Dean Lidsky Named Reporter of New Restatement of Torts

Dean Lyrissa Lidsky was recently named a Reporter of the new American Law Institute (ALI) Restatement of Torts:  Defamation and Privacy.  The project will focus on torts dealing with personal and business reputation and dignity, including defamation, business disparagement, and rights of privacy. Among other issues, the updates will cover the substantial body of new issues relating to the internet.

Dean Lidsky is one of country’s leading voices in First Amendment law and is co-author of a leading Media Law casebook, a First Amendment casebook, and a reference book on press freedom.  She has also has published dozens of articles dealing with defamation, privacy and First Amendment issues.