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Student Protests and the First Amendment

  • Tuesday, July 16, 2024
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Thistle Farm Cafe
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Student Protests and the First Amendment

Campus protests have arisen across the country, leading to controversies regarding the bounds of free speech and how educational institutions have reacted to these protests.  This program will explore these controversies, including a discussion about recent protests at Vanderbilt University that led to arrests, discipline and criminal charges against protestors.  

Professor Jennifer Safstrom teaches the Stanton Foundation First Amendment Clinic at Vanderbilt University Law School. She has also previously worked as counsel at the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection and as supervising attorney and clinical teaching fellow with the Civil Rights Clinic at Georgetown Law. She also served as the Dunn Legal Fellow at the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia.  

Professor David L. Hudson teaches Legal Information and Communication at Belmont University's College of Law. For much of his career, he has worked on First Amendment issues, including serving as a Justice Robert H. Jackson Fellow for the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education and as a First Amendment Fellow for the Freedom Forum Institute. He also previously served as an attorney and scholar at the First Amendment Center in Nashville. 

*Lunch reservations due by July 11th at 1:00 pm.  Lunch and CLE reservations must be paid in advance either online or by check paid before the date of the lunch and CLE. 

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