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Central Valley Foundation Lecture - Jack Balkin

Thursday, March 12

Kalmanovitz Appellate Courtroom, King Hall room 1001
4:00 PM

UC Davis School of Law is pleased to announce the fifth annual Central Valley Foundation/James B. McClatchy Lecture on the First Amendment with Professor Jack Balkin of Yale Law School. His lecture, "Information Fiduciaries and the First Amendment," will introduce the concept of information fiduciaries to explain how reasonable protection of personal privacy is consistent with first amendment freedoms.

Jack M. Balkin is Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School and the founder and director of Yale's Information Society Project, an interdisciplinary center that studies law and new information technologies, as well as the director of the Knight Law and Media Program and the Abrams Institute for Free Expression at Yale. Professor Balkin received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Cambridge University, and his A.B. and J.D. degrees from Harvard University. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and founded and edits the group blog Balkinization.

About the lecture: The Central Valley Foundation and UC Davis School of Law have established the Central Valley Foundation/James B. McClatchy Lecture to promote discussion and understanding of First Amendment issues.  Professor Balkin's lecture will be the fifth in a series of five annual events.

The Central Valley Foundation (CVF) was established by the late James B. McClatchy, publisher of The McClatchy Company newspapers from 1987 to 2005.  CVF supports organizations and education programs dedicated to:  the protection and promotion of First Amendment rights; the advancement of academic achievement of English Learners at public K-12 schools in California's Central Valley; and the enhancement and preservation of quality of life in the Central Valley.

LECTURE at 4:00; RECEPTION at 5:00. Registered participants are eligible for free MCLE credit.


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