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Friday November 19th, 2010

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


Jonathan L. Entin, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Main Speaker:

Frederick Schauer, David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law

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

Sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University Law Review

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…

Jonathan L. Entin is Professor of Law and Political Science at Case Western Reserve University. Until last summer he also served as the law school‘s associate dean for academic affairs. The recipient of several teaching awards and a former co-editor of the Journal of Legal Education, he teaches Constitutional Law; Administrative Law; Courts, Public Policy, and Social Change; and a Supreme Court seminar. His publications relevant to this symposium include ―United States v. Progressive, Inc.: The Faustian Bargain and the First Amendment,‖ Northwestern University Law Review; and ―The Law Professor as Advocate,‖ Case Western Reserve Law Review. He has been a Judicial Fellow at the Federal Judicial Center and a visiting professor at the University of Nebraska. Before joining the faculty in 1984, Professor Entin clerked for Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and practiced in Washington with Steptoe & Johnson. He received his A.B. from Brown University and his J.D. from Northwestern University.

Frederick Schauer teaches Constitutional Law, Evidence, and Jurisprudence. He is also Frank Stanton Professor of the First Amendment, Emeritus, at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, where he taught (1990-2008), was Academic Dean and Acting Dean, and taught Evidence and the First Amendment at Harvard Law School. Prior to Harvard he was Professor of Law at the University of Michigan, and has also been a distinguished visiting professor at the University of Chicago, Dartmouth, the University of Toronto, NYU, and Oxford University. Professor Schauer is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a former Guggenheim Fellow. He has written more than 200 articles for legal and philosophical journals and books on freedom of speech and press, constitutional law and theory, evidence, legal reasoning, and the philosophy of law. He was a founding co-editor of the Journal of Legal Theory, and has chaired the Constitutional Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools and the Committee on Philosophy and Law of the American Philosophical Association.

Prof. Schauer has taught, lectured, or advised on legal and constitutional development in more than two dozen countries. His books have been translated into several foreign languages and his scholarship has been the subject of a book (Rules and Reasoning: Essays in Honour of Fred Schauer, Linda Meyer, ed., Hart Publishing, 1999) and special issues of the Notre Dame, Connecticut, and Quinnipiac Law Reviews, Politeia, and the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. In 2005 Harvard University awarded him a university-wide distinguished teacher award.