The First Amendment protects students and student journalists from censorship and retaliation in public schools and universities. As the Supreme Court has explained, students do not “shed their constitutional right to freedom of speech at the schoolhouse gate.” Read more about our work on behalf of students and student journalists here.
During the Fall 2023 semester, the University of Georgia School of Law’s First Amendment Clinic trained students, journalists, local officials, law enforcement, and engaged citizens on a variety of speech and media law topics.Keep Reading
Almost every public and private high school has a code of conduct they require students to follow.Keep Reading
The University of Georgia School of Law’s First Amendment Clinic conducted a record number of trainings during the Spring 2022 semester.Keep Reading
High school journalists across the country have long provided news reporting, political and social commentary, and valuable perspective on issues of public concern to their readership.Keep Reading
Prior restraint is a type of censorship where speech or expression is stopped before it occurs.Keep Reading
The following guest column by Clinic director Clare R. Norins was published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on June 28, 2021.Keep Reading
The First Amendment Clinic, partnering with UGA’s Office of Legal Affairs, hosted a class on June 19, 2020 for UGA faculty and staff focusing on campus free speech issues.Keep Reading