FIRE to sponsor April free speech symposium at Brooklyn Law School

March 4, 2019

FIRE is pleased to announce that registration is now open for Brooklyn Law School’s Symposium, “Incitement At 100—And 50—And Today: Free Speech and Violence in the Modern World.”

Sponsored by FIRE and Carolina Academic Press, this symposium will bring together some of the best and brightest free speech scholars and practitioners to celebrate 100 years since “the first Supreme Court cases to give serious consideration to free speech” and 50 years since the landmark case of Brandenburg v. Ohio. Split into four panels, participants will consider the history of incitement cases, their relevance today in a world of social media and terrorism anxiety, and their enduring importance.

FIRE supporters may notice some familiar participants including former president of the ACLU and guest on FIRE’s So to Speak Podcast, Nadine Strossen; professor and author Ronald K. L. Collins, whose “First Amendment News” is now hosted on FIRE’s website; and noted First Amendment attorney Floyd Abrams — just to name a few.

A full list of participants (alphabetical):

Floyd Abrams, Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

William D. Araiza, Brooklyn Law School

Jonathan Askin, Brooklyn Law School

Christopher Beauchamp, Brooklyn Law School

Ronald K. L. Collins, History Book Festival; Former Harold S. Shefelman Scholar, University of Washington School of Law

Leslie Gielow Jacobs, University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law

Joel M. Gora, Brooklyn Law School

David S. Han, Pepperdine University School of Law

Thomas Healy, Seton Hall University School of Law

Leslie Kendrick, University of Virginia School of Law

Heidi Kitrosser, University of Minnesota Law School

Genevieve Lakier, University of Chicago Law School

Louis Michael Seidman, Georgetown Law

Nadine Strossen, New York Law School; former president, ACLU

Emerson J. Sykes, ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project

Rachel E. VanLandingham, Southwestern Law School

Christina E. Wells, University of Missouri School of Law

The symposium will take place Friday, April 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the Subotnick Center at Brooklyn Law School.

For more information and to register for the symposium, click here.