Date:
March 30, 2021
Start:
12:00pm
End:
1:00pm
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Panel Discussion / Speaker Series

Join Professors RonNell Andersen Jones (University of Utah College of Law) and Lyrissa Lidsky (Dean, University of Missouri School of Law) for a lively discussion about how we might approach issues of press freedom at a time of new challenges and significant change to the media landscape, along with a special conversation for law students about joining academia from underrepresented law schools.

Topics to be discussed: - Major defamation cases happening right now and their implications. - How these cases relate to incitement. - The U.S. Supreme Court’s (and other branches of government) vilification of the press (perhaps in the context of Judge Silberman’s recent dissent). - How does/should press partisanship affect how we view these cases and issues. - Issues related to post-truthism and what constitutes “the press.” - ALSO - Breaking Into Academia from the Non-Traditional Law Schools, with the opportunity to answer student questions Moderated by Professor Steven Collis (Texas Law).

To register, please visit: https://thepresidentthepeopleandthefreedomofthepress.eventbrite.com

Specific audiences:
  • Texas Law students
  • Faculty
  • Staff
Sponsored by:
  • Bech-Loughlin First Amendment Center

If you need an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact the sponsor listed above or the Texas Law Special Events Office at specialevents@law.utexas.edu no later than seven business days prior to the event.