Libel and Defamation: Lessons from the Rolling Stone Litigation

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Wednesday, May 23, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET

Wednesday, June 6, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
  • Webcast with Live Q&A
  • Telephone with Live Q&A
MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 2.0 (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Registration Fee: $150

Information

Why Attend?

  • Explore the background and litigation history of these highly interesting cases
  • Understand the modern law of defamation and libel
  • Learn how to prosecute or defend a defamation case from the experts

Rolling Stone magazine’s 2014 article “A Rape on Campus” ignited a firestorm of controversy in and around the University of Virginia, and throughout the commonwealth. The subsequent retraction of the article spawned several lawsuits alleging defamation by some of those named in the article. These lawsuits amply illustrate the goals and policies of defamation law, the constitutional restraints that have become so important a part of that jurisprudence, and the practical problems presented to judges in dealing with these types of cases.

Using the Rolling Stone article and resulting lawsuits as case studies, this seminar will explore every aspect of modern defamation law. Our speakers—experts at prosecuting and defending defamation and libel claims—will lead an entertaining and informative discussion of these causes of action that remain an item of national and local concern.

 



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Telephone: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
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Live on Site: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Walk-in registration is permitted on a space-available basis

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored until 5:00 p.m. the day preceding the seminar. You will, however, be charged $40 if you cancel or transfer your registration to a different seminar after the link to the materials has been e-mailed by Virginia CLE.

Full refunds or transfers are available up to two days after a webcast in the unlikely event that you experience technical difficulties.

MCLE Credit Caveat: The MCLE Board measures credits by the time you spend in attendance. If you enter a seminar late or leave it early, or both, you must reflect those adjustments accurately in the credits you report on your credit reporting form. A code will be given at the end of the seminar, which must be written on your MCLE form.


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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (May 23)

2:00 Libel and Defamation: Lessons from the Rolling Stone Litigation
3:45 Question-and-Answer Session
4:00 Adjourn
  • Sign-in for live seminar attendees in Charlottesville begins at 1:30 p.m.
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

COURSE SCHEDULE (June 6)

12:00 Libel and Defamation: Lessons from the Rolling Stone Litigation
1:45 Question-and-Answer Session
2:00 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

Faculty

FACULTY

Conrad M. Shumadine, Willcox & Savage, P.C. / Norfolk
Brett A. Spain, Willcox & Savage, P.C. / Norfolk

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