SAVE THE DATE! Texas Tech School of Law 2011 Criminal Law Symposium

The Criminal Law Symposium on Criminal Law and the First Amendment

Friday, April 8, 2011, 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

Lanier Professional Development Center
Texas Tech University School of Law
1802 Hartford Avenue, Lubbock, TX 79410

In the Fifth Annual Criminal Law Symposium, sponsored by Texas Tech University 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.

The Symposium is free to the public but there is a fee for practitioners wishing to obtain CLE credit. For more information, as well as a link to register online, visit the Symposium website at

Schedule of Events
9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Opening Keynote
Erwin Chemerinsky, University of California, Irvine

10:00 a.m. – Noon
Is (should) BRANDENBURG (be) Good Law in a Post-9/11 World?
Moderator: Nadine Strossen, New York University
Panelists: Burt Neuborne, New York University; Scot Powe, University of Texas;
Gene Nichol, University of North Carolina; Bill Van Alstyne, William & Mary University

Noon - 1:15 p.m.
Lexis-Nexis Lunch: The History of the First Amendment and the Criminal law
Speaker: Michael Curtis, Wake Forest University

1:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
The First Amendment, The Internet, and the Criminal Law.
Moderator: Ellen Podgor, Stetson University
Panelists: Lyrissa Lidsky, University of Florida; Kevin Saunders, Michigan State University;
Eric Segall, Russell Weaver, University of Louisville

3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Should Free Exercise of Religion Ever be a Defense to an Otherwise Valid Criminal
law, or did SMITH get it right?
Moderator: John Taylor, West Virginia University
Panelists: Jesse Choper, University of California, Berkeley; Arnold Loewy, Texas Tech University; Bill Marshall, University of North Carolina; Frank Ravitch, Michigan State University

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.


Tina Dechausay


School of Law

Event Information
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Event Date: 4/8/2011

Lanier Professional Development Center at Tech School of Law