Stetson Law hosts February symposium on political corruption

Stetson University College of Law is hosting a symposium in February with leading journalists, legal scholars and public interest advocates on the topic of political corruption.

The daylong symposium, Taking Stock of Citizens United: How the Law Has (and Has Not) Changed Four Years Later, takes place Feb. 28 on Stetson’s Gulfport campus, 1401 61st St. S.

Harvard Law School professor Lawrence Lessig will deliver the keynote address. Professor Lessig will discuss the root of political corruption and the requirement that politicians must raise sizeable funds to have a chance in the general election, exposing them to the influence of a small percentage of the population.

Panelists include journalists Jonathan Salant from Bloomberg and Lyle Denniston from SCOTUSBlog, legal scholars and public interest advocates in a series of panels including:

  • Quantifying the Problem of Money in Politics
  • The Risk of Corruption Collides with Free Speech
  • Making New Rules that Help Taxpayers, Voters, Investors, Employees and Members

The symposium, co-sponsored by the Stetson Law Review, the Corporate Reform Coalition, and the American Constitution Society, begins with a breakfast at 8:15 a.m. and concludes at 3:30 p.m.

To register and for more information, visit Stetson Law Review Symposium or call 727-562-7354.

Editor’s Note: Members of the media, please contact Brandi Palmer to register for this event at 727-562-7381.