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.
A Call for Papers on Free Speech in Higher Education
The First Amendment Law Review
(FALR) at the University of North Carolina School of Law is currently accepting
submissions for brief but engaging articles related to free speech in higher
education. As these submissions will be considered for publication in our
symposium issue, shorter articles (less than 30 pages) are preferred, but
longer articles will still be considered.
This fall, the First Amendment Law
Review’s annual symposium will bring scholars from across the country to meet
in Chapel Hill, NC to discuss this important issue. The symposium will feature
three panel discussions covering the following topics:
faculty and administration speech
practical perspectives on free
speech in higher education
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 other stakeholders about
their views of the balance between a peaceful campus environment and the values
of the First Amendment.
Submissions may be sent via email
to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for symposium edition submissions is October
23, 2015. Please notify us of your intent to submit by sending a draft
abstract of your article by September 15. While we will still consider
submissions without such notification, doing so will ensure a fast-track
All submissions should be in
Microsoft Word format, 12-point font, preferably Times New Roman. The text
itself should be double-spaced; footnotes should be single-spaced. FALR uses
The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation. All submissions should comply with
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 email@example.com.