Law schools historically have prided themselves as places where a robust exchange of ideas and beliefs about how we govern ourselves is protected. But a polarizing political environment has put that forum to the test. Speakers invited on law campuses have clashed with protestors, leaving law school administrators worried about campus security and about protecting the First Amendment rights of all parties involved. In this Instant Insights, we look at some of those run-ins and how schools are grappling with competing Constitutional rights.
Karen Sloan | April 17, 2018
Josh Blackman, a professor at South Texas College of Law Houston, says "there is a lot of silence from people who should be speaking out about this."
Karen Sloan | February 05, 2018
A gathering of Edmund Burke Society members at the University of Chicago Law School that was promoted by a document referring to immigrants as "other nations’ wretched refuse" has been postponed indefinitely.
Angela Morris | October 19, 2017
The nationwide free-speech-on-campus debate took root at three law schools this fall as protesters opposed speakers or events, prompting widely different responses from schools.
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