Saturday, September 18, 2021, 10 a.m. PDT

Zoom Session with Q and A

This is a free event but registration is required.


Registration closes on Wednesday, September 15.

The Evolution of Student Free Speech Rights Over 50 Years: What happens when Tinker meets smartphones and Snapchat?

This year’s annual forum will focus on the landmark Supreme Court cases that have determined the First Amendment free speech rights of students in public K-12 schools. Our panelists will discuss:

  • How did the famous case of Tinker in 1969 lay the groundwork for student free speech rights?
  • How did the cases of Bethel (1986) and Morse (2007) affect or change those rights?
  • How did the Court deal with student speech that takes place entirely off campus and via social media—yet arguably affects the school environment—in its recent case of Mahanoy, decided just this June (2021)?



Professor Leigh Bradberry, Ph.D., J.D.
Department of Political Science, California State University. Northridge

Professor John Evans, Ph.D.
Department of Political Science, Augsburg University, Minneapolis, Minnesota


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