Professor Michael Curtis joins ‘Distorting the Truth: Fake News and Free Speech’ symposium on Oct. 27, 2017

Photo of Professor Michael Curtis in the Worrell Professional Center

Professor Michael Curtis is participating in a symposium sponsored by the Center for Media Law and Policy and the First Amendment Law Review titled “Distorting the Truth: ‘Fake News’ & Free Speech.” The event is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill will bring together noted legal scholars, social scientists and professionals, including keynote speaker Angie Drobnic Holan, editor of Politifact, to discuss this increasingly important topic.

Confirmed panelists include:

  • Derek Bambauer, Professor of Law, University of Arizona College of Law
  • Joseph Blocher, Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law
  • Clay Calvert, Professor and Brechner Eminent Scholar in Mass Communication, University of Florida
  • Michael Curtis, Judge Donald Smith Professor of Constitutional and Public Law, Wake Forest University School of Law
  • Deen Freelon, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina School of Media and Journalism
  • David Han, Associate Professor of Law, Pepperdine University School of Law
  • Richard L. Hasen, Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science, University of California, Irvine
  • Lili Levi, Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law
  • Ashley Messenger, Senior Associate General Counsel, NPR
  • Helen Norton, Professor and Ira C. Rothgerber Chair in Constitutional Law, University of Colorado Law School
  • Catherine J. Ross, Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor, George Washington University School of Law
  • Emily Thorson, Associate Professor of Political Science, Syracuse University
  • Sonja R. West, Otis Brumby Distinguished Professor of First Amendment Law, University of Georgia School of Law

The symposium will be offered both in-person and via live webcast. North Carolina CLE (4.5 credits) is available for both in-person and live webcast attendees.

For more information, please visit the First Amendment Law Review’s event page.