Arguing Both Sides of Juicy Campus

Rod Smolla

Rod Smolla

Anyone familiar with the controversial Web site Juicy Campus will be interested in a presentation that Washington and Lee School of Law Dean Rod Smolla is making on Friday as part of the 2nd annual Law and Media Symposium at W&L. The symposium itself, titled “The Wild, Wild Web: Free Speech, Libel, and the First Amendment in the Digital Age,” has a superb lineup, and Smolla will be leading off by arguing both sides of a moot court exercise that is based a suits filed against a Web site that is called SleazyCampus.com in the hypothetical case. You can download a pdf of the case here. Juicy Campus not only permits but also encourages college students to post anonymously about peers. A piece in The Washington Post last month described some of the issues in a report on a session led by the site’s founder at George Washington University. Smolla’s presentation at 9:15 a.m. kicks off the two-event. Here’s a video of Smolla’s presentation from W&L’s YouTube channel:



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