March 23, 2011
Written by Tina Dechausay
The discussion will focus on criminal law and the First Amendment.
The Texas Tech School of Law presents the 2011 Criminal Law Symposium from 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. April 8 in the Lanier Professional Development Center at 1802 Hartford Ave.
In the Fifth Annual Criminal Law Symposium, sponsored by School of Law and the Texas Tech Law Review, a distinguished group of scholars will explore the intersections of the First Amendment and criminal law.
"Several nationally-prominent speakers will participate in this year's symposium," said Professor Arnold Loewy, George R. Killam Jr. Chair of Criminal Law at Texas Tech's School of Law.
"Attendees will have the privilege of receiving insight on the importance of the first amendment issues of our time."
"This will be our fifth annual criminal law symposium and with this year's topic and distinguished group of speakers, it should prove to be a fascinating conference," Loewy said.
Opening Keynote: Erwin Chemerinsky, University of California, Irvine
Is (should) BRANDENBURG (be) Good Law in a Post-9/11 World?
Nadine Strossen, New York University
Burt Neuborne, New York University
Scot Powe, University of Texas
Gene Nichol, University of North Carolina
Bill Van Alstyne, William & Mary University
Lexis-Nexis Lunch: The History of the First Amendment and Criminal Law
Michael Curtis, Wake Forest University
The First Amendment, the Internet, and Criminal Law
Ellen Podgor, Stetson University
Lyrissa Lidsky, University of Florida
Kevin Saunders, Michigan State University
Eric Segall, Russell Weaver, University of Louisville
Should Free Exercise of Religion ever be a Defense to an otherwise Valid Criminal Law, or did SMITH Get it Right?
John Taylor, West Virginia University
Jesse Choper, University of California, Berkeley
Arnold Loewy,Texas Tech University
Bill Marshall, University of North Carolina
Frank Ravitch, Michigan State University
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
The Texas Tech School of Law is a leader among Texas law schools with a 16-year average pass rate of 90 percent on the State Bar Exam.
A small student body, a diverse faculty and a low student-faculty ratio (15.3:1) promotes learning and encourages interaction between students and professors.