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Weinstein speaks at NYU

November 15, 2013

James Weinstein, Amelia D. Lewis Professor of Constitutional Law, recently spoke about the First Amendment at the 25th Annual Conference of the National Center on Philanthropy and the Law at the New York University School of Law.

The subject of the conference was “Colleges and Universities: Legal Issues in the Halls of Ivy,” and Weinstein delivered a paper on academic freedom and how it relates to the First Amendment.

Professor Robert O’Neil of the University of Virginia School of Law, former president of the University of Virginia and the University of Wisconsin, provided commentary to Weinstein’s presentation.

Weinstein’s areas of academic interest are constitutional law, especially free speech, as well as jurisprudence and legal history. He 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.