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1986 National Student Symposium

The First Amendment: Constitutional Principles & Public Policy

March 7 — 8, 1986

On March 7-8, 1986, The Federalist Society's Stanford University student chapter hosted the Fifth Annual National Student Symposium in Stanford, California. The topic of the conference was "The First Amendment: Constitutional Principles & Public Policy."

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6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Keynote Address by Milton Friedman [Archive Collection]

1986 National Student Symposium

Topics: Constitution • First Amendment • Law & Economics • Philosophy • Free Speech & Election Law
Stanford Law School
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305

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On March 7, 1986, The Federalist Society hosted its annual National Student Symposium at Stanford Law School. Professor Emeritus Milton Friedman delivered opening remarks on economics and free speech. 

Featuring: 

  • Brian J. Brille, Symposium Director, Stanford Federalist Society
  • John Hart Ely, Dean, Stanford Law School
  • Milton Friedman, Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Chicago 

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As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speaker.

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7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Panel I: The Political Process and the First Amendment [Archive Collection]

1986 National Student Symposium

Topics: Constitution • First Amendment • Founding Era & History • Philosophy • Politics
Stanford Law School
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305

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On March 7-8, 1986, The Federalist Society hosted its annual National Student Symposium at Stanford Law School. The topic of the conference was "The First Amendment: Constitutional Principles & Public Policy." The first day of the conference concluded with a panel on "The Political Process and the First Amendment."

Featuring:

  • Judge Robert Bork, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
  • Prof. Lillian Bevier, Stanford Law School
  • Prof. Geoffrey Stone, University of Chicago Law School
  • Charles Cooper, Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice
  • Moderator: Dean John Hart Ely, Stanford Law School

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As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speakers.

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9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Panel II: The Freedom of Religion [Archive Collection]

1986 National Student Symposium

Topics: Constitution • First Amendment • Religious Liberty • Religious Liberties
Stanford Law School
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305

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On March 7-8, 1986, The Federalist Society hosted its annual National Student Symposium at Stanford Law School. The topic of the conference was "The First Amendment: Constitutional Principles & Public Policy." The second day of the conference opened with a panel on "The Freedom of Religion."

Featuring:

  • Prof. Michael McConnell, University of Chicago Law School
  • Arthur Spitzer, Legal Director, ACLU of the District of Columbia
  • Prof. Henry M. Holzer, Brooklyn Law School
  • Prof. Robert L. Cord, Northeastern University
  • Moderator: Judge John T. Noonan, Jr., United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Introduction: Mitchell Edwards, President, The Federalist Society's Stanford Student Chapter

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As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speakers.

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11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Panel III: Freedom of Speech and Press: Permissible and Impermissible Content Based Restrictions

1986 National Student Symposium

Stanford Law School
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305

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2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Panel IV: Deregulation of Broadcast and Telecommunications

1986 National Student Symposium

Stanford Law School
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305

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4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Panel V: The Freedom of Association [Archive Collection]

1986 National Student Symposium

Topics: Constitution • First Amendment • Founding Era & History
Stanford Law School
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305

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On March 7-8, 1986, The Federalist Society hosted its annual National Student Symposium at Stanford Law School. The topic of the conference was "The First Amendment: Constitutional Principles & Public Policy." The conference's final panel covered "The Freedom of Association."

Featuring:

  • Judge Frank Easterbrook, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • Prof. Randy Barnett, Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Prof. Grover Rees, III, University of Texas School of Law
  • Judge Morris S. Arnold, United States District Court, Western District of Arkansas
  • Moderator: T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr., Presidential Advisor, Domestic Affairs

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As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speakers.

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7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Banquet

1986 National Student Symposium

Stanford Law School
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305

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