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Noah ChauvinNoah Chauvin

Noah Chauvin is an attorney practicing in the Washington, D.C. area.  He received his B.A. from S.U.N.Y. Geneseo, and his J.D. from William & Mary Law School.  His work has appeared in or is forthcoming from, among others, the California Law Review Online, the South Carolina Law Review, and the University of Richmond Law Review.

Topic: Conspiracy Theories and the Perils of Government Error Correction

Angela Downes

Angela Downes

UNT Dallas College of Law

Angela Downes is a professor at UNT Dallas College of Law in Dallas where she is Assistant Director of Experiential Education where she teaches clinical courses, the 40-hour mediation course, as well as a course on domestic violence and the law. Her scholarship focuses on diversity, cultural responsiveness, and issues of interpersonal violence including domestic violence, human trafficking, and child abuse. Prof. Downes is also an associate Municipal Judge for the City of Glenn Heights, Texas and Chair of the American Bar Association Commission on Gun Violence.

Topic: Look Away: The Impact of The Lost Cause on Civil Rights, Social Justice and Critical Race Theory , How Storytelling and Mythology Shaped American History

Lucy JewelLucy Jewel

University of Tennessee College of Law

A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Lucy Jewel is the Director of Legal Writing at the University of Tennessee College of Law, where she also teaches legal writing, appellate advocacy, entertainment law, and torts. In addition to teaching, she researches and writes scholarship on legal rhetoric, legal education, and legal culture. She frequently presents her work nationally and internationally and has authored numerous papers in publications such as the Wake Forest Law Review, Maryland Law Journal, Harvard Latinx Law Review, Columbia Journal of Gender & the Law, and the Yale Journal of Law & Technology. Before embarking on her teaching career, Professor Jewel litigated commercial cases in New York City. She has an undergraduate degree from Columbia University and a law degree from Tulane University.

Topic: Time is a Flat Circle: Lessons from Past and Present Conspiracy Theories

Barbara da Rosa LazarottoBarbara da Rosa Lazarotto

University of Minho

Barbara da Rosa Lazarotto is a graduate student in Legal Studies at the Law School of the University of Minho Portugal and the Legal and Compliance Lead at the non-profit Association Women4Cyber Portugal.

Topic: The grass is not always greener on the other side: The use of digital astroturfing to spread disinformation and the erosion of the rule of law.

Jennifer Safstrom

Jennifer Safstrom

Georgetown University Law Center

Jennifer Safstrom is Counsel at the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection. Prior to joining the Institute, she served as the Dunn Legal Fellow at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Virginia, where she worked on litigation and legislation related to numerous civil rights issues. She received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in May 2018, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Georgetown Journal of Law & Modern Critical Race Perspectives, Employer Outreach Chair for the Latin American Law Student Association, and member of the Appellate Litigation Clinic. She earned her B.A. in International Studies from the University of Miami in 2011. Her legal scholarship has been published in the Georgetown Law Journal, Yale Journal of Law & Feminism, Harvard Latinx Law Review, Barry Law Review, Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, and Loyola University Chicago’s Annals of Health Law & Life Sciences, among others. She has also been quoted by the Washington Post, Above the Law, City Lab, and Breitbart, as well as other local and national publications.

Topic: Time to SLAPP Back: Advocating Against the Adverse Civil Liberties Implications of Litigation that Undermines Public Participation

Clare Ryan

Clare Ryan

Assistant Professor at LSU Law

Professor Clare Ryan is the Harry S. Redmon, Jr. Assistant Professor of Law at the LSU Law Center. She holds a J.D. and a Ph.D. in Law from Yale Law School. Prof. Ryan teaches International Human Rights Law and Family Law. Her scholarship focuses on children’s rights and the parent-child relationship. Prof. Ryan is honored to serve as one of the faculty advisors to the LSU Law Journal for Social Justice & Policy.