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Stanford Law Veterans Organization and StanfordACS present: A Debate on Snyder v. Phelps


March 1, 2011 12:45pm - 2:00pm

Room 180
This current Supreme Court case, to be decided this term, asks whether the First Amendment protects protesters at a funeral from liability for intentionally inflicting emotional distress on the family of the deceased.

Tuesday, March 1st
12:45 - 2:00 pm, Room 180
Lunch will be served.
Open to the Public

Sponsored by the Stanford Law Veterans Organization, American Constitution Society and the Stanford Constitutional Law Center.

Professor Vikram Amar, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law at the UC Davis Law School writes, teaches and consults in the public law fields, especially constitutional law, civil procedure, and remedies. He authors a bi-weekly column on constitutional matters for (the most frequently visited website devoted to legal issues). He is a frequent commentator on local and national radio and TV, and has written dozens of op-ed pieces for newspapers and magazines.

Christina Wells, the Enoch H. Crowder Professor of Law at the University of Missouri, focuses her research on issues involving free expression and access to government information and teaches Freedom of Speech, Gender and the Law, Remedies and Administrative Law. In 2001, Professor Wells was a Fulbright Scholar in the Czech Republic, studying and lecturing on constitutional rights at Masaryk & Palacky Universities. In 2002, she was invited back to present a series of lectures on American constitutional decision making.