Harvard Law Symposium

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Advancing a New Jurisprudence for American Self-Government and Democracy

A legal symposium co-sponsored by Harvard Law School and Free Speech For People

November 7, 2014

Symposium Participants

Mark Alexander, Seton Hall Law

John Bonifaz, Free Speech For People

Ben Clements, Free Speech For People

Jeff Clements, Free Speech For People

John Coates, Harvard Law School

Caroline Mala Corbin, University of Miami, School of Law

Ron Fein, Free Speech For People

Kent Greenfield, Boston College Law School

Deborah Hellman, University of Virginia, School of Law

Robert Jackson, Columbia Law School

Thomas Joo, UC Davis, School of Law

Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Law School

Dean MarthaMinow, Harvard Law School

Tamara Piety, The University of Tulsa, School of Law

Jedediah Purdy, Duke University, School of Law

Jennifer Taub, Vermont Law School

The Hon. Jon Tester, United States Senate

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Stetson Law

Laurence Tribe, Harvard Law School

Program Agenda

November 6, 2014
Pre-Symposium Dinner  6:00 – 8:00 PM

November 7, 2014
Continental breakfast available  8:30 AM

Introduction (John Coates, Martha Minow, Jeff Clements) 9:00 – 9:30 AM

First panel: Corporations and the First Amendment   9:30 – 10:30 AM
Panelists: Caroline Corbin, Ron Fein, Thomas Joo, Tamara Piety.

Coffee Break  10:30 –10:45 AM

Second panel: Constitutional Dimensions of Corporate Law 10:45 –11:45 AM
Panelists: John Coates, Rob Jackson, Jennifer Taub, and Kent Greenfield.

Lunch  Noon to 1:00 PM

Keynote: A Conversation with Senator Jon Tester 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Third panel: Money in Politics and Democracy 2:15 –3:15 PM
Panelists: Mark Alexander (invited), John Bonifaz, Larry Lessig, Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

Coffee Break  3:15 to 3:30 PM

Fourth panel: Beyond Citizens United and Hobby Lobby 3:30 – 4:30 PM
Panelists: Ben Clements, Deborah Hellman, Jed Purdy, Larry Tribe

Closing remarks (Jeff Clements) 4:30 – 4:45 PM

End  4:45 PM

Informal drinks  4:45 PM – 5:30 PM


Download the Harvard Law Symposium Program [PDF]

Watch Senator Tester’s Keynote Address

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