Speech at Twenty-First Century Schools and Universities

February 16-17, 2024

| RSVP Here |

It is with great pleasure that the Stanford Law Review Volume 76 announces its 2024 Symposium: “Speech at Twenty-First Century Schools and Universities,” which will take place on February 16-17, 2024. We are excited to welcome the nation’s leading experts in free speech to discuss the many First Amendment issues that impact schools and universities in the twenty-first century—social media, student activism, academic freedom, artificial intelligence, book bans, and more. We are also thrilled to host two fantastic keynote speakers at the 2024 Symposium. Our Opening Keynote will be delivered by Mary Beth Tinker, and our Keynote Dinner speaker is Erwin Chemerinsky.

The 2024 Symposium strives to engage all members of the Stanford Law School community and beyond. For the first time, the Stanford Law Review Symposium will feature Comments from three Student Contributors, who will have their pieces published in the Symposium issue, which is back in print, and sit on panels alongside this year’s authors. Our panels will also feature discussants who can bring non-legal perspectives to the conversation, including educators and policymakers. Stanford Law students will also be able to engage with authors and panelists more meaningfully through break-out lunches and other opportunities.

Symposium Program

Friday, February 16, 2024

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM | Opening Keynote Lunch @ Law School Room 290

Mary Beth Tinker

2:30 PM – 3:45 PM | Surveillance & Censorship of Student Speech @ Law School Room 290

Danielle Citron, Laura McNeal, Robert Post

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Deciding K-12 Curricula

Caroline Corbin, Catherine Ross

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Keynote Dinner Reception @ The Faculty Club [SOLD OUT – Waitlist Available]*

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM | Keynote Dinner & Speech @ The Faculty Club [SOLD OUT – Waitlist Available]*

 Erwin Chemerinsky

*Separate RSVP/ticket required (Stanford Law School community & guests only). The Faculty Club is located at 439 Lagunita Drive, Stanford, CA 94305.

| RSVP Here |

Saturday, February 17, 2024

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM | Breakfast @ Crocker Courtyard/Russo Commons

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM | Clashing Rights @ Law School Room 290

Justin Driver, Alexander Tsesis

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM | Campus Speech @ Law School Room 290

Mary-Rose Papandrea, Taylor Barker, David Cremins

12:15 PM – 1:30 PM | Dispute Resolution Frameworks @ Law School Room 290

Jacob Gersen, Jeannie Suk Gersen, Kenji Yoshino, Carson Smith

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM | Closing Lunch with Break-Out Groups @ Russo Commons – Student Law Lounge

| RSVP Here |

Image showing keynote speakers Mary Beth Tinker and Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, as well as announcing new features of the 2024 Symposium: print issue, student contributors, non-legal perspectives, and break-out lunches with authors.

List of authors and student contributors participating in the 2024 Symposium.


Julia Gokhberg
Symposium Editor
Stanford Law Review | Volume 76

Ashton Woods
Symposium Editor
Stanford Law Review | Volume 76

Bella Ryb
Stanford Law Review | Volume 76

| RSVP Here |

Our Symposium Sponsors

Cardinal Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor: Paul Weiss
Platinum Sponsor: Debevoise & Plimpton
Platinum Sponsor: Latham & Watkins

Gold Sponsors

Gold Sponsor: Cleary Gottlieb

Silver Sponsors

Silver Sponsor: Morgan Lewis

Past Symposia