Symposium to focus on First Amendment and diversity and inclusion in higher ed

September 15, 2017

CARLISLE, Pa. — Penn State Dickinson Law will host "Balancing the First Amendment with Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education," a two-day symposium on Nov. 17-18 at Lewis Katz Hall, Carlisle. This symposium will bring together higher education administrators, law professors, lawyers and students to discuss the challenge of balancing the First Amendment with diversity and inclusion efforts on college campuses.

This interdisciplinary conference builds on the University's “All In at Penn State” campaign for diversity and inclusion and seeks to foster a dialogue around managing diversity and inclusion on college campuses.

The symposium will be held in Apfelbaum Family Courtroom & Auditorium, Lewis Katz Hall, on the Penn State Dickinson Law campus in Carlisle, and will feature University of California, Berkeley, Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky as the Keynote speaker.

In addition, papers and abstracts submitted in response to this call will be selected, and authors will be invited to present their paper or work in progress at the symposium. 

Click here for the schedule and to register.

General inquiries regarding the symposium may be addressed to the chair of the symposium planning committee, Professor of Clinical Law Megan Riesmeyer, at or 717-241-3524.

Last Updated September 15, 2017