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Weinstein to deliver free speech talk at University of Oxford

June 07, 2012

James Weinstein, the Amelia Lewis Professor of Constitutional Law, will lead a public law discussion group at the Faculty of Law at the University of Oxford in England on June 7.

Weinstein will lecture on “Free Speech in the U.S. and the U.K: Some Invidious Comparisons.”

Weinstein’s areas of academic interest are Constitutional Law, especially Free Speech, as well as Jurisprudence and Legal History. He is co-editor of Extreme Speech and Democracy (Oxford University Press 2009, paperback edition 2010), the author of Hate Speech, Pornography and the Radical Attack on Free Speech Doctrine (Westview Press 1999), and has written numerous articles in law review symposia on a variety of free speech topics, including: free speech theory, obscenity doctrine, institutional review boards, commercial speech, database protection, campaign finance reform, the relationship between free speech and constitutional rights, hate crimes and campus speech codes. Weinstein has litigated several significant free speech cases, primarily on behalf of Arizona Civil Liberties Union. Earlier in his career, he wrote several influential articles on the history of personal jurisdiction and its implication for modern doctrine.