Professor Rebecca Tushnet will deliver the 6th Annual Peter A. Jaszi
Distinguished Lecture on Intellectual Property, hosted by the Program on
Information Justice and Intellectual Property at American University
Washington College of Law.
A celebratory reception will follow.
Professor Tushnet will discuss her latest research encompassing First Amendment law and advertising law.
Abstract: Modern First Amendment doctrine, and distrust of the expertise of the administrative state, threaten the foundations of the consumer protection apparatus that developed over the course of the twentieth century. Although the Supreme Court ducked the issue of the compatibility of consumer protection law with aggressive views of the First Amendment fifteen years ago, subsequent decisions by the Court and the courts of appeals have reinvigorated challengers of the regulatory state. But if the government—whether by way of courts, legislatures, or agencies—can legitimately find facts, then consumer protection law should survive the assault.
PIJIP’s Distinguished Lecture on Intellectual Property Law is named in recognition of the continuing contributions of Professor Peter A. Jaszi to the study of intellectual property at WCL and in the world at large, and in particular for his lasting contributions to the elevation of the public interest in intellectual property discourse.
The Peter A. Jaszi Distinguished Lecture on Intellectual Property is supported by tax deductible contributions to the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property.
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