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More than 200 college and university professors from across the country and across academic disciplines have joined forces to launch a new organization dedicated to protecting academic freedom on campus.

The Academic Freedom Alliance—unveiled this week—seeks to provide backing and legal assistance to professors who come under fire for their speech, their work, and their teaching. The group’s initial membership draws heavily from the legal academy, with law professors comprising about a quarter of those involved. The law schools at Harvard, Stanford, Duke, Georgetown and the University of Texas are among those with multiple faculty on the alliance’s member roster.

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Karen Sloan

Karen Sloan is the Legal Education Editor and Senior Writer at ALM. Contact her at [email protected] On Twitter: @KarenSloanNLJ Sign up for Ahead of the Curve—her weekly email update on trends and innovation in legal education—here: https://www.law.com/briefings/ahead-of-the-curve/

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