In this program, join attorney Will Creeley, Senior Vice President of Legal and Public Advocacy for the nonpartisan Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, for a comprehensive discussion of the law governing student and faculty First Amendment rights and today’s campus speech controversies. Creeley will provide viewers with a thorough overview of the foundational cases outlining student and faculty speech rights, demonstrating how free speech principles protect all students and faculty, regardless of viewpoint. Creeley will venture beyond the headlines and cable news debates to examine what legal precedent tells us about how colleges may respond to controversial speakers on campus and faculty social media flare-ups.
Will began defending student and faculty rights for FIRE in 2006 after graduating from New York University School of Law, where he served as an associate executive editor for the New York University Law Review. Will has appeared on national cable television and radio on behalf of FIRE and has spoken to thousands of students, faculty, administrators, and attorneys at events across the country. Barred in New York and Pennsylvania, Will is a member of the First Amendment Lawyers Association and serves as Co-Chair of the Education Subcommittee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice. Will’s writing has been published by The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Jurist, Inside Higher Ed, Daily Journal, the Charleston Law Review, and many other outlets. Will edited the second edition of FIRE’s Guide to Due Process and Campus Justice, co-edited the second edition of FIRE’s Guide to Free Speech on Campus, and has coauthored amicus curiae briefs submitted to a number of courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States and multiple United States Courts of Appeals. Will graduated magna cum laude from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study in 2003. A proud native of Buffalo, New York, Will now lives in New Jersey with his wife and two children.
Compelling speaker who was informative and clear
This course was exceptional. Mr. Creeley covered essential material and his accompanying course materials were excellent.
Very interesting. From a legal standpoint as from the standpoint of a parent of a college student. well organized.
Will Creeley is an excellent presenter, has a great demeanor, and his material was fascinating.
Best CLE program I have ever attended!!!!
Interesting material presented in an engaging manner.
He is VERY good!
Excellent presentation. Interesting and engaging.
I learned alot!
Great course and speaker-very interesting!!
Excellent, informative and entertaining
Excellent speaker and presentation - would watch again he was so good!!
Excellent program and speaker -- highly recommend
Engaging and excellent
Outstanding presentation. Information, practical and challenging.
Great presenter, with detailed, interesting information
Excellent presenter, excellent content
Great addition. Am an education lawyer.
Great presentation with a very engaging speaker!
very interesting and helpful topic.
best speaker on your list to date for me
Entertaining and informative
Exceedingly well done; great presentation
Interesting case examples and analysis
One of the best god damn CLEs on here. Covers A LOT of law in short period of time. Speaker talks fast and is well versed.
Awesome speaker on tbis one
Excellent and well presented
Very interesting speaker with abundant knowledge and insight from personal legal experience in the field.
iNTERESTING & INFORMATIVE...GOOD PRESENTER
Very interesting. Issues well covered in an informative, articulate and fair manner.
Loved this instructor
Format of info on slides well done. Speaker provided useful information with good examples and a clear presentation.
Excellent speaker one of the best I've heard anywhere! A little humor goes a long way!
The presenter did a phenomenal job
Knowledgeable and engaging contemporary content. Pleasant speaker.
Excellent presenter; both comprehensive & comprehensible.
sensible informed information
One of the very best CLE courses I have taken in 25 years. Great speaker!!!
very good program
This was great
Excellent presentation style, and lots of good substantive information in the written material.
Engaging and informative
good work, reminds me why I wanted to go to law school
Very interesting subject Presenter is great! Thank you
This was by far the most engaging speaker I've heard on Lawline. He is obviously incredibly knowledgeable and covered many cases well in only one hour. Bravo!
Best presenter I've heard.
Best program ever.
Informative course, knowledgeable instructor.
Very good CLE. I found it informative and entertaining.
Excellent Speaker. Good subject matter, well presented
Excellent presentation on the first amendment.
Phenomenal presentation. Organized and very knowledgeable speaker. Interesting and informative. One of the best online CLEs to date.
I wish I was as passionate about my work as the teacher. Thanks!
Lively and engaging presentation.
Excellent presentation of relevant and interesting material...top notch!
What an amazing speaker!
