Law & Philosophy Program

Free Expression in the Trump Era - An MCLE Presentation and Reception

This panel of leading experts will explore the current state of free expression as a fundamental liberty in a free society.

Presented by the American Bar Foundation (ABF) and the Ziffren Center for Media, Entertainment, Technology and Sports Law, UCLA School of Law, this panel of leading experts will explore the current state of free expression as a fundamental liberty in a free society. Moderated by a media attorney and Special Counsel to an investigative journalism documentary series, two prominent freedom of speech scholars along with top executives of two of the largest U.S. newspapers will discuss the animosity between the new presidential administration and news and media outlets in relation to the First Amendment, freedom of information, and libel laws. The panel will take on this important and timely topic by discussing the legal, sociological, and philosophical foundations as well as practical considerations for constitutional free expression and its relation to American law and democracy.

Speakers:

  • Nicholas Goldberg, Editorial Page Editor, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA
  • David McCraw, Deputy General Counsel, The New York Times, New York, NY
  • Laura Beth Nielsen, Research Professor, American Bar Foundation and Professor of Sociology and Law, Director of Legal Studies, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
  • Seana Shiffrin, Professor of Philosophy and Pete Kameron Professor of Law and Social Justice, UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, CA

Moderator:
Dale Cohen, Special Counsel, Frontline, and Lecturer in Law, UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, CA

4:45 – 5:30 pm – Check-in (Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be available during this time)
5:30 – 7:00 pm – MCLE Panel*
7:00 – 8:00 pm – Reception (Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served)

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More information about the program from the American Bar Foundation

*UCLA School of Law is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. By attending this symposium, you may earn MCLE credit in the amount of up to 1.0 hour of general MCLE credit.

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