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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.


This year, the annual First Amendment Law Review Symposium is about "Free Speech in Higher Education." We will discuss the importance of balancing student expression, academic freedom, and the practical challenges of maintaining a safe campus environment with three exciting panels.

FALR 2015 Symposium Flyer


  • Registration from 8:30-9:00 a.m.
  • Opening Remarks (UNC Law Dean Brinkley) from 9:00-9:10 a.m.
  • Introduction of the Keynote by our Editor in Chief (Brian Gwyn) from 9:10-9:15 a.m.
  • Keynote Address by Robert Shibley from 9:15-10:00 a.m.
  • Break from 10:00-10:15 a.m.
  • Practical Perspectives Panel from 10:15-11:30 a.m.
  • Lunch from 11:30-12:30 p.m. (lunch will be provided)
  • Faculty/Staff Speech Panel from 12:30-1:45 p.m.
  • Break from 1:45-2:00 p.m
  • Student Speech Panel from 2:00-3:15 p.m.
  • Concluding Remarks (John Gibson and Jamie Rudd) from 3:15-3:30 p.m.

Register to attend this event (and get a free lunch!)

Submit a paper (deadline January 8) on our submissions page.

Contact John Gibson ( or Jamie Rudd ( with questions.

Please note: The "Read the Journal" section of our website is currently under construction. Individuals wanting to read articles should either visit HeinOnline or contact Kandace Watkins, our online editor, at

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