Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference 6 (2018)


SATURDAY, APRIL 28th, 2018

8 am – 12 pm – Registration in Sterling Law Building Room 122

8:00 am – 8:55 am – Breakfast and Welcome by Floyd Abrams in the Law School Dining Hall

9:00 am – 10:00 am – First Session (Breakout Session)

Author Paper Title DiscussantRoom
Alan Chen Free Speech, Rational Deliberation, and Some Truths About Lies Joseph Blocher 121
Cristina Tilley (Re)categorizing Defamation Floyd Abrams 128
Bilyana Petkova Privacy as Europe’s First Amendment Kamel Ajji  129

 10:15 am – 11:15 am – Second Session (Breakout Session)

Author(s) Paper Title Discussant Room
Alex Tsesis Speech, Privacy, and Digital AudiencesAshutosh Bhagwat 121
Luiz Krassuski & Eduardo Mendonça The "Marco Civil da Internet" and the Precedents from The Brazilian Superior Court of Justice Morgan Weiland 128
Genevieve Lakier Imagining an Antisubordinating First Amendment John Langford 129

11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Third Session (Breakout Session)

Author(s) Paper Title Discussant Room
Bendor Ariel & Michal Tamir Prior Restraint in the Digital AgeSonja R. West 121
Ashutosh Bhagwat  The First Amendment and Democratic CitizenshipChristina Koningisor 128

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm – Lunch at the Law School Dining Hall

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm – Fourth Session (Plenary Panel) – The First Amendment Online

Author Paper Title Discussant Room
Kate KlonickFacebook versus Sullivan Jack Balkin 127
Anna Wennakoski The Paradox Called Information Neutrality and The Politicization of Information Infrastructures Jack Balkin 127
Morgan Weiland The Paradox for Platforms-As-Press: Unwinding This Analogy to Solve the Problem of Platform Accountability Jack Balkin 127

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm – Fifth Session (Breakout Session)

Author Paper Title Discussant Room
Sarah C. HaanThe Post-Truth First Amendment RonNell Andersen Jones128
Scott Skinner-ThompsonRecording as HecklingJonathan Manes129

 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm – Sixth Session (Breakout Session)

Author Paper Title Discussant Room
Ronald J. Krotoszynski, JrThe Disappearing First Amendment: On the Decline of Freedom of Speech and the Growing Problem of Inequality Among Speakers Genevieve Lakier121
Claudia Haupt Licensing Knowledge Helen Norton128
Jenny E. Carroll Graffiti, Speech, and CrimeThomas Kadri129

  7 pm – 9:30 pm – Dinner (see program for address)

SUNDAY, APRIL 29th, 2018

8:30 am – 9:00 am – Breakfast at Law School Dining Hall

9:00 am – 10:00 am – Seventh Session (Plenary) – The Right of Publicity

Author Paper Title Discussant Room
Jennifer RothmanThe Right of Publicity: Privacy Reimagined for a Public World Patrick Kabat 127
Thomas KadriDrawing Trump Naked: Curbing the Right of Publicity to Protect Cultural DemocracyPatrick Kabat127

10:15 am – 11:15 am – Eighth Session (Breakout Session)

Author Paper Title Discussant Room
Hannah Bloch-Wehba Global Speech Governance Jane Kirtley 121
Brian Hutler Speaker Anonymity as a Shield or a Sword David Pozen128
Helen Norton Discrimination, Information, and the First Amendment Claudia Haupt 129

11:30 pm – 12:30 pm – Ninth Session (Breakout Session)

Author(s) Paper Title Discussant Room
Enrique ArmijoThe Freedom of Non-Speech Alan Chen


Jacob Hutt After Packingham: Challenging Social Media Bans on Parolees and Probationers Convicted of Sex Offenses Hannah Bloch-Wehba 128
Frank D. LoMonte & Clay Calvert The Open Mic, Unplugged: Challenges to Viewpoint-Based Constraints on Public-Comment PeriodsRachael L. Jones127

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm – Tenth Session (Lunchtime Plenary Panel) – Candidate, Presidential, and Government Speech

Author Paper Title DiscussantRoom
Josh BlackmanPresidential Free SpeechDavid Schulz127
Cynthia Boyer The U.S. President’s Exercise of Free Speech on Social Media: Constitutional Issues and Challenges David Schulz127
Caroline Mala Corbin Limits on Government Speech David Schulz127
James WeinsteinFree Speech and Domain Allocation: A Suggested Framework for Analyzing the Constitutionality of Prohibition of Lies in Political Campaigns David Schulz127