2017 Symposium Program/Schedule

Thursday, June 22, 2017

James E. Rogers College of Law
1201 E. Speedway, Tucson, AZ 85721

8:15 am - 9:00 am

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Lobby

8:15 am Seating for keynote begins
9:00 am - 10:15 am

Introduction: Kendal Washington White, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, The University of Arizona
Keynote:  Mi-Ai Parrish, President & Publisher, Republic Media, The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com
Ares Auditorium, Room 164

Keynote is open to all registered for Symposium

10:15 am - 10:30 am Break
10:30 am -11:30 am

A) Intersection of the First Amendment and Technology in Title IX Cases: On college campuses reports of sexual assault and sexual harassment are on the rise. Sexual harassment includes revenge porn, online harassment, and stalking which, in many cases, involves the use of technology. This session will give a general overview of Title IX and explore the various technological tools available to victims and higher education institutions. Additionally, we will discuss how the First Amendment impacts both the victim and the alleged perpetrator. 
Room 118

Elisa D’Amico, JD, Partner, K&L Gates

Mary Beth Tucker, JD, Assistant Vice President for Equity Compliance, The University of Arizona

B) Free to Preach: Institutions across the country grapple with what to do when they receive reports, or personally perceive, that Student Religious Organizations are detrimental to students and the campus community.  This session will explore the impact of organizations that preach on college campuses, the discrimination new or non-mainstream religions may face, the importance of protecting religious belief and affiliation, and the chilling effect campus responses to warn of harm or danger may have on speech and belief.
Room 156

Tyson Charles Langhofer, JD, Senior Counsel, Alliance Defending Freedom

Chrissy Lieberman, MA, Associate Dean of Students, The University of Arizona
J. Cody Nielsen, MA, MDiv, Expert in Residence: Religious, Secular and Spiritual Initiatives, NASPA and Executive Director, Wesley Foundation, University of Minnesota

Mark Verstraete, JD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, James E. Rogers College of Law (moderator)

11:30 am - 12:15 pm Lunch
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Lobby
Lunch for Symposium attendees prepared by Beyond Bread and sponsored by Arizona Student Media
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Plenary Speaker: Mamta Accapadi, PhD, Vice President for Student Affairs, Rollins College
Ares Auditorium, Room 164

1:30 pm - 1:45 pm Break
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

A) Correct Response or Over-Correction?  Bias Response Teams exist on hundreds of University campuses.  Although the responsibilities and authority of teams are institution specific most teams seek to prevent, respond to, and remediate alleged bias incidents and infractions.  The call for institutions to combat bias and provide spaces which support all students has grown louder in recent years.  Voices critical of bias response teams have also increased citing concerns of chilling effects on speech, in and out of classrooms, and detrimental impacts on student maturation and learning and academic research. 
Room 160

Demetri Morgan, PhD, Assistant Professor of Higher Education, Loyola University Chicago

Lance Watson, MEd, Director of Student Conduct & Community Standards, The University of Kansas

B) Representing the Unpopular Speaker: At times a lawyer’s duty to effectively advocate for their client puts them at the forefront of unpopular and socially repugnant issues. However, lawyers are often conflicted when their duty as a lawyer competes with an interest in maintaining personal and community standards of ethical conduct. The Rules of Professional Conduct often prescribe terms for resolving these conflicts, which include the use of sensitive professional and moral judgment guided by the basic principles of the Rules. This workshop will focus on how lawyers that undertake the defense of unpopular campus speakers balance the defense of their client with outside ethical implications. (Ethics CLE)
Room 118

Robert Corn-Revere, JD, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP and adjunct scholar, the CATO Institute

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A) The Psychology of Insults and Insulation: To what extent do personal verbal attacks and generalized insults based on group stereotypes cause psychological harm to their listeners? Can insulation from insults cause harm to the intended beneficiaries?  This panel will explore the benefits and risks of insulating students from vile or contemptuous speech and gauge where experts are in agreement about the unnecessary harms of vicious words as well as the risks of over-protection. 
Room 160

Evelyn R. Carter, PhD, Research Scientist for BruinX, UCLA Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Alyssa Croft, PhD,  Assistant Professor of Social Psychology, The University of Arizona

S. Brooke Vick, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology, Whitman College

Glenn Matchett-Morris, PhD, Staff Psychologist and Associate Director of Counseling & Psych Services, The University of Arizona (moderator)

B) Free Speech vs. Student Support and Advocacy: The Balancing Act: University employees are often put in challenging situations in regards to upholding the rights of Freedom of Speech/Freedom of Assembly and assisting students to advocate for themselves and their organization’s beliefs. A panel of experienced practitioners will share their wisdom on how they work with students to balance speech, advocacy, and deal with the situations which challenge their own values. 
Room 156

Mamta Accapadi, PhD, Vice President for Student Affairs, Rollins College

Lee Bird, PhD, Vice President for Student Affairs, Oklahoma State University-Stillwater

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Social


Friday, June 23, 2017

AzCPA Professional Practice Exchange
9:00 am - 2:00 pm