Law Schools and Universities

About This Collection

There have been increasing suggestions that rather than fostering an environment geared to the pursuit of truth and the free exchange of ideas, law schools increasingly seem more focused on shielding their students from ideas they may not share.  Students, in turn, have become more comfortable threatening their classmates over differences of opinion and even shutting down invited speakers and professors. A few of the recent incidents include:

What should law schools and administrators do in the face of these incidents? Is the classroom a marketplace for the free exchange of ideas?  Which classrooms should allow unfettered free speech?  Should there be a limit for “hate speech,” and who should define what that limit is?  What other questions and concepts determine a good legal education?  Explore these questions and more in this collection.