Paul Crane, University of Chicago Law School / Chicago, IL
Paul Crane is a Lecturer in Law and Bigelow Teaching Fellow at the University of Chicago School of Law. In 2007, he graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law and also earned a master's degree in history from the University of Virginia. He was the recipient of the Carl M. Franklin Prize and an executive editor on the Virginia Law Review. Mr. Crane’s scholarly publications include “‘True Threats’ and the Issue of Intent,” published in the Virginia Law Review. He previously served as a law clerk to Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. of the United States Supreme Court and to Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Mr. Crane has also served as a Bristow Fellow in the Office of the Solicitor General of the United States and as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia. He worked as an associate at Latham & Watkins LLP in Washington, D.C. Mr. Crane has also served as an intern with the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression.
J. Joshua Wheeler, Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression / Charlottesville
Joshua Wheeler is an adjunct member of the faculty at the University of Virginia School of Law and the Director of the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression. Located in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Center is a nonprofit, nonpartisan institution engaged in research, outreach, and intervention on behalf of the First Amendment freedoms of speech and press. He is a member of the California, D.C., and Virginia Bars. On behalf of the Thomas Jefferson Center, Mr. Wheeler has authored and co-authored briefs filed in federal and state courts across the country, including the U.S. Supreme Court “true threats” cases of Virginia v. Black and Elonis v. United States. He has been with the Thomas Jefferson Center since 1994 (Director of Programs (1994-99), Associate Director (1999-2010), Director (2011)). Before his work with the Thomas Jefferson Center, Mr. Wheeler was an associate with the law firm of Parker, Milliken, Clark, O'Hara & Samuelian in Los Angeles, California. He received a Bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Master's degree from Hollins College (now University), and a law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. Mr. Wheeler is the author of Robert O’Neil: A Tribute, Virginia Law Review (June 2007), and The Road Not Taken: How the Fourth Circuit Reached the Right Result for the Wrong Reason in Snyder v. Phelps, Cardozo Law Review De Novo (Summer 2010).