Symposium on Source Confidentiality & the First Amendment


New York, NY, (March 24, 2005)-- Student groups from Columbia University's School of Law and the Graduate School of Journalism will next month bring together leading legal and media scholars, practitioners and journalists to discuss the intersection of law and journalism at a symposium to be held at the School of Law. The event will take place at Jerome Greene Hall, located at 435 West 116th Street and Amsterdam Avenue , room 104, on Monday, April 11th at 4:30 pm.

There will be two panels. The first will feature legal and media scholars, including Geoff Stone ( University of Chicago Law ), Philip Hamburger ( University of Chicago Law), Jack Weiss ( Columbia Law School ), Todd Gitlin (Columbia Graduate School of Journalism), and moderator Kendall Thomas ( Columbia Law School ).

The second panel will feature legal and journalistic practitioners, including Ed Klaris, general counsel for the New Yorker; Victor Kovner, a partner at David Wright Tremaine LLP; Jack Shafer, editor-at-large of Slate.com; and Judith Miller of The New York Times.

The event will be co-sponsored by the American Constitution Society, the Columbia Law School Student Senate, the Columbia Law School Social Justice Initiative, and the Dean's Office of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.

For more information, please contact Michael Newman [email protected] or Sam Gustin [email protected]umbia.edu.