February 23, 2016 Event – Hurtful & Demeaning Speech on the College Campus with Jack Weiss

Event: Hurtful & Demeaning Speech on the College Campus with Jack Weiss
Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Time: Noon-1:00pm
LocationBelo Mansion, 2101 Ross Ave., Dallas, Texas 75201 (map)

 The Supreme Court has held repeatedly that protection of offensive speech is a bedrock First Amendment principle.  But recently, university students are demanding—and some administrators seem to be promising—university environments that are “safe” from hurtful and harmful speech.  On December 9, the Dallas Lawyers Chapter of The Federalist Society will host a lunch presentation by Chancellor Jack Weiss, who will discuss the doctrinal framework that informs this important constitutional debate.

          Jack Weiss is Chancellor Emeritus and Professor of Law at the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. He teaches courses in First Amendment Rights of Expression and Association, Media Law, and Comparative Media Law.  From 2007 to 2015, Mr. Weiss served as Chancellor (Dean) of the Law Center.  He is a Scholar-in-Residence at Columbia Law School for the current academic year.

From 1998 to 2007, Mr. Weiss was a partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP.  Mr. Weiss served as principal outside publication counsel for The Wall Street Journal.  From 1975 to 1998, Mr. Weiss practiced law in New Orleans, where he represented many major publishing and broadcast clients.

Mr. Weiss served as law clerk to Chief Justice Warren E. Burger for the 1972 Term and previously as law clerk to Fifth Circuit Judge John Minor Wisdom.  He received his law degree magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and his undergraduate degree cum laude with high honors in English Literature from Yale University.

Open to the public and CLE credit available.