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Announcing the 2009 Law Review Symposium: The Intersection of Media and the Law

Just when does government regulation of the media go too far? Or, does it ever not go far enough? Even if a particular regulatory act is constitutional, is it prudent?

The 2009 Law Review Symposium is set to answer these questions October 9 – 10, 2009 on the Regent University campus in Virginia Beach, VA. Law Review Editor in Chief, Benjamin Eastburn, commented on the forum topic’s timeliness:

“We chose ‘Media and the Law’ because of its seemingly universal presence in political discussions and news stories over the past year,” he said. “People have heard a lot about the Fairness Doctrine, television and internet regulation, et cetera. Discussion on these topics is necessary to inform the legal community on the difficult questions our symposium poses.”

The weekend begins on Friday at 6:30 p.m. with a kick-off banquet featuring special guest Judge Andrew P. Napolitano.

Judge Napolitano, former New Jersey Superior Court Judge, serves as FOX News’ senior judicial analyst. He joined the network in 1998, has hosted television and talk radio shows, and is currently the host of FOX’s Freedom Watch.

The discussion continues Saturday morning with the Distinguished Symposium Panel on Media and the Law at 9:30 a.m. Congressman Trent Franks (AZ-2), a high-profile sponsor of numerous bills designed to protect the family, including the "Child Obscenity and Pornography Bill,” will moderate the panel which includes the following media and law experts:

  • Asst. Prof Marvin Ammori of the University of Nebraska College of Law and General Counsel of Free Press. Ammori is a legal scholar and advocate expert in cyberlaw, the First Amendment, and telecommunications policy. Read about his accomplishments in these fields here.

  • Prof. Christine A. Corcos of the Louisiana State University Law Center. Corcos currently teaches in the areas of media law, entertainment law, computers and the law, and tort law, and also researches and writes in the areas of First Amendment law, legal history, and law and popular culture. Read about her vast experience here.
  • Asst. Prof. Adam Candeub of Michigan State University College of Law. Candeub’s scholarly interests focus on the intersection of regulation, economics, and communications law and policy. Prior to his position at MSU, he was an attorney-advisor for the Federal Communications Commission in the Media Bureau. Read about his expertise here.
  • Prof. Lili Levi of the University of Miami School of Law. Levi’s scholarship focuses primarily on communications and media law. Before joining the faculty at Miami School of Law, she was Broadcast Counsel with CBS, Inc. Read more about her contributions to the legal field here.

“Although we have a general outline for the panel discussion, it is very flexible and can be readjusted midstream to accommodate the areas the panel wishes to explore,” Eastburn said. “Our guests represent the entire gamut of viewpoints on media and law issues, and the panel promises to be a great forum for ideas.”

There’s still time to register for this important event sponsored by the Regent University Law Review and the Federalist Society.

Visit www.regent.edu/symposium for more information or email symposium@regent.edu with questions.

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