarks

Sly James
Mayor
City of Kansas City, Missouri

Introduction by
Gary Myers
Earl F. Nelson Professor of Law
University of Missouri School of Law

Location:
Room 7, Hulston Hall, on the MU Campus

Missouri CLE Credit: 1.8 hours

5 p.m. “Free Speech on Campus: A Challenging Time for Universities”

A presentation written by
Professor Geoffrey R. Stone
Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor
University of Chicago Law School

Delivered by Professor Robert H. Jerry II of the University of Missouri School of Law

With commentary by Professor Robert H. Jerry II and Professor Christina E. Wells of the University of Missouri School of Law

Location:
Room 7, Hulston Hall, on the MU Campus

Missouri CLE Credit: 1.2 hours

Program

Friday, September 16
10:15 a.m. Keynote Debate featuring:

Kirsten Powers
Political Analyst
CNN

Sally Kohn
Columnist
Political Commentator
CNN

Location:
Missouri Theatre, Downtown Columbia

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1:30 p.m. Roundtable One: Law & Culture

Benjamin Holden
Teaching Assistant Professor
University of Illinois College of Media
Visiting Lecturer
The National Judicial College

Kristofferson Culmer
Doctoral Student in Computer Science
University of Missouri
Chair
University of Missouri System Intercampus Student Council

Catherine Sevcenko
Director of Litigation
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education

Moderated by
Carl H. Esbeck
R.B. Price Professor Emeritus of Law and Isabelle Wade & Paul C. Lyda Professor
Emeritus of Law

Location:
Room 7, Hulston Hall, on the MU Campus

Missouri CLE Credit: 1.0 hour

2:30 p.m. Roundtable Two: Social Sciences

Brett Johnson
Assistant Professor of Journalism Studies
Missouri School of Journalism

Amy Gajda
Professor of Law
Tulane University Law School

Jennifer Lambe
Associate Professor
University of Delaware Department of Communication

Moderated by
Ben Warner
Assistant Professor of Political Communication
University of Missouri Department of Communication

Location:
Room 7, Hulston Hall, on the MU Campus

Missouri CLE Credit: 1.0 hour

3:30 p.m. Roundtable Three: Student Press

Jonathan Peters
Assistant Professor of Journalism
University of Kansas
William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications

Vincent Filak
Associate Professor of Journalism
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Department of Journalism

Frank Lomonte
Executive Director
Student Press Law Center

Moderated by
Ryan Thomas
Assistant Professor of Journalism Studies
Missouri School of Journalism

Location:
Room 7, Hulston Hall, on the MU Campus

Missouri CLE Credit: 1.0 hour

Thursday, September 15



Friday, September 16