University of Tennessee Pharmacy Student Sues School Over Discipline for Social Media Posts

Kimberly Diel, a University of Tennessee pharmacy student, recently filed a first amendment lawsuit against the school, alleging the university expelled her because she posted on her private, personal social accounts the school deemed too sexual.  The pharmacy school complained that this was “unprofessional.”  It is all too common that professional schools or special programs… Continue reading University of Tennessee Pharmacy Student Sues School Over Discipline for Social Media Posts

Is Your Free Speech Protected on Social Media when You’re at School? The Answer Is …. Maybe?

How broadly does the First Amendment’s free speech clause apply to students? This is a question that American courts have been interpreting for quite some time. Social media has made it more complicated. The First Amendment guarantees the right to free speech without government interference—with certain limits that are designed to protect the public. Today,… Continue reading Is Your Free Speech Protected on Social Media when You’re at School? The Answer Is …. Maybe?

New Regulations Dial Back Regulation of Higher Education but Increase Role of Counsel in Campus Title IX Procedures

The Friday before most college students headed home for Thanksgiving break (November 16, 2018), the Office for Civil Rights of the Department of Education released new regulations governing Title IX.[1] A draft of the proposed regulations had been released at the end of August, and bits and pieces of their substance had been leaked over… Continue reading New Regulations Dial Back Regulation of Higher Education but Increase Role of Counsel in Campus Title IX Procedures