Professor Harold Lloyd to present keynote at UNC-G’s ‘HB2: History, Legacy, and Impact’ symposium on April 13

Photo of Professor Harold Lloyd in the Professional Center Library in the Worrell Professional Center

Professor Harold Lloyd

Professor Harold Lloyd will be the keynote speaker at the Spring 2018 University of North Carolina-Greensboro (UNC-G) Ashby Dialogues and Symposia event entitled “HB2: History, Legacy, and Impact” set for Friday, April 13, 2018. The symposium begins at 9 a.m. and is located in Cone Ballroom C at UNC-G. Professor Lloyd will present on the topic of “Politics, Journalism, and Truth: The Real Story of HB2.”

LGBTQ+ Education and Resource Network (LEARN) will host the 2018 Spring Symposium to encourage university-wide discourse about North Carolina’s House Bill 2 (HB2), both as a policy and a media phenomenon, and how this affects external and internal perceptions of LGBTQ+ communities.  The total series takes place over two dialogues and a symposium. During his keynote speech, Professor Lloyd will share his thoughts about HB2 as well as his thoughts about how traditional journalism failed to address the totality of HB2 such as its repeal of private causes of action for employment discrimination.

Professor Lloyd has spoken and written extensively about North Carolina’s HB2.  His piece entitled “McCrory’s House Bill 2: A Brief Outline of Its Five ‘Parts’” went viral and helped shape the dialogue that led to eventual partial and then fuller repeal of HB2.

Professor Lloyd has served as a co-editor-in-chief of The Second Draft, and has also served as the Ethics Chair for the Corporate Counsel Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. Professor Lloyd’s legal interests include law and language, semiotics of law, rhetoric, interpretation theory, commercial transactions (including commercial leasing and other real property transactions), the practical art of commercial negotiation and drafting, and legal education theory and reform.