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Professor Trachtenberg joins the campus free speech debate with new article

Professor Ben Trachtenberg joins the campus free speech debate with “Private Universities and the First Amendment,” in the Journal of Dispute Resolution. He argues that private universities should think carefully before adopting rules imposed by the Constitution on public institutions. Just as some private universities sensibly enact rules concerning religion that would be prohibited at state universities, a one-size-fits-all approach…

Law School to Co-Host First Amendment Symposium at National Press Club

2018 Missouri-Hurley and Price Sloan Symposium Comes at Critical Time for Constitutional Protection The School of Law will co-host a First Amendment symposium, “Truth, Trust and the First Amendment in the Digital Age,” at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on April 6. Washington journalists, legal scholars and media attorneys will discuss the questions they face every day about…

Professor Esbeck Speaks about First Amendment Religion Clauses at Moot Court Championship

On January 25, Professor Carl H. Esbeck spoke twice to 16 teams of students competing at the Moot Court Championship finals hosted by the University of Houston Law Center.  He spoke on the Religion Clauses of the First Amendment and the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer, a case that originated in Columbia,…

BYU Radio Show Interviews Dean Lidsky on Free Speech and Social Media

“Top of Mind with Julie Rose,” a show broadcast by Brigham Young University’s radio station BYU Radio, recently interviewed Dean Lyrissa Lidsky to discuss issues of free speech on social media. During the interview, Dean Lidsky, a leading First Amendment scholar, addressed the legal debate surrounding elected government officials blocking their followers from their social media sites. In creating and…