Abrams: The First Amendment Salon

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 6:30pm
Yale Law School See map
127 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06520
Location Details: 
Room 129
Event description: 

The First Amendment Salon

in association with the

Floyd Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression at Yale Law School

Washington, DC | New York | New Haven


March 30th, 2015

Jack Balkin & Martin Redish

on the topic of


Is the First Amendment Being Misused as a Deregulatory Tool?


Floyd Abrams will moderate the dialogue.



The First Amendment Salon is a series of programs that aims to emulate the spirit of our Madisonian guarantee by opening a dialogue, at once robust and diverse, about free expression in America.


The Salon engages members of the First Amendment community – lawyers, academics, journalists, and activists – in an ongoing discussion of some of the key free speech issues of our day. From time to time, the Salon hosts a no-charge, 90-minute discussion concerning a contemporary Supreme Court case, book, article, legal brief, memorandum, or other timely topic.


The various events, consisting of a limited number of invitees at each site, take place at the offices of Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz in Washington, DC and New York and also at the Floyd Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression at the Yale Law School. A reception precedes each discussion in order to develop a better sense of community.


This event will address the contemporary relationship between deregulation and the First Amendment. The salon will feature two renowned constitutional scholars, Jack Balkin, the Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School, and Martin Redish, the Louis and Harriet Ancel Professor of Law and Public Policy at the Northwestern University School of Law. Floyd Abrams, the preeminent First Amendment lawyer, will guide their discussion.


The salon will be held at the Abrams Institute in New Haven and will be streamed live by video conference to LSKS’sWashington, DC and New York City offices.  Event details:


Ø  Date & Time:                    Monday, March 30th at 6:30 p.m.

Ø  Location:                            Yale Law School, 127 Wall Street, New Haven

                                                                Room 129

Ø  Topic:                                  Is the First Amendment Being Misused as a Deregulatory Tool?      

Ø  RSVP Required:               Please click here to rsvp

Please respond promptly since seating is limited and available to invitees only.





Ronald K.L. Collins, University of Washington School of Law

Lee Levine, Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz

David M. Skover, Seattle University, School of Law


Advisory Board

Floyd Abrams, Cahill Gordon & Reindel

Erwin Chemerinsky, University of California at Irvine, School of Law

Robert Corn-Revere, Davis Wright Tremaine

Paul M. Smith, Jenner & Block

Geoffrey Stone, University of Chicago, School of Law

Nadine Strossen, New York Law School

David Schulz, Floyd Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression

Eugene Volokh, UCLA School of Law

Floyd Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression