Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
This fall, the First Amendment Law Review’s annual
symposium topic is freedom of speech in higher education. Scholars from across the
country will meet in Chapel Hill, NC to discuss this important issue. The
symposium will feature three panel discussions covering the following topics:
The first panel on student speech will discuss the
host of legal issues associated with the delicate balance between allowing free
expression while also preventing a hostile campus environment. The second panel
will focus on the status of free speech protections for faculty and
administration. As government employees, these rights differ from those of
students, but the panel will look at current trends for the protection of such
speech. The third panel will examine free speech in higher education from a
practical perspective. We will hear from policymakers, faculty members, and
students about their views of the balance between a peaceful campus environment
and the value of the First Amendment.
This symposium, sponsored
by the only legal journal in the country dedicated solely to the First Amendment,
will be essential for anyone interested in the intersection between the First
Amendment and higher education. Please check back frequently, as registration
information and additional details will be added as we get closer to the event.
Please note: The "Read the Journal" section of our website is currently under construction. Individuals wanting to read articles should either visit HeinOnline or contact Kandace Watkins, our online editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.