Law Schools’ Applications Fall as Costs Rise and Jobs Are Cut

“John Roberts bankrupts law students” | Paul Campos at Salon

Are Colleges and Universities Rewriting American History? | Heather Gebelin Hacker

‘Free Speech Wall’ at Canadian university torn down within hours by homosexual activist

A Supreme Court Clinic’s Place in the Supreme Court Bar | Jeffrey L. Fisher at Stanford

Canadian Law Deans Oppose New Christian Law School Because of Its Bar On Same-Sex Relationships

Anti-religious Groups Not Done With West Point | One News Now

A Survey of Law School Teaching Materials On Religious Liberty, Law and Religion

West Point Prayer Battle Sparks Church Vs. State Debate Over U.S. Military ‘religious Coercion | The Blaze

Stanford Law School Launches Nation’s Only Religious Liberty Clinic

Exposing Avenues of Campus Indoctrination | Travis C. Barham

GOP lawmaker slams federal grant to ‘introduce Muslim cultures to Americans’

Prayer at West Point under fire | Alliance Defending Freedom

MD: Gallaudet U. reinstates diversity officer who signed marriage petition

The Julea Ward Settlement: A Win for Religious Liberty | Jeremy Tedesco at Townhall

Same-Sex Marriage and Social Change: Exceeding the Speed of Thought | Matthew J. Frank at Public Discourse

We Must Break the Law School Cartels

Americans U. for Sep. of Church and States says West Point prayer policy is unconstitutional

6 of 10 universities can’t figure out 1st Amendment

All Many Christian Students Want For Christmas This Year Is Their Freedom | Alan Sears

A resounding, and lasting, victory for religious liberty on college campuses | Jeremy Tedesco at Speak Up Movement

UC Berkeley group protests proposed ban of Salvation Army bins

UC Berkeley bans Salvation Army bell ringers

“Gay students increasingly vocal at evangelical colleges” | Inside Higher Ed

Tinkering with Inconsistency: First Amendment Student Speech

    The First Amendment’s protection of freedom of speech applies to the states through its incorporation into the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Students in schools retain First Amendment rights; however, school officials, acting as parens patriae, have latitude to discipline students for their speech in some instances. This analysis will focus on the First Amendment rights of students, with particular emphasis on off-campus speech. Part one will discuss the Supreme Court precedent on the issue of student speech on and off the school campus. Part II will analyze the inconsistencies among the lower courts when addressing student speech cases. Part III will summarize the current state of student speech litigation, and Part IV will examine the New York City Department of Education’s policies related to student speech.

  • Posted: 12/17/2012
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5 Things You Should Know About Religious Freedom On Campus

Let there be light: UC drops its new, much-reviled logo

Student expelled over beliefs wins settlement | Baptist Press

Lawyer Hasn’t Given Up On Suing The ‘Cash Cow’ Law School Industry

UVA Forces Students To Remove Dorm-area Christmas Trees (video)

Berkeley Students Attempt to Ban Salvation Army Bell Ringers from Campus | Heather Hacker

“Married lesbian named Academic Dean at UC Hastings”

University Pays Up For Expelling Christian: Female student booted for not promoting homosexuality | WND

    WorldNetDaily: ADF said even though counseling referrals are a common and accepted professional practice, the university instead chose to expel Ward “when she sought to avoid violating her religious beliefs by referring a potential client to another counselor.” Senior Legal Counsel Jeremy Tedesco, who argued before the court in October of last year, said public universities “shouldn’t force students to violate their religious beliefs to get a degree.” “The 6th Circuit rightly understood this and ruled appropriately, so the university has done the right thing in settling this case,” he said. “When Julea sought to refer a potential client to another qualified counselor – a common, professional practice that is endorsed by her profession’s code of ethics – EMU denied the referral. Then it attacked and questioned her religious beliefs, ultimately expelling her from the program. We are pleased that Julea and her constitutionally protected rights have been vindicated.”

  • Posted: 12/11/2012
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“Grad student who was expelled for refusing to counsel gay client settles for $75,000″ | Daily Caller at Yahoo News

“EMU resolves case of Julea Ward, former student kicked out of program for declining to counsel gay client” |

“EMU to pay $75,000 to social work student Julea Ward who refused to counsel gay client” | Detroit Free Press

EMU student achieves final victory after court rules ‘tolerance is a two-way street’ | Alliance Defending Freedom

George Will: University Campuses Train Students To Support Censorship | Jordan Lorence at SpeakUp Movement

Gonzaga To Begin Offering Contraceptive Coverage Next Month

Berkeley students seek Christmas ban on Salvation Army bell ringers

“Yes Virginia, Er, North Carolina, There Is Christmas Censorship” (Even At Universities) | Jordan Lorence at Speak Up Movement

Justice Scalia Kicks Off New Georgetown Center for the Constitution

Sixth Circuit to Hear Oral Argument in Case of Christian Woman Fired by University for Speaking Out against Homosexuality

George Will: Closing of the American Mind

Winning the Moot Court Oral Argument: A Guide for Intra- and Intermural Moot Court Competitors

I was bullied out of Oxford for being a Conservative

I’m Socially Conservative, in College, and Need a Party

Colleges and the Tyranny of Good Intentions

College says students can’t sell ‘Christmas’ trees | Ed News linking to MyFoxBoston

New law school dean at Catholic U.

College Reverses “Christmas” Tree Ban | Todd Starnes, Fox News

College Wants Club to Change ‘Christmas’ to ‘Holiday’ for Tree Sale Fundraiser

College: Students Can’t Sell “Christmas” Trees | Todd Starnes, Fox News

Pro-life student group rejected at B.C. university: threatens to sue

“Free Speech on Campus” Events | Speak Up Movement Blog

Two Law Schools Limiting Meetings By Federalist Society | Jordan Lorence at Speak Up Movement

Fixing Law Reviews

Catholic Fordham University Rejects Pro-Life Speaker, OKs Peter Singer

Stanford Starts Religious Liberty Clinic

Redefining Deviance: The Gay Assault on Franciscan University

    Crisis Magazine: The success that the gay community has achieved in shedding the “deviant” label has relied upon convincing the heterosexual world that homosexual behavior is perfectly normal. The recent uproar over a social work course titled “Deviant Behavior” at Franciscan University of Steubenville—which lists homosexuality as a form of deviant behavior—demonstrates just how vigilant the gay community remains in confronting anyone who might suggest that homosexual behavior could be anything but normal. It also shows how difficult it is for faithful Catholic institutions to teach students what the Church says about the nature of homosexual acts.

  • Posted: 11/19/2012
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Retiring Ron Paul to make his case for liberty on college campuses next year

How Free Speech Died on Campus | Greg Lukianoff at WSJ

The Problem with Speech Codes: The Video Version | Travis Barham at Speak Up Movement