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Academic Freedom and Freedom of Speech: What is the Difference?


Academic freedom and freedom of speech derived from the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution are related, but are not completely overlapping. During this webinar we will discuss the definition and legal basis for Academic Freedom in the U.S. Constitution, statutes and regulations, contracts, and institutional policies and practices. We will also review the limits of Academic Freedom.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the legal basis for academic freedom.
2. Be familiar with the limits of academic freedom.
3. Be familiar with some contract clauses that may limit academic freedom or freedom of speech.

Knowledge Level: Basic
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Member price: $99
Non-Member Price: $165


  • Jill M. Williamson, Senior Attorney, Gravis Law

    Ms. Williamson's practice encompasses a wide range of topics including corporate and commercial advice and regulatory compliance topics such as export controls and sanctions. She served as Deputy Chief Compliance Officer at Cigna, and Chief Compliance Officer at Liquidity Services, a mid-sized public company.

June 16, 2020
Tue 2:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 0M

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