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Free Speech in the Internet Era

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Victor Miceli Law Library

3989 Lemon Street

Riverside, CA 92501

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In the era where false statements, lies and misinformation can easily spread like wildfires through social media, we must ask are false statements protected by the First Amendment? This program is an attempt to gain an understanding of the First Amendment and the Constitutional protection of false statements. Professor Doskow, Constitutional Law Professor at University of La Verne, will discuss whether there is a First Amendment right to receive and impart false and/or misleading statements, how can we protect our right to free speech, and what role should the law play in stopping the spread of misinformation and disinformation.

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Professor Charles Doskow has been teaching at the University of La Verne College of Law, since 1979, and served as dean from 1980-1985. He currently teaches Constitutional Law and Professional Responsibility, having taught the former over the past fifteen years.

In addition to teaching, Professor Doskow has written law review articles and book reviews, contributed to the editorial pages of the Los Angeles Daily Journal, and appeared on KPCC public radio and Time Warner Cable Local Edition. He has received the Defender of the Constitution Award from the Inland Empire Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Western San Bernardino Bar Association. He was voted one of two Professors of the Year by the University of La Verne Law School student body in 2013.

Professor Doskow received his J.D. from Harvard Law School and spent over 20 years in private practice, specializing in business law, real estate, construction and land use, civil litigation, and dispute resolution. He has served as the President of the Western San Bernardino County Bar Association, the San Bernardino County Bar Association and the Inland Empire Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. He is married with three children.

This program is being offered free of charge to the public. Light refreshments will be served for all attendees (pre-registration is required).


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