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Free Thought, Free Expression, and Legal Coercion

To what extent should the coercive power of law regulate our thoughts and expressions? To what extent can law regulate our thoughts and expressions? In this lecture, lawyer and writer David Allen Green explores the relationship between normative and positive views of law in respect of stopping or limiting what others are thinking and saying.

David Allen Green is a lawyer and writer. As a lawyer, he is head of media at Preiskel & Co LLP. He acts for a number of individuals being sued or prosecuted in respect of publications or broadcasts. He was recently named by The Lawyer as one of the “Hot 100” lawyers for 2011. As a writer, David is one of the UK’s leading bloggers and his “Jack of Kent” blog was shortlisted for the George Orwell prize in 2010. He is a judge of the 2011 George Orwell prize, and he is also the legal correspondent of the New Statesman.


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Date and Time:

12 June 2011 at 10:00 am


2 hours



Conway Hall
Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square
0207 242 8034

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