Professor Shannon Gilreath to speak on First Amendment at National Constitution Center event on Tuesday, Nov. 28

Photo of Wake Forest Law Professor Shannon Gilreath in front of the Worrell Professional Center

Professor Shannon Gilreath will participate in a program by the National Constitution Center on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. The event will be held at the Debate Chamber at Old Parkland in Dallas, Texas. Professor Gilreath had an op/ed published in The Dallas Morning News on Nov. 23 regarding the topic of his presentation.

Professor Gilreath will act as a First Amendment expert at the event, which is moderated by Jeffrey Rosen, an academic and commentator on legal affairs and former president and CEO of the National Constitution Center.

Professor Gilreath and Rosen will discuss whether or not the First Amendment protects hate speech online. The debate is co-sponsored by the American Constitution Society and The Federalist Society and is presented with the generous support of Crow Holdings.

The National Constitution Center, headquartered in Philadelphia, is the first and only institution in America established by Congress to “disseminate information about the United States Constitution on a non-partisan basis in order to increase the awareness and understanding of the Constitution among the American people,” according to its website.

Professor Gilreath is nationally recognized as an expert on issues of equality, sexual minorities and constitutional interpretation.  An advocate of interdisciplinary study, he regularly teaches Constitutional Law, Sexual Identity and Law, Freedom of Religion, and Gender and the Law  in the law school, as well as various other topical seminars in the law school  and in the university’s Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies department, where he is also a core faculty member.