Academic Duty and Academic Freedom

22 Pages Posted: 7 Jun 2017 Last revised: 28 Jun 2017

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Amy Gajda

Tulane University - Law School

Date Written: 2015


This symposium essay explores the 1915 AAUP General Declaration of Principles, the document that helped shape both academic freedom on college campuses across the United States and the court decisions that address those ideals. The essay argues that a return to key parts of those principles — specifically the notion of academic duty — can help subdue what appears to be anti-academic freedom rhetoric and resulting negative outcomes in court decisions today.

Keywords: Academic Freedom, Academic Duty, AAUP

JEL Classification: K00, K13

Suggested Citation

Gajda, Amy, Academic Duty and Academic Freedom (2015). Indiana Law Journal, Vol. 9, No. 17, 2015, Tulane Public Law Research Paper, Available at SSRN:

Amy Gajda (Contact Author)

Tulane University - Law School ( email )

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