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The 2022 Randolph W. Thrower Symposium

First Amendment: Gateway to Social Justice

Thursday, February 3, 2022
9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Emory University School of Law via Zoom

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Opening Remarks
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Danielle Kerker Goldstein, Editor-in-Chief, Emory Law Journal
Dean Mary Anne Bobinski, Emory University School of Law
Samantha Harrell, Executive Symposium Editor, Emory Law Journal

9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m

Darren Hutchinson, Professor of Law and John Lewis Chair for Civil Rights and Social Justice, Emory University School of Law (Introduction by Dean Mary Anne Bobinski)

Panel I.  First Amendment and the Right to Know
9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Moderator: Matthew Lawrence, Associate Professor of Law, Emory University School of Law

Barry Sullivan, Cooney & Conway Chair in Advocacy and George Anastaplo Professor of Constitutional Law and History, Loyola University
Aziz Z. Huq, Frank and Bernice J. Greenberg Professor of Law, University of Chicago
Gerry Weber, Senior Staff Counsel at Southern Center for Human Rights, Adjunct Professor at Emory University School of Law and Georgia State College of Law

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Panel II.  First Amendment Rights in a Changing America
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Moderator: Michael J Broyde, Professor of Law, Director of the SJD Program, Berman Projects Director at Center for the Study of Law and Religion, Emory University

Berta Hernández-Truyol, Professor of Law, University of Florida Levin School of Law
Tabatha Abu El-Haj, Professor of Law, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Justin Hansford, Professor of Law and Director of the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center, Howard University

Panel III:  Making Your Voice Heard: The Efficacy of the First Amendment
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Moderator: Mary L. DudziakAsa Griggs Candler Professor of Law, Emory University School of Law

Seth Kreimer, Kenneth W. Gemmill Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Azadeh Shahshahani, Legal & Advocacy Director, Project South
Dawn C. Nunziato, William Wallace Kirkpatrick Research Professor, George Washington University, School of Law

The Thrower Symposium is free and open to the public. For Georgia Bar members, four hours of CLE credit is available. The CLE fee is waived for judges and clerks.

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