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Each panelist will discuss the role of law and the legal system which respect to each of the 4ps and how successful this effort has been in the United States and Nebraska, particularly.

When: Monday, October 10, 2016
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM CT
Where: UNL College of Law
1875 N 42nd St.
Lincoln, Nebraska  68503
United States

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ACLU presents First Amendment Issues in Nebraska

1st Amendment Issues in 2016- Join leading civil rights attorneys to learn more about some of the most interesting and complex issues with 1st Amendment implications in the public dialogue nationally and locally. Topics will include academic freedom and free speech on college campuses, the Bollea v. Gawker case, religious freedom for a mosque in Lexington NE, free speech at the Lincoln Pinnacle Bank arena, and 1st amendment rights of those experiencing homelessness in Omaha and Lincoln.

-Professor Eric Berger: Professor Eric Berger joined the faculty in 2007. He received his B.A. with Honors in History from Brown University, and his J.D. from Columbia Law school, where he was a Kent Scholar and an Articles Editor on the Columbia Law Review. After law school, Professor Berger clerked for the Honorable Merrick B. Garland on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He then practiced at Jenner & Block's Washington, D.C. office, where he worked on litigation in several state and federal trial and appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court. Professor Berger teaches Constitutional Law I, Constitutional Law II, Constitutional History, Federal Courts, and Statutory Interpretation. Professor Berger's scholarship focuses on constitutional law.

-Professor Richard Duncan: Professor Duncan joined the faculty in 1979. He received his B.A. from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) in 1973. In 1976, he received his J.D. from Cornell Law School, where he served on the Board of Editors of the Cornell Law Review. From 1976-79, he was associated with White & Case, a New York City law firm. Professor Duncan teaches Property and Constitutional law, and his expertise includes Constitutional law and the first amendment. 

-Professor Gus Hurwitz: Professor Justin (Gus) Hurwitz joined the College of Law faculty in 2013. Professor Hurwitz received his B.A. from St. John's College and J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was an articles editor on the Chicago Journal of International Law. He also holds an MA in Economics from George Mason University. His work build on his background in law, technology, and economics to consider the interface between law and technology and the role of regulation in high-tech industries. He has a particular expertise in telecommunications law and technology, including date and cybersecurity.

-Amy Miller: Amy is a graduate of Grinnell College and the University of Nebraska College of Law. Since 1999, Amy had guided the legal work of the ACLU. She is a frequent lecturer on civil rights and liberties for the Nebraska Bar Association, law schools, and general audiences. She has served on the boards for Nebraskans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, Disability Rights Nebraska, and Nebraska Innocence Project.

-Danielle Conrad: Danielle Conrad graduated from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. She earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Nebraska College of Law. She was elected to the Nebraska Legislature in 2006 and re-elected in 2010. Her professional career has included working as a staff attorney and policy advocate for low-income working families and new immigrants at Nebraska Appleseed Center for Law in the Public Interest, nonprofit management, and political consulting. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Legal Aide of Nebraska. After leading a successful effort to raise the state minimum wage via citizen initiative, Danielle Conrad became the Executive Director of the ACLU of Nebraska in November 2014.

Nebraska – Activity #129560; 1.0 CLE hour approved

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(402) 475-7091; Toll Free (800) 927-0117; FAX (402) 475-7098