Speech Inside the Schoolhouse Gates: 50 Years After Tinker v. Des Moines

January 24, 2020
9:30 am - 2:00 PM
WhereCaplin Pavilion
Sponsor(s)Virginia Law Review

Join the Virginia Law Review to explore the status of student speech rights 50 years after the Supreme Court famously declared that students do not “shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate.” The conference features a lineup of academics, students and advocacy group organizers who will dive into topics such as the digital classroom, student counter-protesting, and hate speech. Mary Beth Tinker, one of the original case’s plaintiffs, will give the keynote address. The half-day event is sponsored by the Virginia Law Review Online and the Karsh Center for Law and Democracy, with support from several Law School student organizations. The conference kicks off at 9:30 a.m. with an introduction by Professor Frederick Schauer. Breakfast and lunch will be served. RSVP for lunch