Wednesday, February 6, 2008

UNC First Amendment Symposium


The University of North Carolina Law Review will host on February 22, 2008 a symposium on the First Amendment: Public Citizens, Public Servants, and Free Speech in the Post-Garcetti Workplace.  Among the many notables speaking are Marion Crain, Ruben Garcia, and our own Paul Secunda.  Here's the lineup:

The Future of Academic Freedom - Garcetti's Impact on Public School Educators

  • Paul Horwitz - Associate Professor, University of Alabama School of Law
  • George Leef - Vice President for Research, John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy
  • Sheldon Nahmod - Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Institute for Law and the Humanities, Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Moderator: Hugh Stevens, First Amendment Attorney, Everett, Gaskins, Hancock & Stevens, LLP

Keynote Address

  • Robert O'Neil - Director, Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression, Former President of the University of Virginia

Government Speech, Government Speakers, and the First Amendment

  • Helen Norton - Associate Professor, University of Colorado Law School
  • Paul Secunda - Assistant Professor of Law, University of Mississippi School of Law (for another few months, anyway)
  • Ruben Garcia - Associate Professor, California Western School of Law
  • Moderator: Michael Kent Curtis, Professor, Wake Forest University School of Law

The Outer Limits and Unintended Effects of Garcetti - Employment Law, Whistleblowers, and the Media

  • Ferrel Guillory - Director, Program on Public Life, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Catherine Fisk, Professor, Duke University Law School
  • Ramona Paetzold - Professor, Mays Business School at Texas A&M University
  • Moderator: Marion Crain, Professor, UNC School of Law


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