Protecting Free Expression and the First Amendment at our Nation's Colleges and Universities (Update)

Production Date: September 30, 2015 Practice Areas: Constitutional Law and Public Interest Law Estimated Length: 3608 minutes


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In this program, join Will Creeley, Director of Legal and Public Advocacy for the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, as he provides an in-depth examination of the state of the law on freedom of speech today on college campuses. The course discusses the decades of precedential case law from the Supreme Court and lower courts upholding First Amendment protections on college campuses. Mr. Creeley provides detailed examination of the differences between public and private universities, and includes a discussion on high schools.  Don't miss this comprehensive First Amendment breakdown.


Learning Objectives:

I.    Understand the importance of freedom of expression at public universities

II.   Recognize how freedom of expression differs between public and private universities

III.  Identify distinctions between speech in high schools and universities

IV.  Summarize speech codes

V.   Describe common mistakes in campus speech policies

Andrew L.
Maplewood, LB

Great course.

Barbara Jane I.
Winnetka, IL

Well done and timely topic with excellent references

Angelo L.
San Francisco, CA

EXCELLENT program!

Patricia B.
Deerfield, IL

Excellent, interesting presentation!

Stephanie O.
Oakland, CA

Great to learn about FIRE - doing some much needed work.

jeffrey h.
Palm Desert, CA


Peter L.
Pelham Manor, NY

I have taken any courses online over the last six years. This is perhaps the single best class that I have taken. Cannot recommend more.

Kenneth B G.
Great Neck, NY

Course and instructor were GREAT! FIRE top notch!

Michael B.
Seattle, WA

Excellent, very interesting and extremely relevant right now. Thank you. Highly recommend.

James S.
Seattle, WA

Outstanding, simple and clear presentation on a timely subject. One of your best.

Patricia K.
Stroudsburg, PA

Excellent. Full Examples and images. Very helpful with citations and articulating the differences between public and private universities and universities and high schools.

Vasiliki N.
Lake Oswego, OR

Great speaker. Extremely interesting material.

Samuel V.
Denver, CO


Rebecca S.
Lakewood, CO

Fantastic program. The speaker's knowledge and enthusiasm made it riveting.

David S.
Atlanta, GA


David Y.
Ashburn, VA

Excellent presentation regarding important First Amendment issues.

Thomas G.
Alexandria, VA

One of the best CLEs I've ever taken. Superbly done, and on an incredibly important topic. Highest recommendation.

gretal t.
Sterling, VA

Very informative - thank you!

John M.
Montross, VA

very good presenter

Bhavik P.
Arlington, VA

Great coverage of existing caselaw and speech restrictions on college campuses.

Cynthia Coulter M.
Monrovia, CA

The speaker was really very interesting, and his speaking style is quite engaging.

Randal H.
Fredericksburg, TX


Linda W.
Fredricksburg, VA

very good speaker

Les B.
Benson, AZ

Timely and informative

Karen N.
New York, NY

Very interesting topic

Paul C.
Troy, NY

Will Creeley stands out as a particularly helpful lecturer, who easily conveys his knowledge to us.

Lisa O.
Quincy, IL

Great presentation. Very interesting subject.

Heather S.
Chantilly, VA

Will was an excellent presenter - I really enjoyed this course

Jackie O.
New Hope, PA

Great class!

Martin W.
Tinley Park, IL

Very informative. Well done.

Daniel O.
North Bethesda, MD


Rebekah D.
Dallas, TX

Thank you.

Tommy M.
Austin, TX

Really enjoyed!

Justinian H.
Deerfield, IL

Fun and interesting!

Christian R.
Toledo, OH

Lively, engaging, fast-paced, very informative, excellent.

Frederick N.
Star Tannery, VA

Good program.

Lois M.
Telluride, CO

Would love more in-depth on this subject.

Marvin C.
Flagler Beach, FL

Interesting material and presented concisely with just enough anecdotal material.

Cindy P.
Spring, TX


Roselee S.
South Jordan, UT

Great presentation

Steven H.
Dallas, TX

A very timely topic with good materials and knowledgeable faculty.

