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W&L Law’s Sarah Haan Contributes to First Amendment News Online Symposium

Sarah Haan

Washington and Lee law professor Sarah Haan is an invited contributor to a special online symposium commemorating the 200th issue of First Amendment News.

Haan is one of 15 experts, all of whom are women, to provide commentary and analysis. Her essay, based on a work in progress, is titled “Facebook and the Idenitity Business” and examines Facebook’s regulation of political speech and, more broadly, what it means for political discourse to be regulated through private ordering by a global, profit-seeking, public company.

First Amendment News has long been published on the popular legal blog Concurring Opinions but in October will move to its online new home, The Foundation of Individual Rights in Education.

Haan joined the faculty of W&L Law in 2017. She writes about corporate political speech and disclosure.  Her most recent article is “The Post-Truth First Amendment,” published in the Indiana Law Journal.

She received a B.A. in History from Yale University and a law degree from Columbia Law School, where she was an articles editor of the Columbia Law Review.  Prior to joining legal academia, Professor Haan worked in the litigation department at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York, and as a Teach For America teacher in Compton, California.