FIRE Announces New Webinar Series
March 21, 2012
by Lyzi Diamond
FIRE is pleased to announce the launch of a new series of webinars, designed to inform students, FIRE supporters, and other interested parties about issues surrounding free speech, due process, and individual rights on America's campuses. The first webinar in the series will take place during Free Speech Week, on Tuesday, April 3rd, at 6 p.m. Eastern, and will feature FIRE's Director of Legal and Public Advocacy William Creeley delivering a lecture titled, "An Introduction to Free Speech on Campus: Case Law and Common Policy Mistakes."
During the hour-long webinar, Will will provide an overview of the legal principles supporting the right to freedom of expression on campus. Will will introduce listeners to decades of precedent from the Supreme Court and lower courts upholding First Amendment protections on college campuses, emphasizing the primacy of free speech and academic freedom in higher education, and designating the university campus as peculiarly the "marketplace of ideas," where unfettered expression creates informed citizens and ultimately contributes to the health of our democracy. Will will also discuss unconstitutional and illiberal speech codes, providing listeners with an examination of the most common restrictions on student speech on today's campuses. A question and answer session will follow.
The webinar is geared towards students, but we encourage any and all FIRE supporters to attend. The event is free, and the whole thing takes place on your computer screen — no travel required! In order to register, click here. Don't miss out on this inaugural event!
WHAT: FIRE's Inaugural Free Speech Week Webinar: "An Introduction to Free Speech on Campus: Case Law and Common Policy Mistakes"
WHERE: Your computer!
WHEN: Tuesday, April 3 at 6 p.m. EDT