Academic Freedom: Whose right is it anyway?

May 31, 2019 Published Work
The National Law Review

Wiggin and Dana attorneys Benjamin Daniels and Catherine Baiocchi have written an article for the National Law Review. Entitled “Academic Freedom: Whose right is it anyway?” the article explores the competing rights to academic freedom and how courts have struggled to balance the college’s and individual faculty member’s rights. While balancing the tension between these competing rights is no easy task, the article ends with some practical advice regarding when limits can appropriately be imposed on speech to maintain the credibility of the institution.

This article is the first in a four part series on academic freedom, inspired by the increase in campus protests, controversial speakers, and proliferation of free speech issues on college campuses.