Free Speech In and Out of the Classroom

Free Speech Now Series

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 4:30pm
Lewis Library, Room 120
Event Category: 
Co-sponsored Event

This is part III in a three-part series titled Free Speech Now.

The Internet has brought into conflict different cultural and legal norms around freedom of expression in unprecedented ways. In conjunction with her spring seminar, CHV/PHI: Free Speech in the Internet Age, Visiting Professor for Distinguished Teaching Susan Brison has organized a series of public events examining how the value of free speech can be protected while we address the harms of cyber harrassment, revenge porn, fake news, and online and campus hate speech.


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David Rabban
2016-2017 LAPA Fellow
University of Texas School of Law

David Rabban is a 2016-2017 LAPA Fellow in the Program in Law and Public Affairs at Princeton University, and Jamail Regents Chair in Law and University Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas School of Law.   His areas of expertise include the First Amendment, higher education and the law, labor law, and legal history.  He is the author of Law’s History:  American Legal Thought and the Transatlantic Turn to History (2013), which was designated a “notable title in American intellectual history” by the Society for U.S. Intellectual History, and Free Speech in Its Forgotten Years (1997), which received the Morris D. Forkosch Prize from the Journal of the History of Ideas and the Eli M. Oboler Award from the American Library Association Intellectual Freedom Round Table.  He has published numerous articles about labor law, the history of free speech, and academic freedom.  He was General Counsel of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) from 1998 to 2006 and Chair of the AAUP’s Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure from 2006 to 2012.  Rabban is a graduate of Wesleyan University and Stanford Law School.  Rabban was named a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow.  During his year at LAPA, he will work on a book on the history, theory, and law of academic freedom.

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Fred Schauer
University of Virginia

Fred Schauer is the David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law, at the University of Virginia.  A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Schauer is the author of The Law of Obscenity (BNA, 1976), Free Speech: A Philosophical Enquiry (Cambridge, 1982), Playing By the Rules: A Philosophical Examination of Rule-Based Decision-Making in Law and in Life (Clarendon/Oxford, 1991), Profiles, Probabilities, and Stereotypes (Harvard, 2003), Thinking Like a Lawyer: A New Introduction to Legal Reasoning (Harvard, 2009), and, most recently, The Force of Law (Harvard, 2015). The editor of Karl Llewellyn, The Theory of Rules (Chicago, 2011), and a founding editor of the journal Legal Theory, he has been chair of the Section on Constitutional Law of the Association of American Law Schools and of the Committee on Philosophy and Law of the American Philosophical Association. In 2005 he wrote the foreword to the Harvard Law Review’s annual Supreme Court issue, and has written widely on freedom of expression, constitutional law and theory, evidence, legal reasoning, and the philosophy of law. 

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W. Rochelle Calhoun
Princeton University

W. Rochelle Calhoun is the Vice President for Campus Life at Princeton University.

Co Sponsor(s): 
University Center for Human Values