Abrams: First Amendment Salon

Event time: 
Friday, May 29, 2015 - 12:30pm
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 6:30pm
Yale Law School See map
40 Ashmun Street
New Haven, CT 06520
Location Details: 
Room A420
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

Invites you to a March 29th dialogue between

Danielle Citron & Laura Handman

on the topic of

Hate Crimes, Cyberspace


The First Amendment


Ilya Shapiro will moderate the dialogue.


You are cordially invited to participate in the next First Amendment Salon, 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. To that end, 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.

This is the first salon of 2016; it will address the topic of Hate Crimes, Cyberspace & the First Amendment. The salon will feature University of Maryland Law School Professor Danielle Citron (author of Hate Crimes in Cyberspace) and Laura Handman, a media lawyer at the Davis Wright Tremaine firm. First Amendment lawyer Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute will guide their discussion.  We would be honored if you could join us in Washington, D.C. for the live salon, along with those in New York and New Haven who will participate by videocast. 




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

Robert Post, Yale Law School

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