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YLS Creative Arts Committee Meeting
 
Date: 09/19/2017
 
Location: The Chicago Bar Association, 321 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604
 
Presented by: YLS Creative Arts
 
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Topic: Planning and Managing Controversial Events: Legal Issues and Practical Considerations
Speaker: Marla Morgan, Senior Associate General Counsel at DePaul University

In today's tumultuous political environment, controversial events-and the response to those events-can become flashpoints for legal issues. Using the university context as a case study, this session will discuss various legal issues and practical considerations that may arise with respect to controversial events such as speakers, performance art, and protests. Legal topics covered will include an overview of First Amendment principles, contract and tort matters, and discrimination law. The session will also focus on practical tips for event planning, as well as for event management and response, including crisis response.