Future of the First Amendment Symposium

Future of the First Amendment Symposium

The Future of the First Amendment symposium will explore various developments in First Amendment law and jurisprudence that have occurred over the past 10 years and what those changes bode for the future interpretation and application of the rights contained in that amendment. Nationally recognized scholars and experts will explore topics that include government secrecy; access to government information; the regulation of private expression in government workplaces, schools and forums; the regulation of the internet; the government's use of religious discourse and displays; and the faith-based initiative.

Erwin Chemerinsky, founding dean of the University of California-Irvine School of Law, will present the keynote address.

Judge Marsha S. Berzon of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will present the luncheon address.

The event is co-sponsored by the Willamette Center for Religion, Law and Democracy and the Willamette Law Review.

Friday, October 16, 2009
8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., reception to follow
Paulus Lecture Hall, Willamette University College of Law

For more information or to register for the event, contact Reyna Meyers at