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The University in the Manner of Tiananmen Square

15 Pages Posted: 29 Nov 2011  

William W. Van Alstyne

Duke University School of Law; William & Mary Law School

Date Written: November 29, 1993


This recount of Duke University's academic council's adoption of an offensive verbal conduct rule exposes the difficulties in distinguishing offensive speech within a university setting.

Keywords: offensive speech, university, professor

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Van Alstyne, William W., The University in the Manner of Tiananmen Square (November 29, 1993). Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, Vol. 21, No. 1, 1993; William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-169. Available at SSRN:

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