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Abbey Speaker Series: Regulating Big Tech and the First Amendment

First Amendment and Big Tech
On October 4 at 5:30 pm in celebration of UNC's First Amendment Day, the Program for Public Discourse in conjunction with the UNC Center for Media Law and Policy will co-host an Abbey Speaker Series event on “Regulating Big Tech and the First Amendment.” Professor Mary-Rose Papandrea of the UNC School of Law will moderate a discussion between Professor Eugene Volokh from the UCLA School of Law, and Carrie Goldberg, founder of the victims’ rights law firm C.A. Goldberg, PLCC. This event is open to the public and does not require registration. Pizza will be served after the event and students can earn CLE credit.
Date: October 4, 2023
Times: 05:30pm – 07:00pm
Audience: Public
First Amendment and Big Tech
Carrie Goldberg, Esq. is the founder of Victims’ Rights law firm C. A. Goldberg, PLLC, which does groundbreaking work nationally fighting for survivors of stalking and sexual violence and representing victims of catastrophic injuries caused by tech products. Her work on landmark cases includes Herrick v. Grindr, which introduced the novel legal approach of applying product liability law to dangerous tech products that enable stalking and abuse, plus A.M. v. Omegle and Ruth Scott v. Amazon, lawsuits that seek to hold tech companies accountable for enabling child sexual exploitation and death. Among the firm’s better-known clients are Weinstein accusers, Hollywood stars, and a member of Congress. But some of Carrie’s proudest successes are the ones that stay out of the headlines – recoveries for adult survivors of child sexual abuse and restraining orders for victims of stalking. Goldberg is the author of Nobody’s Victim: Fighting Psychos, Stalkers, Pervs & Trolls.
First Amendment and Big Tech
Eugene Volokh. is the Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law, where he specializes in First Amendment law and in law and technology. He is the author of the textbooks The First Amendment and Related Statutes (7th ed. 2020) and Academic Legal Writing (5th ed. 2016), as well as over 100 law review articles. He is a member of The American Law Institute, and the founder and coauthor of The Volokh Conspiracy, a Weblog (independent 2002-2014, hosted at the Washington Post 2014-2017, hosted at Reason from 2017).
First Amendment and Big Tech

Event Moderator

Mary-Rose Papandrea is the Samuel Ashe Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of North Carolina School of Law. After graduating from Yale College and the University of Chicago Law School, Papandrea clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter as well as Hon. Douglas Ginsburg of the D.C. Circuit and Hon. John G. Koeltl of the Southern District of New York. She then practiced law for several years at Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington, DC, where she specialized in First Amendment and media law litigation. She teaches a range of courses, including First Amendment and media law, and she serves as the Faculty Symposium Advisor for the First Amendment Law Review. She has written numerous law review articles and book chapters about various First Amendment and media law topics. From 2021-22, she led the University of North Carolina’s strategic initiative to promote democracy.

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