Charles W.
Houston, TX

Good Overview Presentation

John R.
Batavia, IL

Excellent presentation!

Joshua S.
Chicago, IL

Probably the best program I have seen on lawline.

Susan T.
New Braunfels, TX

The civil rights cases on lawline are the most interesting - I support the ACLU, but don't do such work....sigh.

Andrew R.
frankfort, IL

Very interesting and informative.

William T.
Lisle, IL

Very important CLE

Michael S.
Itasca, IL

Outstanding presentation. Objective, clear, non-partisan. Should be required viewing for college administrators and television commentators alike.

Katherine G.
Richardson, TX

Very good overview.

James O.
Hoffman Estates, IL

Probably the most informative course i have ever listened to during my long use of Lawline to complete my CLE requirements.i

James S.
Richmond, VA


Thomas S.
Chicago, IL

Great program.

Joanna R.
Oakland Gardens, NY


Marshall V.
Greenport, NY

Excellent presentation and important work.

charles l.
Fincastle, VA

finally....a legal presenter with a pleasant style.

Carla B.
Dallas, TX

VERY interesting!

thomas t.
chicago, IL

Scholarly and passionate

Nancy W.
Dallas, TX

Kudos to FIRE for operating in this area! If speech codes create a chilling effect on K-12 and especially university expression, we’re in big trouble. Like the press, the young are a critical source of society’s perspective and change. Important to weed out suppression everywhere, but of course, at the very places we send people to learn to think and be instruments of change. FIRE’s reactive & proactive work is valuable. This course gave such an enlightening and comprehensive set of examples from decisions, as well as settlements. I was only aware of lead SOCUS cases and found the course essential, even though I don’t practice as a 1st Amendment attorney.

Michael S.
Bushnell, IL


Richard G.
Vienna, VA

Very informative, and even more timely. Highly recommended.

Diane T.
Brooklyn, NY

Great to hear about the speaker's organization and what they're doing

Dale G.
Shelby, NC

Very informative!

Kylee G.
Stow, OH

Excellent program.

Judith S.
Merrick, NY

Very interesting. The cases cited were enlightening.

C Warren D.
Tampa, FL

Superb and well-balanced presentation.

wendy s.
Irvine, CA

excellent program w great case examples

Kevin F.


Lawrence S.
New York, NY

Excellent presentation.

Marian W.
Trumbull, CT

Very interesting presentation.

Terri I.
Yorktown Heights, NY

very interesting. Excellent, enthusiastic speaker.

Edward M.
Yonkers, NY

Excellent and informative

Michael V.
Clifton forge, VA

Outstanding presenter and interesting subject matter

William U.
Jackson Heights, NY

Presenter spoke fluently and interestingly and hit the major topic areas.

Geoffrey K.
Chappaqua, NY

Very good and engaging program. Excellent presenter and course materials. Lots of case law citations. Would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in this subject.

Ralph Z.
Mohegan Lake, NY

Excellent presentation

Kevin S.
Yorktown Heights, NY

an excellent survey of an important area of the law

Andrietta W.
Chicago, IL

Excellent presenter. Informative and useful information on a timely topic.

John-Frederick B.
New York, NY

Excellent discussion of the law in this area.

Max S.
Sioux Falls, SD

Very interesting content.

Tara W.
Asheville, NC

This presentation was excellent.

Kieran M.
Sag Harbor, NY

I learned a lot.

Barbara N.
Los Angeles, CA

Excellent overview. Clearly delineates private versus public colleges. Nice to have discussed the K-12 standards as well.

Edward R.
Mokena, IL

Extraordinarily interesting, eyeopening, entertaining and well delivered.

Jennie K.
Austin, TX

This was great. Entertaining and useful.

Thaddeus A.
Saint Paul, MN

Very well presented.

Edward A.
Ellicott City, MD

This presentation is one of the best and moist timely today.

Diane E.
Justice, IL

great presentation--enjoyed the class

Caroline P.
Pensacola, FL

very interesting.

