Melville B. Nimmer Memorial Lecture: The Pedagogy of the First Amendment: Why Teaching About Freedom of Speech Raises Unique (and Perhaps Insurmountable) Problems for Conscientious Teachers and Their Students


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 Essay by this year's presenter, Professor Sanford Levinson.

About the Author

W. St. John Garwood and W. St. John Garwood, Jr. Centennial Chair in Law, University of Texas School of Law; Professor of Government, University of Texas. Delivered as the eighteenth annual Melville B. Nimmer Memorial Lecture at the UCLA School of Law on November 4, 2004.

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