The Information Society Project at Yale Law School will host the third Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference (FESC) at Yale Law School on May 2-3, 2014. The FESC is co-sponsored by the Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression and Thomson Reuters.
The conference brings scholars together to discuss their works-in-progress concerning freedom of speech, expression, press, association, petition, assembly, and related issues of knowledge and information policy. Now in its third year, the FESC has become a fixture on the calendar of leading First Amendment thinkers nationwide and is the premier annual gathering of First Amendment scholars in the United States. As in past years, well over 50 leading First Amendment scholars and practitioners will be in attendance this year.
The conference offers participants an opportunity to receive substantive feedback through group discussion. Each paper is assigned a discussant, who leads a discussion and provides feedback to the author. Participants will be expected to read papers in advance, and to attend the entire conference. Workshop sessions are typically lively discussions between and among authors, discussants, and participants. While anyone is welcome to apply to participate in the conference, attendance is by invitation only.