Robert S.

very informative

Ken N.
Maple Valley, WA

Excellent presentation. Very important for evereyone, not just attorneys, to understand with students right being assailed on our college campuses daily.

Alison C.
New York, NY

Lively, Interesting course.

Dorrie W.
Modesto, CA

I was struck by the case the presenter mentioned regarding Modesto Junior College. I not only live and practice law in Modesto, but I live in theCollege neighborhood, and I read the local paper daily. I never saw ANY articles on this free speech case while it was going on. Kudos to FIRE for making MJC back down! Great presenter and super topic!

Aimee K.
Elkins Park, PA

Great program!

Brandon E.
Cherry Hills Village, CO

very well presented. Faculty was very knowledgeable.

Polly K.
Houston, TX

Excellent presenter. Interesting information.

Thomas B. M.
Austin, TX

Outstanding presentation from someone who obviously knows his stuff.

Scott N.
Glenview, IL

Great overview

arthur f.
Omak, WA

engaging and interesting speaker--expert atty from w 9 yr exp

Kim A.
Chadds Ford, PA

outstanding presentation

Matthew F.
Phoenix, AZ

This is by far the most interesting and engaging presentation I've viewed on here. I will be actively looking for more presentations by this speaker in the future.

Elise S.
Glasgow, GLG

Very interesting

patrick g.
Garden City, NY

enjoyable and insightful look at an issue that is only going to get more attention in the coming 4 years.

tim r.
Seattle, WA

My favorite speaker so far.

Mitchell G.

fun and interesting topic

Andrew C.
Los Angeles, CA

I really liked the way this speaker presented the issues. Although he had a clear position on the issues, he did an excellent job of examining what motivates those on the other side of the issue from him and recognizing when they had a stronger legal position. Great program.

Erek L.
Woodbridge, VA

Excellent presentation style and inclusiveness of relevant content

Adam H.
Charlottesville, VA

Entertaining, relevant, and exceptional as a CLE! Please do what you can to provide more programs from this presenter.

Larry Wayne C.
Oakton, VA


Steven A.
Washington, DC

Great job, Will!

Lawrence G.
Washington, DC

Really interesting.

Alan M. K.

Very interesting subject matter, well presented.

Scott R.
Quincy, IL


Thomas R.
Midlothian, VA

Well done in presenting on a very topical subject.

Alan B.
Silver Spring, MD

Excellent presentation. Learned a lot and kept my interest.

Heidi T.
Longview, WA

I think this was the best Lawline course I've viewed so far.

Michael H.
Lisle, IL

Best Lawline course I've taken.

anoa c.
Atlanta, GA

Such timely content and on point!

Jason K.
Aurora, IL

Very well done

Valerie M.
Clearwater, FL

I work at a university but don't work on these issues- enjoyed learning more about them. Thank you!

Triet M. P.
Houston, TX

very good

Peter F.
Palatine, IL

Solid & interesting.

Cole C.
Salt Lake City, UT

Interesting 1st amendment topics.

Susan F.
winchester, VA

Great interesting presenter

Richard M.
Cumming, GA


christopher r.
spotsylvania, VA

Will Creeley did a great job.

Kenneth H.
Scarsdale, NY

Great program on a vital topic.

Donna W.
Northbrook, IL

The speaker was quite knowledgeable and informative. Excellent materials too!

holly m.
Naperville, IL

Very well presented. Good speaker

Vincent C.
Portland, OR

Excellent. Well organized, informative and engaging

James H.
Waukegan, IL

1st amendment cases very interesting

Elizabeth H.
Barrington, IL

Great, fun and dynamic class! I would absolutely recommend it!

Michael K.
Northbrook, IL

Excellent program on a subject that needs to get more attention paid to it.

Amy B.
Deerfield, IL

Enjoyed this seminar. Very interesting topic and informed speaker.

Lonn L.
Salt Lake City, UT

I particularly enjoyed this presentation.

John G.
Fremont, OH

A good presentation.

Marilyn K.
Glenview, IL

Content was substantive and the speaker was informative and effective.

Cheryl B.
Daytona Beach, FL

The most enlightening CLE course I have viewed

Allen H.
Wesmont, IL

Interesting review of case law.

