Nov. 8-9, 2012 • UNC-Chapel Hill

It’s been nearly 25 years since the Supreme Court rolled back students’ First Amendment rights in Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier. Join experts from the fields of law, education and journalism for a conversation about how the rise in censorship — including the recent leap of Hazelwood from K-12 schools to college campuses — has affected young people’s civic readiness. Has the pendulum swung too far toward school authority, and how can schools foster meaningful civic participation from their students in a Hazelwood world?

Day 1
A Dialogue: Censorship and Student Civic Learning
Day 2
First Amendment Law Review Symposium


With featured speakers: Erwin Chemerinsky, dean, UC-Irvine School of Law • Francisco Negron, general counsel, National School Boards Association • Frank LoMonte, executive director, Student Press Law Center • Sam Chaltain, author, American Schools: The Art of Creating a Democratic Learning Community

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