October 24 Saturday

Freedom of Expression Scholar's Conference (FESC 8)

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.

October 23 Friday

AAC 2020: What the Current Moment has Taught about Transparency

Friday, October 23

8:45 Welcome by Floyd Abrams: What the Current Moment Has Taught About Transparency

9:00 FOIA Successes and Failures

How has our existing regime of FOI laws served us in the multiple current crises, what reforms are needed, and how can they be brought about?

Moderator: Charles Crain (MFIA)

Panelists:

July 14 Tuesday

The Role of a Free Press in a Time of Turmoil; A Virtual “Brown Bag Lunch” Discussion

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.

June 2 Tuesday

5th Annual Commercial Speech and First Amendment VIRTUAL conference

The Fifth Annual Commercial Speech and the First Amendment Conference is ready for registration.  It is a virtual conference via Zoom, offering the opportunity to ask questions and engage with our panelists.  We look forward to your joining us.  We plan to take questions through the chat function on Zoom. We also plan to release the conference video of the event and will need all attendees to sign a release form. The form will be sent to registered attendees prior to the start of the conference.

March 19 Thursday

Cancelled: FOIA Bootcamp

CANCELLED

As government becomes more opaque, it is ever more important to know how to use effectively the legal tools that exist to make federal, state, and local governments more open and accountable. To that end, the Media Freedom & Information Access Clinic (MFIA) and Floyd Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression at Yale Law School are hosting their annual “FOIA bootcamp” on March 19, 2020, where attendees can learn from experts in the field how to make the most out of government transparency laws.

February 25 Tuesday

Brown Bag Lunch: EXPUNGEMENT AND THE PRESS: Should an enforceable right to be forgotten apply to the reporting of past entanglements with law enforcement?

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.

October 4 Friday

Checks, Balances and the Trump Administration

The current Administration has been criticized for using executive orders and administrative actions to dismantle regulatory regimes without apparent regard for existing law or established fact, and doing so in ways that dodge the checks and balances of congressional and judicial oversight. This panel will assess how constitutional structures and historic practices intended to promote Executive Branch accountability are performing in an era of expansive executive power, fake news, and the Trump management style.

October 4 Friday

AAC 2019: Accountability in Partisan Times

This conference is made possible by the generous support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Democracy Fund and Legal Clinics Fund.

June 3 Monday

Commercial Speech and the First Amendment

COMMERCIAL SPEECH POST-NIFLA  

From Yale Law School’s Abrams Institute for Freedom of Speech

COMMERCIAL SPEECH AND THE FIRST AMENDMENT

June 3, 2019 - 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

New York, NY

 

April 26 Friday

Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference 7

The Floyd Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression holds its seventh annual Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference (FESC) at Yale Law School in New Haven, Connecticut on April 26 & 27, 2019.    

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