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Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

The First Amendment Law Review will host its annual symposium in Chapel Hill, NC, on October 12, 2013, where scholars from across the country will participate in a discussion focused on the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in New York Times v. Sullivan.

As the only legal journal in the country dedicated solely to the First Amendment, the First Amendment Law Review has a tradition of hosting excellent symposia with impressive keynote speakers such as Erwin Chemerinsky and Floyd Abrams. This year, we are pleased to announce that Ken Paulson, President and CEO of the First Amendment Law Center, will deliver our keynote address.

This year’s Sullivan Symposium will host two panels of First Amendment and media law scholars including Bruce Brown, Vincent Blasi, Ronald Cass, Stuart Benjamin, George Wright, and Ashley Messenger. The event will begin with Ken Paulson’s keynote address, followed by a 30 minute Q&A. The morning panel will then examine the impactof the Sullivan decision on the media, while the afternoon panel will discuss its broader implications on First Amendment jurisprudence. Lunch will be provided for all registered attendees.

Please direct all questions concerning this event to:

Candra Baizan

Sponsored by the UNC School of Law; UNC School of Journalism; UNC Center for Media Law and Policy; American Constitution Society; UNC Student Congress

Please Note: The "Read the Journal" section of our website is under construction. Any articles currently posted there are not the final and official publications of The First Amendment Law Review. Individuals wanting to read articles should either visit HeinOnline or contact our publications editor Neal Inman at

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