The Washburn Law Journal will host a symposium titled “Law in the Post-Truth Era” on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. The symposium will bring together national experts in the legal field to define “post-truth” and discuss timely topics such as how to manage a jury harboring an aversion to evidence-based reasoning, and how fields like oil and gas law are affected by debates of “alternative facts.”
“Since the days of ancient Greece, rhetoric and emotional manipulation of the electorate have been a part of democracy, so I am looking forward to this symposium that examines political morality in contemporary times,” said Washburn University Law Dean Carla Pratt. “These are the issues currently challenging legal professionals, and we are proud to lead these types of discussions at Washburn Law.”
The symposium will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Washburn University Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center, with a panel and keynote in the morning, then another panel and keynote in the afternoon. Lunch will be provided for attendees who register before 5 p.m. on Oct. 31. Attendees are not obligated to stay for the entirety of the event. The symposium is free to attend, and open to the public.