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Volume 94 Symposium Announcement

August 29, 2018

On Friday, November 2, 2018 Volume 94 of the Notre Dame Law Review will host its annual Symposium in the Patrick F. McCartan Courtroom.  This year’s Symposium is titled Contemporary Free Speech: The Marketplace of Ideas a Century Later.

The Symposium will survey the development of the modern free speech doctrine.  In particular, the Symposium focuses on the Holmesian account of the “free trade in ideas.”  Panels of leading academics from law schools across the country will reflect on the development of First Amendment law in the 100-years since Justice Holmes’s dissent in Abrams v. United States.  This year’s panelists will discuss a variety of contemporary free speech topics, ranging from hate speech, to student speech, to commercial speech, to worker speech.

This year’s keynote speaker is the Honorable Judge Michael Y. Scudder of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.  Judge Scudder was appointed to the Seventh Circuit in 2018, and maintains his chambers in Chicago.  Judge Scudder’s keynote address will be published in the Symposium Issue of Volume 94 alongside the articles written by the panelists.  The Symposium Issue will be released in the spring of 2019.

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