June 4 Monday

Commercial Speech and the First Amendment: Does the Right of Publicity Transcend Commercial Speech?

Please join us for an in-depth discussion on right of publicity. Register here: https://commspeechrop.eventbrite.com

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April 28 Saturday

Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference (FESC6)

The Floyd Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression announces the sixth annual Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference (FESC). The conference will be held at Yale Law School in New Haven, Connecticut from April 28–29, 2018. This is an invitation only event. At FESC, scholars and practitioners discuss works-in-progress on the freedoms of speech, expression, press, association, petition, and assembly as well as on related issues of knowledge and information policy. FESC has become a fixture on the calendar of leading First Amendment thinkers and scholars nationwide.

April 27 Friday

1st Amendment Salon: Rethinking Reno and Section 230: How should we regulate social media?

Jack Balkin will moderate a panel discussion for approximately 45 minutes before questions and comments are taken from the audience at Yale and at interconnected venues in New York and Washington.

April 18 Wednesday

NDAs and Investigative Journalism: What Can Be Done When Contractual Commitments Are Used To Suppress New Reporting?

NDAs and Investigative Journalism: What Can Be Done When Contractual Commitments Are Used To Suppress New Reporting?

The Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression and the Media Freedom & Information Access Clinic at Yale Law School invite you, your journalist colleagues and others from your organization to the next in their series of occasional lunchtime discussions of current issues facing journalists and their lawyers.

February 7 Wednesday

When Truth Matters, Can Images Be Trusted?

In a world where online information purveyors can distribute “fake news,” does it matter that audio, visual and audio/visual materials can be doctored or be utterly fictional?

February 6 Tuesday

FOIA Bootcamp

As government transparency faces an uncertain future, the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (MFIA) at Yale Law School invites you to come learn about the legal tools you can use to keep federal, state, and local governments open and accountable.

Learn how to effectively obtain information through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)—how to draft requests, where to send them, what language you should use and how to work with agencies to avoid going to court.

February 1 Thursday

The First Amendment on Campus: Constitutional reflections on recent campus speech controversies, with Prof. Catherine Ross 87'

Join Prof. Catherine Ross 87’, of George Washington University Law School to discuss the First Amendment on campus. Prof. Ross holds a B.A., Ph.D. (History) and JD from Yale and is the Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor of Law at George Washington University where she specializes in constitutional law (with particular emphasis on the First Amendment), family law, and children’s rights.

November 29 Wednesday

The First Amendment Today

Professors Jack Balkin and Robert Post on recent issues in First Amendment freedoms of speech, press, and assembly

November 6 Monday

First Amendment Salon: Reargument of Masses Publishing Co. v. Patten

In commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of Masses Publishing Co. v. Patten, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, in association with the First Amendment Salons, the Floyd Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression at Yale Law School, and the Committee on Media Law of the New York State Bar Association, cordially invite you to attend a “reargument” of the appeal in the case before a panel comprised of Judges Reena Raggi, Pierre N. Leval and Robert D. Sack. Floyd Abrams will appear for Masses Publishing Co.; Kathleen M. Sullivan will appear for Postmaster Patten.

October 2 Monday

Practical Digital Security for Journalists (and their lawyers)

Practical Digital Security for Journalists (and their lawyers)

The Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression and the Media Freedom & Information Access Clinic at Yale Law School invite you, your journalist colleagues and others from your organization to the next in their series of occasional lunchtime discussions of current issues facing journalists and their lawyers.

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