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Hurley-Sloan Symposium: Free Speech, Free Press or Free for All? Social Media and the First Amendment

The Missouri-Hurley and Price Sloan Symposium will be held April 25 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The event, “Free Speech, Free Press or Free for All? Social Media and the First Amendment” begins at 8:30 am and will feature Brian Stelter as the keynote luncheon speaker. Journalists, social media experts and legal scholars will explore the following…

Dean Lidsky to Debate Yale Professor Robert Post About Freedom of Speech on College Campuses

Dean Lyrissa Lidsky will participate in the 35th Annual Jefferson B. Fordham Debate at the University of Utah on November 15. The debate, “Freedom of Speech on College Campuses. Where is the Line Drawn?,” will focus on the First Amendment rights of members of university communities and whether they may be constrained when their speech undermines the educational or research missions…

“Dangerous Tweets:” Dean Lidsky Speaks at Missouri State University

Dean Lyrissa Lidsky recently gave a talk at Missouri State University as a featured speaker at the university’s fifth annual Bartee Dinner. Dean Lidsky’s talk was titled “Dangerous Tweets?: Social Media, Censorship, and the First Amendment.” Her scholarship focuses on the intersection of Torts and the First Amendment, with a particular emphasis on defamation and other free speech issues in…

Dean Lidsky and Fellow First Amendment Scholars File Amicus Brief in Gilmore v. Jones

Dean Lyrissa Lidsky and other free-speech colleagues filed an amicus brief in June in the case of Gilmore v. Jones. Brennan Gilmore was on the street at last summer’s white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., when James Alex Fields Jr. drove his car into a crowd of counter protestors, killing one woman and injuring others. Gilmore posted a video of…

Professor Trachtenberg Blogs About Free Speech on Campuses

The Washington Post’s “Answer Sheet” blog published an opinion piece by Professor Ben Trachtenberg on campus speech, titled, “Why let the Klan march at a private historically black college? ‘This is not a First Amendment thing, man.'” The new piece raises arguments similar to those in Professor Trachtenberg’s article in the Journal of Dispute Resolution, “Private Universities and the First…

Professor Trachtenberg joins the campus free speech debate with new article

Professor Ben Trachtenberg joins the campus free speech debate with “Private Universities and the First Amendment,” in the Journal of Dispute Resolution. He argues that private universities should think carefully before adopting rules imposed by the Constitution on public institutions. Just as some private universities sensibly enact rules concerning religion that would be prohibited at state universities, a one-size-fits-all approach…

Professor Trachtenberg Speaks at Illinois American Association of University Professors Conference

Professor Ben Trachtenberg spoke at the spring conference of the Illinois American Association of University Professors (AAUP). The conference theme was “Defending Academic Freedom, Shared Governance and Tenure in an Ever Changing Academic Environment.” Professor Trachtenberg’s talk, “How Shared Governance Served Free Speech at Missouri: A Case Study,” discussed collaboration between Mizzou administration and faculty (including Professor Chris Wells and…

Professor Jerry Participates in Campus Free Speech Discussion

Professor Bob Jerry was one of 40 invited participants in an American Council on Education roundtable discussion on “Campus Inclusion and Free Expression” held recently at the University of Michigan. Kevin McDonald, Vice Chancellor for Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity and Chief Diversity Officer at the University of Missouri was a panelist. The goal of the event was to engage higher education leaders…

American Constitution Society Chapter Receives Programming Award

The Mizzou Law chapter of the American Constitution Society will receive the national organization’s 2017-2018 Programming Award at the annual conference in June. The award specifically acknowledges the many important issues the chapter brought to public discourse in the law school this year. These include net neutrality, criminal justice, immigration, the rule of law, income inequality, labor, and free speech.…