UNC 2010 symposium: Sexually Explicit Speech and the First Amendment

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FIRST AMENDMENT LAW REVIEW presents its eighth annual symposium

Thursday, Feb. 18 and Friday, Feb. 19, 2010

Keynote: Larry Flynt, Publisher of Hustler magazine and founder of Larry Flynt Publications

Thursday, Feb. 18, 8 p.m.*

Location: Great Hall, UNC Student Union

Moderators: Clay Calvert, Professor and Brechner Eminent Scholar at the University of Florida, and Robert Richards, John and Ann Curley Professor of First Amendment Studies at Penn State University.

*Tickets are required for this session only

Free tickets available beginning Feb. 1 at the Student Union Box Office


Friday, Feb. 19

UNC School of Law

Registration begins at 9 a.m., Programs from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

First Panel: Issues in free speech and sexually explicit content

Moderator: William W. Van Alstyne, Professor at the College of William & Mary Law School


Larry Walters, First Amendment attorney, Walters Law Group

Mary Beth Buchanan, Former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Jeffrey Douglas, Adult entertainment industry defense attorney

Second Panel: Free speech and censorship of sexually explicit language

Moderator: William W. Van Alstyne, Professor at the College of William & Mary Law School


Diane Duke, Executive director of the Free Speech Coalition

Tim Winter, President of the Parents Television Council

Katharine Bartlett, A. Kenneth Pye Professor of Law at Duke Law specializing in gender studies

Third Panel: In-depth discussion of Flynt's role in free speech

Featured Speaker: Rodney Smolla, Dean of Washington & Lee School of Law, First Amendment scholar and advocate

General admission is $20.

UNC-Chapel Hill students, faculty members, and staff members may attend for free.

Students from other schools and senior citizens may attend for $10.

Members of the N.C. State Bar may be able to earn Continuing Legal Education (CLE) hours by contacting the bar. 

A boxed lunch will be provided

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