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Friday November 19th, 2010

Government Speech: The Government’s Ability to Compel and Restrict Speech – Introduction

Raymond Ku, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Co-director, Center for Law, Technology, and the Arts, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Friday November 19, 2010, 9:00 a.m.-4:15 p.m.

Sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University Law Reveiw

The 2010-2011 Law Review Symposium will address limits on government speech and the government’s ability to claim speech as its own in both restricting and compelling speech. Panels will examine 1) the intersection between government speech and the establishment clause (with a focus on the implications of Salazar v. Buono); 2) the extent to which the government can control school curricula and restrict the work of law school clinics; 3) the extent to which the government can compel speech by denominating the speech as its own.

Additional Information About Our Guests…

Raymond Ku received his J.D., cum laude, from New York University School of Law where he was a Leonard Boudin First Amendment Fellow in the Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Program, and his A.B. with Honors from Brown University where he was the recipient of the Philo Sherman Bennet Prize for the best political science thesis discussing the principles of free government. Professor Ku clerked for the Honorable Timothy K. Lewis, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He then practiced constitutional, intellectual property, and antitrust law with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP, and First mendment/media and intellectual property law with Levine Pierson Sullivan & Koch,
L.L.P., both in Washington, D.C. He has taught at Cornell Law School, Seton Hall University School of Law, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, and St. Thomas University School of Law.

An internationally recognized scholar, Prof. Ku writes on legal issues impacting individual liberty, creativity, and technology. His articles appear in the law reviews and journals of Berkeley, Chicago, Fordham, Georgetown, Minnesota, Stanford, Tulane, Vanderbilt, and Wisconsin among others, and he is the lead author of the first casebook devoted exclusively to the study of cyberspace law. Prof. Ku was the 2009 recipient of the Case Western Reserve University Law Alumni Association‘s Distinguished Teacher Award, and voted Professor of the Year by the graduating class of 2009.