Events

Upcoming Events:

The Future of Rights: Frameworks, Trends, and Alternative Visions
Date: November 18, 2022, at 12 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Zoom 

Public Discourse Project’s: Discussion over Division
Date: Tuesday, October 25th at 5:00 pm
Location: Antonin Scalia Law School, Hazel Hall Room 215
Antonin Scalia Law School students are invited to chat about important policy topics and current events, while learning about each other’s perspectives. Participants will be matched with students of differing political views for engaging conversations.

Past Events:

Beyond “Defensive Crouch,” Religious Freedom Conference
Date: March 24-25, 2022
Cost: Free
Location: Antonin Scalia Law School
This conference brought together top law and religion scholars, litigators, and policy experts to explore: the goods and values that religious exercise furthers, including institutional religious exercise; how religious values can not only serve, but even better promote the values of equality, dignity, and freedom as currently articulated by the state; and how religious institutions might better understand and communicate the social worth of religion and religious freedom. Findings were presented in four panels over the course of two days.

Public Discourse Project’s: How has Social Media Changed the Political and Social Landscape?
Date: Tuesday, March 8 at 12:00 pm
Location: Antonin Scalia Law School
Students participated in lunch discussions about how mass engagement with social media has affected public discourse, and whether the change has been for better or worse. Questions? Email liberty@gmu.edu.

The Moral Case for Off-label Marketing
Date: March 1st at noon
Location: Antonin Scalia Law School
In this presentation, Dr. Jessica Flanigan, the Richard L. Morrill Chair in Ethics and Democratic Values and an associate professor of Leadership Studies and Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law (PPEL) at the University of Richmond, discussed the dangers of restricting off-label drug marketing and why manufacturers should be legally permitted to distribute truthful information about prescription drugs.

Public Discourse Project’s: Discussion over Division
Date: Wednesday, February 23 at 5:00 pm
Location: Antonin Scalia Law School
Antonin Scalia Law School students were invited to chat about important policy topics and current events, while learning about each other’s perspectives. Participants were matched with students of differing political views for engaging conversations.

Why Free Speech is the Only Safe Space for Minorities
Date: January 25, 2022 at 12 p.m.
Location: Antonin Scalia Law School
The Liberty & Law Center hosted a lecture by award-winning columnist and lifelong gay-rights advocate Jonathan Rauch. Mr. Rauch draws upon his own story and the life of legendary civil-rights leader Frank Kameny to explain why freedom of speech is minorities’ best friend, and why efforts to eliminate hate speech so often backfire.

Public Discourse Project’s: Discussion Over Division
Dates: Thursday, October 14, 2021, at 5:00 pm
Antonin Scalia Law School students were invited to chat about important policy topics and current events, while learning about each other’s perspectives. Participants were matched with students of differing political views for engaging conversations.

Public Discourse Project’s: Discussion Over Division
Dates: Tuesday September 28, 2021, at 12:00 pm and Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at 5:00 pm
Antonin Scalia Law School students were invited to chat about important policy topics and current events, while learning about each other’s perspectives. Participants were matched with students of differing political views for engaging conversations.

Does the Will of the People Actually Exist? Judicial Deference to Whom?
Date: September 10, 2021
Location:
Antonin Scalia Law School
The Liberty & Law Center and the Institute for Justice hosted a thought-provoking conference to explore the questions: Does the “Will of the People” exist, and if so, to what extent? And what does the answer to this question infer about judicial deference to the political branches on questions of constitutionality?

Discussion Over Division with the Public Discourse Initiative @ William and Mary Law School
Date: March 23, 2021
Students from William and Mary Law School and the Antonin Scalia Law School were invited to chat about today’s pressing issues. Participants were matched with students of differing political views to learn about each other’s positions and perspectives.

Campus Speech during COVID: A Year in Review
Date: March 18, 2021
Free speech on universities and college campuses experienced a dramatic shift during 2020. Reports show that claims of violations on campus speech rose significantly since the start of the ongoing pandemic. The shift to online education and student engagement, as well as the heightened political and social tensions, presented novel challenges to student dialogue and debate. This webinar explored the impact the pandemic has had on campus speech in the last year and how it has affected student dialogue, particularly in light of the racial justice movement and the contentious 2020 presidential election.

Discussion Over Division: Impeachment Debate
Date:
February 17, 2021
Discussion Over Division held a scholarly debate between Scalia Law Professors Ilya Somin and Eugene Kontorovich, moderated by Dean Randall on the constitutionality of impeaching a former president.

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