‘First Amendment Bubble’ Author to Speak at NEFAC-Sponsored Event

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Amy Gajda, a law professor at Tulane University Law School, will be discussing her book, “The First Amendment Bubble: How Privacy and Paparazzi Threaten a Free Press” at 4 p.m. on Feb. 11 at New England Law | Boston, 154 Stuart Street in Boston.

Gajda is the keynote speaker at this year’s New England Law Review spring book symposium. She will be joined by Clay Calvert, a professor at the University of Florida, and Sonja R. West, a law professor at the University of Georgia. The New England First Amendment Coalition is sponsoring the event.

Gajda’s book, published in January 2015, explores judicial oversight of journalism news judgment and the courts’ shifting focus from First Amendment rights of the press to individual privacy rights. (Read a NEFAC blog post on the book here.) She is recognized internationally for her expertise in media law, torts, information privacy and higher education law. Gajda brings her background as an award-winning television news anchor and reporter, whose work was published in newspapers, including The New York Times, to her insight into the tensions between social regulation and protected expression.

The New England Law Review is a student-run organization and the flagship publication of New England Law | Boston. The New England Law Review was recently ranked among the top 100 student-edited law reviews in the country. The Law Review sponsors an annual symposium on topics ranging from the effect of crime scene television on the justice system to drawing the line between stem cell research and human cloning.

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NEFAC was formed in 2006 to advance and protect the Five Freedoms of the First Amendment, including the principle of the public’s right to know. We’re a broad-based organization of people who believe in the power of an informed democratic society. Our members include lawyers, journalists, historians, academics and private citizens.

Our coalition is funded through contributions made by those who value the First Amendment and who strive to keep government accountable. Donations can be made here. Major Supporters of NEFAC for this year include: The Robertson Foundation, The Providence Journal Charitable Legacy Fund, The Boston Globe and Boston University.