Everyone concerned about free speech should see this program
Great speaker, interesting, extremely relevant and enjoyable.
Really superb course and very interesting to boot!
One of the best CLEs I have ever listened to - informed and engaging speaker, excellemt slides, timely topic!
Extremely informative. Kudos
This is an interesting topic and Will was a GREAT speaker!
I'm actually giving this to my son, a high school senior. Although he is going for civil engineering, he has a huge interest in history and politics. It may even help in in the High School Ethics Bowl this year.
Tremendous. Wonderful listen.
Loved all the real life examples.
Interesting topics covered - thank you
Speaker was very knowledgeable about the First Amendment rights of all American citizens and reminded us how important it is to preserve the right of free speech.
Interesting subject matter. Good combination of legal social judicial and historical
Really great and interesting presentation.
Fantastic speaker + excellent presentation!
Great presenter, gave me a lot of ideas for my Constitutional Law class.
Very personable, enjoyable speaker. An interesting topic. Thank you.
Enjoyable and informative course.
Well organized presentation. Good overview.
SPEAKER WAS KNOWLEDGEABLE AND INFORMATIVE
Really interesting presentation.
Fascinating and engaging! I want to learn more about FIRE!
This was one of the most interesting CLEs I’ve listened to.
Excellent overview of a timely topic
One of the more interesting CLEs for sure.
excellent review of First Amendment Speech rights on college campuses
excellent, timely, engaging, funny, very good advice
Outstanding course. Impossible not to be moved by the instructor's enthusiasm.
Absolutely the best CLE hour I have spent thus far!!!
One of the best presenters of the Lawline courses I have viewed.
Excellent course. Very current topic given today's fractious political climate in America at large, and college campuses in particular. Great instructor. He imparted a lot of information in a short time, and did so in a humorous, conversational style that was very refreshing and entertaining.
This was the best session by far.
Best one yet!!
Very engaging presenter
Presenter was excellent and very easy to stay focused on!
Very interesting and engaging. An hour well spent, especially as the spouse of a professor at a private college.
I enjoyed this presentation so much. Good speaker, current themes. Excellent!
Really great presentation, excellent speaker with a firm grasp of the material. Highly recommend!
Excellent course and speaker
Most interesting topic. Keep adding case law to this.
Great basic overview of the topic. Speaker was personable and a pleasure to listen to.
The lecturer was great. Please invite him back!
Terrific presenter. Very clear and documented course.
Outstanding review of issues on this topic.
Interesting and timely topic. Great presenter.
Excellent. Possibly the best program I've ever done on Lawline.
Thorough and practical coverage of a topic regularly in the news
Humorous, though provoking and important. One of the best CLEs I have viewed. Oh, keep up the good work!
This is my favorite Lawline CLE course out of dozens I have listened to. Very well done.
Very passionate presenter. Very good use of slides. Really interesting presentation.
Excellent Speaker. His enthusiasm for his subject matter shone throughout the presentation.
well done and informative undergraduates should view this presentation
One of the best CLE programs I have listened to in years.
One of the best I have heard this year.
Well done; well delivered and interesting
This was very engaging. The speaker did a good job holding my attention and made the topic interesting.
Definitely one of your better courses. The speaker was totally engaging.
Very interesting and well done!
Outstanding presentation. Fascinating subject matter.
He was a particularly good speaker.
Really useful info. Speaker was excellent.
Best CLE class I've heard in my life!
Good, well balanced program about a very important subject. Presenter is much more optimistic about the campus situation than I am. Keep up the good work.
Very lively, informative and engaging discussion.
Great presentation. Very informative.
Excellent presentation- well done. Will gave a very thorough review of the subject.
Excellent and very knowledgeable speaker.
Love this presenter. Timely info and delivered entertainingly. Thanks!
Excellent presentation, very informative on a relevant subject matter.
Good to have one more tool for education law.
That was great. The lecturer was an amazing speaker and the topic matter was very interesting.
the accompanying materials were great and laid out in an excellent manner
Really outstanding and interesting! I love FIRE.
This is probably the best course I have taken so far on Lawline. Thank you so much for making it available.
Great presenter--- clearly knew his stuff and was passionate. Made me want to learn more.
Presenter exceptionally engaging.
He was great