Melville B. Nimmer Memorial Lecture: Deception and the First Amendment: A Central, Complex, and Somewhat Curious Relationship


Each year, the UCLA School of Law hosts the Melville B. Nimmer Memorial Lecture. Since 1986, the lecture series has served as a forum for leading scholars in the fields of copyright and First Amendment law. In recent years, the lecture has been presented by such distinguished scholars as Lawrence Lessig, Robert Post, Mark Rose, Kathleen Sullivan, and David Nimmer. The UCLA Law Review has published each of these lectures and proudly continues that tradition by publishing an Article by this year’s presenter, Professor Jonathan D. Varat.

About the Author

Professor of Law and former Dean, UCLA School of Law. This Article is adapted from the Melville B. Nimmer Memorial Lecture, delivered on November 9, 2005.

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