The rights secured by the First Amendment include the liberties of religion, speech, and the press, as well as the freedoms to peacefully assemble and petition the government. Texas Law's newest Center, led by Director Steven T. Collis, provides opportunities for deliberation about these rights and the controversies related to them. Such deliberation may occur in forms that include conferences, scholarship, lectures, conversations, and debates.
Join the Clements Center for National Security and the The Bech-Loughlin First Amendment Center in a discussion with David A. French, Senior Editor of The Dispatch, and University of Texas at Austin President Jay Hartzell on French's recently published book.
Join Professors Nelson Tebbe (Cornell Law)and Eugene Volokh (UCLA Law) for a conversation regarding how and whether current applications of free speech doctrines affect disparities in income, wealth, and other goods; whether those applications should be altered; and the disagreements and controversies arising from some of the proposed changes. Moderated by Texas Law Professor Steven Collis.
Join Dean Farnsworth, Professor Steven Collis, the hosts of the nationally-acclaimed Pantsuit Politics Podcast and members of UT's traditionally conservative and progressive student organizations for an honest look at how they’re staying friends—or not—in this fractious election season.