2016-2017 Symposium

2016-2017 Symposium

The Expanding First Amendment

November 18, 2016 | Saxbe Auditorium



On November 18, 2016, the Ohio State Law Journal hosted a symposium on “The Expanding First Amendment.” The Symposium brought together legal scholars from across the country to explore the extent and consequences of the purported recent expansion of First Amendment law. There will be four panels discussing: (1) What Is Speech Now?; (2) Speech, Association, and Democracy; (3) Speech and Public Health; and (4) Speech and Anti-discrimination Law.

Panelists and Moderators included:

  • Professor Tabatha Abu El-Haj, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
  • Professor Samuel Bagenstos, University of Michigan Law School
  • Professor Jane Bambauer, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
  • Professor Micah Berman, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • Professor Ashutosh Bhagwat, University of California-Davis School of Law
  • Professor Ruth Colker, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • Professor Caroline Mala Corbin, University of Miami School of Law
  • Professor Margot Kaminski, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • Professor Leslie Kendrick, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Professor Ronald Krotoszynski, University of Alabama School of Law
  • Professor Nancy Leong, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • Professor Wendy Parmet, Northeastern University School of Law
  • Professor Christopher Robertson, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law / New York University School of Law (visiting professor)
  • Professor Peter Shane, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • Amanda Shanor, Ph.D. Candidate, Yale Law School
  • Professor Daniel Tokaji, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • Professor Patricia Zettler, Georgia State University College of Law
  • Professor Timothy Zick, William and Mary Law School

Schedule of Events:

8:00am – 8:45am: Breakfast and Check-In (breakfast and coffee provided)

8:45am – 9:00am: Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:00am – 10:15am: What is Speech Now?

10:15am – 10:30am: Coffee Break I (coffee and snacks provided)

10:30am – 11:45am: Speech, Association, and Democracy

12:00pm – 1:00pm: Lunch Break (Lunch will not be provided to participants)

1:15pm – 2:30pm: Speech and Public Health

2:30pm – 2:45pm: Coffee Break II (coffee and snacks provided)

2:45pm – 4:00pm: Speech and Anti-discrimination Law

4:00pm – 4:15pm: Break

4:15pm – 5:00pm: Keynote Speech

Attorneys and practitioners attending the Ohio State Law Journal Symposium on “The Expanding First Amendment” were eligible to receive 5.75 hours of CLE credit. CLE Materials are available here.


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