Annual Student Dinner

Specific Title: The (Shifting) Politics of Freedom of Expression

Speaker: Professor Frederick Schauer

Event Description:

Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 05:30 PM

Online Zoom Video Conference

On the occasion of our annual student dinner, the Society is delighted to welcome Frederick Schauer, David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Virginia. Professor Schauer was previously, for nineteen years, Frank Stanton Professor of the First Amendment at Harvard University. His talk will aim to document this shift in the politics of freedom of expression and to offer a series of hypotheses about freedom of expression and about modern politics that might explain why long-familiar alignments about freedom of expression have been so dramatically upset.

The conference is free for Lord Reading members, and $25 for non-members. You can become a member on our website here. All students and stagiaires can also attend at no cost; we ask that you choose that category below if applicable to you.

You must register below to participate. You will receive the link to join the Zoom conference prior to the event date via email. If you have any questions about registering or anything else, please email

While our usual pre-dinner cocktails are not possible via Zoom, we are holding a virtual cocktail! We encourage all students (and everyone else!) to join us at 5:30 P.M. for a half hour of socializing using the breakout rooms feature of Zoom prior to the talk which will begin at 6:00. You’ll have the opportunity to meet and chat with many of Montreal’s most prominent legal luminaries. Perhaps youd like an actual cocktail? We suggest the Liberty & Freedom Martini or any of these Virginia cocktails to honour our guest and his talk.

We look forward to “seeing” you!



Ticket Type Price Spaces
Non-member $25.00
Lord Reading Member $0.00
Student / stagiaire $0.00