The First Amendment Legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia

Scalia headshot

On Friday, October 28th, 2016, the First Amendment Law Review hosted a symposium titled, “The First Amendment Legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia.” In wake of Justice Antonin Scalia’s death earlier this year, FALR hosted a spirited discussion and assessment of the late Justice Scalia’s effect on First Amendment jurisprudence from different ideological perspectives.

As the symposium’s keynote speaker, Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, initiated the event. Judge Sutton served as a law clerk under Justices Antonin Scalia and Lewis Powell from 1991-1992. Having served on the bench for longer than a decade, Judge Sutton shared his experiences working with Justice Scalia as a law clerk, and Justice Scalia’s influence on his own judicial philosophy.

View The Symposium Below
Keynote Speech by Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton
FALR Symposium Morning Panel
FALR Symposium Afternoon Panel


Our moderators will be:

Symposium Schedule

8:30 AM


9:00 AM

Opening Remarks

UNC School of Law Dean Martin Brinkley

9:10 AM

Introduction of the Keynote
Editor-in-Chief Chidi Madu

9:15 AM

Keynote Address

Judge Jeffrey Sutton

10:00 AM


10:15 AM

Morning Panel

Moderated by Richard Myers

Caroline Mala Corbin, John Inazu, RonNell Andersen Jones, Lyrissa Barnett Lidsky, and Timothy Zick

12:15 PM


1:30 PM

Afternoon Panel

Moderated by Bill Marshall

Ashutosh Bhagwat, Guy-Uriel Charles, Michael Gerhardt, and Mary-Rose Papandrea

3:15 PM

Concluding Remarks
Symposium Editors Ryan Arnold and Hannah Combs

For more information about the symposium, please contact the FALR Symposium Editors, Hannah Combs, and Ryan Arnold, Paying attendees at this event are eligible for North Carolina CLE credit.