The First Amendment and Higher Education: Overview

Former university associate provost and practicing attorney Dr. Jim Castagnera will explain the details of the First Amendment. You will learn the current requirements and practical steps to protect free speech rights at your institution.

What You'll Learn

  • What is the background of the First Amendment?
  • To what rights are students, faculty members, and other staff entitled?
  • Are there exceptions?
  • How has the interpretation of the First Amendment evolved recently?
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Training Overview

What the First Amendment means for your campus.

Recent interpretations of the First Amendment from case law and revised regulations require you to update the policies and practices in your institution. Free speech is fundamental to life at colleges and universities. Students, faculty members, and other staff are all entitled to this constitutional right.  Now is the ideal time to ensure your institution is within the law.

  • What is the background of the First Amendment?
  • To what rights are students, faculty members, and other staff entitled?
  • Are there exceptions?
  • How has the interpretation of the First Amendment evolved recently?

Learn answers to our questions and more during our upcoming webinar.

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Who Should Attend?
  • Presidents
  • Chancellors
  • Provosts
  • Vice presidents
  • Vice provosts
  • Deans
  • Associate and assistant deans
  • Academic department chairpersons
  • Diversity and equity professionals
  • Student affairs professionals
  • Title IX coordinators
  • Compliance officers
  • University counsel
  • Public-safety management
  • Faculty
What's included
Training includes
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • All resources and training materials
About

Expert Presenter

Jim Castagnera
  • Member and the Chief Consultant of Holland Media Services LLC, a communications and training company with offices in Philadelphia and Los Angeles
  • Member of Portum Group International LLC, a cybersecurity and privacy consulting firm in Philadelphia
  • Of Counsel to Washington International Business Counsel
  • Adjunct Professor of Law in the Kline School of Law at Drexel University
  • 10 years as a labor, employment, and intellectual-property attorney with Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr
  • 23 years as associate provost and legal counsel for academic affairs at Rider University
  • Holds an M.A. in Journalism from Kent State University
  • J.D. and Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University