Joel E.


Kelly H.
Naperville, IL


Michael L.
Coral Springs, FL

Excellent speaker and presentation

Jason L.
Chicago, IL

A very interesting course!

Jeffrey C.
Winnetka, IL

Best course I have completed! Excellent speaker and content! This should be your quality standard.

Jennifer A.
Riverwoods, IL

Very interesting and very well done. Found it helpful from a practical standpoint. Thank you.

Horace F.
Chicago, IL

Well done

Brenda C.
Watseka, IL

incredibly interesting. makes me want to volunteer.

Julie C.
Palm Beach Gardens, FL

I really enjoyed this program! Very timely. Thank you!

Robert K.
Eden Prairie, MN

if you had a 5 rating, he would get that from me

Jennifer H.
Burr Ridge, IL


Gary D.
Woodlawn, IL

A Clear, concise and substantive presentation with excellent advice about rights in differing educational environments.

Joseph M.
Waukegan, IL

Great presenter as well as presentation.

Harold H.
Putnam Valley, NY

Great explanation of a currently hot topic. And congratulations to FIRE for it's work in protecting our liberties

Liza C.
Huntingtown, MD

Very interesting!!

Michael I.
Ogden, UT


John G.
Chicago, IL

Good & thorough

Joseph L.
Edgewood, KY

Outstanding program.

Edward S.
Philidelphia, PA

great program and doing great work

David W.
Miami Beach, FL

Very interesting subject

Lee G.
Keswick, VA

Excellent, concise, informative presentation.

Retha M.
Columbus, GA

Excellent presentation loaded with useful information.

Rebecca J.
Chicago, IL


Edmond L.
Chicago, IL

Great presentation!!

Louis D.
Phoenix, AZ

Excellent presentation!

James F.
Roslyn, NY

excellent speaker and presentation

Susana F.
Miami, FL

Excellent speaker, excellent material and presentation. Important and interesting topic.

Donald B.
Saint Charles, IL

One of your best programs. Clear, interesting, helpful.

Mary P.
Richmond, VA


Meghan F.
Tampa, FL

Very interesting, great speaker, nice to have actual examples.

Thomas J.
Pompano Beach, FL


Louis K.
Oak Brook, IL

Best Program I have ever viewed at Lawline.

Vera S.
Key Biscayne, FL


John C.
Roslyn Heights, NY

Great program!

Edward G.
Batavia, IL

Most interesting CLE course I have taken in years

Sharon A.
Mandeville, LA

Very practical course for me.

Carrie B.
las Vegas, NV

Fantastic information! Very useful!

Benje S.
Ashburn, VA

Another half hour on the topic would have been great. Excellent presentation.

Dwight W.
Louisville, KY


Janine B.
Falls Church, VA

Excellent course

Edward M.
San Augustine, TX

Very useful information

Kyle J.
Alexandria, VA

One of the best LawLine presenters that I have watched.

Robin J.
Asheville, NC

One of my favorites.

Henry G.
Armonk, NY

Good course.

Robert D.
Alexandria, VA

Excellent course, I hope Will Creeley stays on as a lecturer for Lawline.

David F.
Fairfax, VA

Excellent CLE. I have used FIRE's resources and they are an outstanding legal organization.

Constance H.
Penfield, NY

This program was outstanding. It is one of the best I have viewed so far on Lawline. The speaker was amazing - so knowledgeable and interesting!

Bradley S.
Cheshire, CT

Interesting and well presented!

Tamber R.
Reston, VA

Very thorough discussion and case law.

Elizabeth Z.
Raleigh, NC

Very interesting - thank you!

Robert W.
Austin, TX

Great course. Informative and entertaining

Corey J.
Houston, TX

Would love for this to have been longer to cover more ground. Excellent CLE and could not recommend it highly enough. Presenter did a great job.

tracey s.
oakdale, NY

My favorite program thus far and Lawline has many great programs! I would have liked to see this program as a 3 credit program. There was so much that could have been explained more deeply. Great presenter, Great topic!

