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Academic Freedom on Trial: Recent Developments in the Relationship between Academic Freedom and Free Speech, November 29, 2018

November 29, 2018

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Higher Education 

Issues in Higher Education Webinar Series

This webinar will focus on one of the foundational principles of higher education – academic freedom. The presenters will discuss the following topics in depth.

  • What academic freedom means for faculty, students, and institutions.
  • How the protections of academic freedom intersect with those of free speech.
  • How widespread use of social media has challenged traditional assumptions about the parameters of academic freedom. 
  • Review of the McAdams v. Marquette University decision and other recent developments. 
  • Implications for private and public institutions navigating this increasingly complex, controversial, and critical area of policy and practice.

Ellen Babbitt, Partner
Katelan Little, Attorney

Date and Time
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Noon – 1:00 p.m. CST

Who Should Attend
General counsel and higher education industry leaders, including in-house counsel, board members, senior administrators, deans, department chairs and faculty.  

Continuing Education Credit
This program is pending approval for Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin continuing legal education credit.

Questions? Contact Emily Bannwarth at 816.983.8782.


Ellen M. Babbitt

Senior Counsel