Free Speech on Campus

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Yale University Press
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5.8 X 8.5 X 0.8 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

Erwin Chemerinsky is dean of Berkeley Law, University of California. Howard Gillman is chancellor and professor of law, political science, and history, University of California, Irvine.


"An urgent and indispensable roadmap to guide us through one of the most divisive periods in American history."--Stephen Rohde, Los Angeles Review of Books
"Cogent, concrete, and controversial, Free Speech on Campus might well help launch candid and long overdue discussions, on campuses and elsewhere, of hot button issues, including 'hate speech' codes, trigger warnings, safe spaces, threats and harassment, protests that disrupt public events, online speech, and racist symbols."--Glenn Altschuler, Huffington Post
"[A] virtue of Free Speech on Campus is its attentiveness to the history and importance of freedom of speech and thought in higher education."--Jonathan Marks, Weekly Standard
"Free Speech on Campus is a well-written, valuable, and timely book which meaningfully addresses complex and difficult issues. Chemerinsky and Gillman intersperse their arguments with relevant data and rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court. They provide ways to balance the functioning of the university and the protection of the freedom of expression. It is a worthy read for faculty, students, campus administrators, and anyone who wants to understand the freedom of expression better."--Law and Politics Book Review
"This book is a great reminder of how important First Amendment and free speech values are, and how leaders in education must foster an environment that provides and encourages controversial topics and the resulting conversations."--Sarah K. Starnes, Law Library Journal
"A thoughtful and insightful defense both of free speech on American campuses and the need to develop and protect inclusive learning environments, plus lots of good advice for current campus leaders."--Peter McPherson, President, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
"Erwin Chemerinsky and Howard Gillman have written a concise and valuable history of the evolution of freedom of speech policies and laws in the U.S....A masterful analysis of a cherished American right and a must-read for higher education leaders."--Mary Sue Coleman, President, Association of American Universities
"As free speech conflicts on college campuses seem to arise with ever greater frequency, the need for a top to bottom analysis of how to think about the topic has become all the more urgent. With this book, we finally have it, a subtle yet passionate--and easily readable--overview that should guide all students as well as the rest of us."--Floyd Abrams, author of The Soul of the First Amendment

"Balanced, comprehensive, and authoritative, Free Speech on Campus is a must-read for college administrators, scholars and practitioners of First Amendment law and activists of all political persuasions."--Joan DelFattore, author of Knowledge in the Making: Academic Freedom and Free Speech in America's Schools and Universities

"At a time when freedom of speech on college campuses is under serious attack, Erwin Chemerinsky and Howard Gillman offer a concise and powerful defense of academic freedom that every college administrator should read."--Geoffrey R. Stone, Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law, The University of Chicago