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Tyranny of an organized minority: Free speech standards in higher education

Eugene Volokh
David Bernstein
Todd J. Zywicki
Jay Edelson
Marcella Burke

A Freedom of Thought Webinar

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

2:00 PM EST

This panel will consider the symmetry and consistency of free speech norms in higher education. Academic norms for free speech are essential to promote the free exchange of ideas. Students and professors must be free to engage with mutual respect while drawing a line at harassment. But has academia failed to recognize consistent speech harassment distinctions? Have there even been decisions that turned on the identities of the group involved?


  • Prof. David Bernstein, University Professor of Law and Executive Director, Liberty & Law Center, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University
  • Prof. Eugene Volokh, Gary T. Schwartz Distinguished Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law
  • Jay Edelson, Founder & CEO, Edelson PC
  • Prof. Todd J. ZywickiGeorge Mason University Foundation Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University
  • Moderator: Marcella Burke, Founder and Managing Partner of Burke Law Group PLLC

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