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Lyrissa Barnett Lidsky

University of Florida Levin College of Law
Professor of Law
Gainesville, FL, USA


Lyrissa Barnett Lidsky   

Primary Areas of Practice:  Mass Media Law

Law School:  University of Texas School of Law  


Work History

Professor Lidsky joined the faculty of the  University of Florida's Levin College of Law in 1994, after clerking for the Honorable Joseph T. Sneed on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She currently holds the Stephen C. O'Connell Chair in Law.

She teaches Mass Media Law, First Amendment Law, Torts, and other courses. Her research focuses on the intersection of Tort Law and the First Amendment, and she is the co-author, with Marc Franklin and David Anderson, of the most widely adopted Mass Media Law casebook in American law schools. She has also co-authored a First Amendment Law casebook and a reference book on Freedom of the Press. Her research on social media includes law review articles in leading journals, with titles such as Public Forum 2.0; Incendiary Speech and Social Media; How Not to Criminalize Cyberbullying, and Public Forum 2.1: Public Higher Education Institutions and Social Media, all of which are available at http://ssrn.com/author=247860. Her research on anonymous speech has been cited in opinions by state and federal appellate courts and the Supreme Court of Canada. She blogs at PrawfsBlawg, available at http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/, and tweets about Communications Law 

Professional Memberships

Editorial Board Member, Communications Law and Policy (peer-reviewed law journal) (2011-present).

Florida Bar Member, since 1994.   

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