Fourth Annual Law, Politics, and the Media Lecture Series

January 26, 2011 – April 13, 2011

Guest Speakers:

January 26:  “Our Societal Panic: Why Our Tax and Economic Debates Are Irrational”

David Cay Johnston, Distinguished Visiting Lecturer, Syracuse University College of Law and Whitman School of Management

February 2 (CANCELLED): “Freedom of Information: The Legacy and the Future”

Robert Freeman, Executive Director, Committee on Open Government

February 16: “Blue or Red: An Inside Look at the Politics of the Supreme Court”

David Weisenfeld, Editor-in-Chief, LAWCAST

February 23: “How Copyright Law is Killing the News Business and What to Do About It”

David Marburger, Partner, Baker & Hostetler, LLP

March 2: “At the Crossroads of Federalism: the Interwoven, Interdependent, Varied, and Expensive Local Government Responsibilities in Implementing Federal and State Domestic Policies”

Thomas Buckel, Onondaga County Legislator and Partner, Hancock & Estabrook, LLP

March 30: “Justice Most Local: The Truth About Town and Village Courts”

Robert Jokl, Dewitt Town Justice and the Honorable James P. Murphy, Onondaga County Supreme Court

April 6: “In the Court of Public Opinion: Strategy and Ethics in High-Profile Litigation”

James Haggerty, Attorney and CEO, PR Consulting Group

April 13: “Supreme Court Reporting: What’s Changed in Coverage and Why It May Matter”

Dahlia Lithwick, Senior Editor, Slate