Media Law Society Celebrates First Amendment Day

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

12:00 PM

12:50 PM

Classroom 5046

The UNC Media Law Society invites all to participate in a First Amendment Day celebration! Join us for a discussion of First Amendment issues and advocacy. 

Join us on First Amendment Day at the UNC School of Law for a discussion on Session Law 2017-196, titled “An Act To Restore and Preserve Free Speech On the Campuses of the Constituent Institutions of the University of North Carolina”.

This recently enacted law affects free expression on campus in multiple ways. Interested in how? Join us to hear a panel of extremely knowledgeable people discuss and debate the ramifications of this new law. Pizza will be served, courtesy of the wonderful UNC Center for Media Law and Policy!

Panelists will include:

  • Rep. Jonathan Jordan '96, a member of the N.C. House of Representatives, graduate of the UNC School of Law, and one of the sponsors of this bill.
  • Professor Mary-Rose Papandrea, Judge John J. Parker Distinguished Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at UNC School of Law.
  • Kristen Simonsen Lewis, Assistant University Counsel at UNC, with a focus on First Amendment law.
  • Professor Bill Marshall, William Rand Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law at UNC School of Law.
The panel will be moderated by Professor David Ardia, our faculty adviser and the Co-Director of the UNC Center for Media Law and Policy. 
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