Free Speech & Academic Freedom for Faculty Members

Faculty Free Speech

The rights to free speech and academic freedom are protected by the policies of most colleges and universities, and – at public institutions – by the First Amendment. If you are a faculty member facing censorship or punishment for your speech or expression, you can depend on the free speech and academic freedom lawyers at Allen Harris to fight for you. Contact our firm today to learn more about how we can effectively guide you through every step of the process ahead.

Do I Need a Free Speech & Academic Freedom Lawyer?

While the college campus is supposed to be the quintessential “marketplace of ideas,” the reality today is very different. In the current climate, it often seems that saying anything that goes against the prevailing campus orthodoxy can put your career and your reputation in jeopardy. If you find yourself in this situation, you need a free speech and academic freedom lawyer who understands your rights and will fight to protect them.

Issues of Faculty Free Speech

It used to be understood that college and university faculty would expose students to a wide range of ideas, including ideas they might disagree with or even be offended by. After all, without exposure to a wide range of viewpoints, how are students to deepen their understanding of the world and reach their own conclusions? Now, however, faculty – especially those whose classes touch on controversial or sensitive topics – are increasingly facing calls for censorship and discipline based on their speech in the classroom, or their expression of their own views outside of class. If you are a professor who believes that your free speech rights have been violated, our firm is here to help.

Contact Our Free Speech & Academic Freedom Lawyers

We are passionate about the right to free speech. For over 15 years, the attorneys at Allen Harris have dedicated their careers to preserving the sanctity of free speech on college campuses. We are ready to put those years of experience to work for you. Contact our firm today so we can discuss your case and begin building the best strategy going forward.