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The Judicial Trend Toward Student Academic Freedom

17 Pages Posted: 17 Sep 2011 Last revised: 30 Dec 2014

William W. Van Alstyne

Duke University School of Law; William & Mary Law School

Date Written: 1968


This analysis references the growing likelihood that even “private” colleges and universities may be viewed as state actors due to these institutions growing reliance on public funds and their performance of what is often considered a public function. Given such, this examination discusses the growing sphere of student rights.

Keywords: state actor, university, state-action requirement

Suggested Citation

Van Alstyne, William W., The Judicial Trend Toward Student Academic Freedom (1968). Florida Law Review, Vol. 20, p. 290, 1968; William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-135. Available at SSRN:

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