Maureen R.
Fairfax, VA

Outstanding presenter, and fascinating subject.

Daniel H.
Bedford, NY

Good presentation, timely topic.

Kerry B.
Walnut Shade, MO

Highly recommend.

Arthur M.
Malibu, CA

Excellent presentation!

Rhonda G. W.
Washington, DC

Thank you for a superb program on a critical issue.

Kathleen S.
Sammamish, WA

Very timely topic. Excellent presentation.

George E.
Bradenton, FL

Very well done

Barry R.
Rockville Centre, NY

Really well done.

Albert Noel G.
Long Beach, CA


Michael M.
Warrenton, VA

Great seminar. Speaker was excellent.

Alexander W.
Lambertville, NJ

Excellent presentation.

Jeffrey G.
Cliffside Park, NJ

Phenomenal presentation.

Roxanne F.
Bend, OR

Much more interesting than I thought it would be Real life examples were excellent

J. Stanley H.
Flowery Branch, GA

Great presentation on an issue that is both timely and dear to my heart.

Kate J.
Mercer Island, WA

fantastic, fast-paced, info-packed, thought-provoking!

Adrienne Y.
Aumsville, OR

Excellent presentation.

Euticha H.
Gloucester Point, VA

Superb presentation.

Jeff W.
Woodway, TX

very dynamic and interesting presentation

Kelli D.
Birmingham, AL

One of the best seminars I've taken through Lawline.

David G.
Boerne, TX

Please add more from this speaker. He is informative and interesting as well!

Aylana M.
New York, NY

This was wonderfully informative and engaging. One of the best courses I've taken so far.

Therese C.
Redmond, WA

One of my favorites

Kim C.
Portland, OR

Great presentation!

Stuart T.
Portland, OR

timely and well presented

Linda K.
Washington, DC

Excellent knowledge on the subject. this should be a longer course.

Edward M.
Washington, DC

Great presentation.

Andrea B.
Morganville, NJ

Excellent presentation but, given the amount of material, could easily have been longer.

Philip B.
Ashland, OR


Kathleen H.
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

Fascinating topic. Excellent speaker.

Kelly F.
Pomona, NY

Great presentation.

Denine C.
Rochester, NY

Best speaker I've seen/heard yet on Lawline.

Cindy S.
State College, PA

Nice overview

James A.
La Jolla, CA

The best CLE I've ever had on one of the most important issues facing college and university campuses.

Michael P.
Redding, CT

Enjoyed this one.

Heather M.
New York, LB


Timothy S.
Jacksonville, FL

Good presentation.

Heather M.
Madison, WI

Best Lawline CLE I have ever participated in!!

Diane B.
Fairfax, VA

Excellent presentation and effective speaker

Deborah P.
San Antonio, TX

very interesting topic and interesting speaker

Bruin R.
Henrico, VA

One of the best Lawline courses I have taken. Highly recommended

Christina B.
Arlington, VA

I really enjoyed this course! The topic was fascinating, and the presenter did an excellent job. I only wish it had been a longer course!

Justin J.
Charlotte, NC

Speaker is very engaging for a web based CLE

Melanie C.
Pensacola, FL

Excellent course

Laurie B.
Midlothian, VA

very informative and interesting - speaker did a wonderful job breaking down the topic. I actually feel as though the course could have been a little longer!

Christopher R. C.
Kensington, MD

Very knowledgeable attorney.

Frank E.
Newport News, VA

One of the better programs I have attended -- excellent instructor on an interesting topic.

Elva M.
Charlottesville, VA

Enjoyed it. Very informative.

Karen B.
Falls Church, VA

Great course! Very knowledgeable and interesting speaker!

Kathryn A.
Williamsburg, VA


Kathryn S.
rixeyville, VA

Great presenter

Edward R.
Fairfax, VA

Very good course!

Mike S.
Falls Church, VA

Fantastic speaker, great topic.

Daniel D. B.
Calabasas, CA

one of the best

James P.
Natural Bridge Station, VA

Very effective speaker!

Steve M.
Bala Cynwyd, PA

Excellent, really enjoyed this.