Law Day 2019: Free Speech – Free Press – Free Society

WHEN: Wednesday, May  1, 2019 | TIME: 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. | LOCATION: Syracuse University College of Law, Dineen Hall, Gray Memorial Court Room, 950 Irving Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13204 |  COST: $30. Under NYS rules the CLE associated with this event has been APPROVED for both Newly Admitted and Experienced Attorneys. 

We look forward to seeing you at this favorite annual event that celebrates America’s Rule of Law!

In the United States and around the world, freedom of speech and the press are among the most important foundations for a free society. Free speech and free press are prominent topics in public discourse and litigation. It is impossible to imagine a free society without these individual liberties, yet historical and current debates surrounding them continually challenge us to consider their boundaries and resilience. Changes in technology have reshaped how free speech and free press work in the everyday world.

Keynote Address “Truth, Lies, and Falsity — a discussion of modern defamation, liability and free speech and press issues” provided by:

Roy S. Gutterman, Esq., Director, Tully Center for Free Speech, Associate Professor at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Professor Gutterman writes and speaks on media law, free speech, the intersection between courts and journalists and legal education issues. He is a former reporter who wrote for the Cleveland Plain Dealer and clerked for a New Jersey Superior Court Judge and practiced business and general litigation. He received both his undergraduate and and his Juris Doctorate at Syracuse University.



7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Networking breakfast in the gracious SUCOL Atrium

8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Law Day program!! Hear from Syracuse University College of Law Dean Craig M. Boise • Hear a great Keynote Address • Find out who this year’s Liberty Bell Award winner is • Congratulate the 2019 High School Mock Trial winners • See who receives the Outstanding Service to Bar Association Award • Watch new OCBA officers be sworn in • and more!

9:35 to 10:30 a.m. Stick around for a FREE CLE led by Prof. Gutterman. This 1.0 Professional Practice CLE is a continuation of the keynote address and will discuss the tort of defamation, the legal standards for recovery and the intersection between journalistic content, free speech, discussion of public issues and people, and legal liability.

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