Libel and Defamation: Lessons from the Rolling Stone Litigation (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $149 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 05/31/2021


A pre-recorded streaming video from the May 2018 webcast, Libel and Defamation: Lessons from the Rolling Stone Litigation.

Course Benefits

  • 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.





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

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