Genevieve Lakier

Knight Institute Senior Visiting Research Scholar 2021-2022; University of Chicago Law School

Genevieve Lakier

Genevieve Lakier is professor of law at the University of Chicago Law School. Her work examines the changing meaning of freedom of speech in the United States, the role that legislatures play in safeguarding free speech values, and the fight over freedom of speech on the social media platforms. Between 2006 and 2008, she was an academy scholar at the Weatherhead Center for International and Area Studies at Harvard University. Her work has appeared in the Harvard Law Review, the Columbia Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, and Supreme Court Review. Lakier is the Knight First Amendment Institute’s 2021-2022 senior visiting research scholar. In this role, she has led an interdisciplinary inquiry into disinformation, misinformation, and the First Amendment in the mass public sphere. During her tenure at the Institute, Lakier has brought together scholars from a range of disciplines to explore these issues in a series of roundtables, and organized a major symposium to produce new scholarship on lies, free speech, and the law.

Genevieve Lakier

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