LAPA Seminar - A Theory of First Amendment Academic Freedom
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From Professor Rabban: The Supreme Court first identified academic freedom as a distinctive First Amendment right in 1957. Since then scores of Supreme Court decisions and over a thousand lower court decisions have referred to academic freedom. I am currently writing a book that attempts to organize and classify the existing case law and to elaborate a theory of First Amendment academic freedom. The excerpts that I am distributing for my LAPA seminar include an overview of the book, my central argument linking academic freedom to expert professional speech by professors, and applications of this argument beyond scholarship and teaching to speech about university affairs and political speech.
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