Bloomberg Law
March 7, 2018, 6:28 PM

Campus Speech Protest Draws Call to Discipline Law Students

Patrick Gregory

Campus speech protests at law schools flare up again

One scholar suggests discipline, another a change of tactics

The shouting down of Christina Hoff Sommers by students at Lewis and Clark law school during a talk on her brand of feminism has renewed concern about freedom of expression in academic settings.

Protesters who disrupted Sommers’ March 5 appearance at an event sponsored by the conservative legal group the Federalist Society should face school and bar discipline, one scholar told Bloomberg Law. Another said their tactics only amplified her ideas, which they opposed.

“I think there’s always a tough balance to ...

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