The Constitutional Rights of Teachers and Professors

40 Pages Posted: 7 Dec 2011

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William W. Van Alstyne

Duke University School of Law; William & Mary Law School

Date Written: 1970


The discussion examines the current state of educators' rights and identifies two key areas that are still hotly contested: extramural utterances that my be critical of the institution itself and a teacher's freedom with his own classroom. A survey of two recent cases illuminates these issues.

Keywords: university, professor, First Amendment, free speech

Suggested Citation

Van Alstyne, William W. and Van Alstyne, William W., The Constitutional Rights of Teachers and Professors (1970). Duke Law Journal, Vol. 1970, No. 5, p. 841, 1970, William & Mary Law School Legal Studies Research Paper Series No. 09-181, Available at SSRN:

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