October 24 Saturday

Freedom of Expression Scholar's Conference (FESC 8)

  • Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 8:30AM - 3:30PM
  • SLB Room 127
  • Open To The YLS Community Only
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The Floyd Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression invites applications to participate in the eighth annual Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference (FESC). The conference will be held at Yale Law School in New Haven, Connecticut on Oct. 24-25, 2020. 

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. The paper titles and attendees from prior conferences are available here: 201920182017201620152014, and 2013.

Each accepted paper is assigned to a discussant, who will summarize the paper, provide feedback, and lead a discussion. Workshop sessions are typically lively discussions among authors, discussants, and participants. Sessions run from Saturday morning through Sunday afternoon.  Conference participants are expected to read the papers in advance and to attend the entire conference.

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Abrams, ISP