Law, Youth and Citizenship 42nd Annual Civics and Law Related Education Conference: The Contours of Student and Faculty Free Speech Rights in a Politically Charged World

  • 16 Nov 2018
  • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Hilton Albany 40 Lodge Street Albany, NY 12207

As public schools continue to serve as targets by shooters, students across our nation have begun a campaign, via social media, to bring an end to the violence. Multiple walkouts and demonstrations were planned and executed this past year. Many school district faculty members and administrators supported and even encouraged this movement and its planned walkouts. Other districts imposed discipline upon their students for their actions of “materially and substantially” disrupting their school districts’ educational process. 

Whether you are an attorney, teacher, administrator or a person who is simply interested in this topic, come and explore the contours of student and faculty member protected free speech rights. Join an interactive discussion on how complex first amendment principles can be translated into best practices for the operation of school districts. Learn how school districts can best practice democracy as opposed to merely teaching about it, but, at the same time, avoid the pitfalls and consequences that may occur by their embracing only certain student political viewpoints over others. For attorneys, as an added bonus, get one continuing credit hour of Ethics!

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