Annual Hugo Black Lecture: “The First Amendment is an Information Policy” — Wed., 8 p.m.

The Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School, Jack M. Balkin, will speak on “The First Amendment is an Information Policy,” during the 20th Annual Hugo L. Black Lecture on Freedom of Expression. The event will be held at 8 p.m., March 23, in Memorial Chapel.

Professor Balkin is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and writes political and legal commentary at the weblog Balkinization. Professor Balkin is the founder and director of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School, an interdisciplinary center that studies law and the new information technologies.  He is also the director of Yale’s Knight Law and Media Program.