Academic Freedom and the First Amendment in the Supreme Court of the United States: An Unhurried Historical Review

77 Pages Posted: 24 Sep 2011 Last revised: 29 Dec 2014

William W. Van Alstyne

Duke University School of Law; William & Mary Law School

Date Written: 1990

Abstract

This article seeks to trace the history of the AAUP's 1940 statement on academic freedom. Although the statement and the First Amendment have very different roots and practical applications, the two share a body of case law that often overlaps.

Keywords: university, professor, academic freedom

Suggested Citation

Van Alstyne, William W., Academic Freedom and the First Amendment in the Supreme Court of the United States: An Unhurried Historical Review (1990). Law and Contemporary Problems, Vol. 53, No. 3, p. 79, 1990; William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-162. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1932846

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