Free Speech on Campus: Where Should Universities Draw the Line?

Monday, March 18, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Free 1787 Society Members
$10 Members
$10 Teachers & Students
$18 Non-Members
$70 CLE Members
$75 CLE Non-Members

What are the key challenges facing universities today in supporting free expression on campus? This event includes back-to-back panels with former university president Mark Yudof of the University of California, current president Tom Sullivan of The University of Vermont, and others exploring debates about the First Amendment on campus today. Panelists will address such topics as the heckler’s veto and related challenges involving campus disruption and violence; possible tensions between protecting free expression and promoting inclusion and diversity; the complicated relationship between academic freedom and free speech on campus; and more.

This program is presented in partnership with the Academic Engagement Network. 

This program is available for 2.0 substantive CLE credits. The National Constitution Center regularly applies for and receives CLE credit in PA, CA, NY, IL, TX, and DE for live events. Credit is also available in AK, AZ, CO, CT, NH, and NJ. All other U.S. jurisdictions allow attorneys to self-apply for credit for live events held outside their state.

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Event & Parking Information

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  • Seating begins one hour prior to program start time, and programs last approximately one hour unless otherwise noted. Programs begin promptly and latecomers may not be admitted.
  • Please note programs are subject to change; call the National Constitution Center or check our website for updated information.
  • Parking will be available for $10 at the National Constitution Center parking garage located at the rear of the building on Race Street between 5th and 6th streets on a first-come, first-served basis. Pick up your discounted parking voucher at registration.

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