Academic journal article Journal of Law and Education

Commentary- UNIVERSITIES AND OTHER INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING

Academic journal article Journal of Law and Education

Commentary- UNIVERSITIES AND OTHER INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING

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Articles, Notes, and Comments

Latiqua Liles. Note. A "legacy preference" for descendants of slaves: why Georgetown's approach to admissions is misguided. 19 Rutgers Race & L. Rev. 25-50 (2018). This note analyzes the preferential admission policy that Georgetown University is implementing. This policy seeks to give descendants of slaves, specifically those who were owned by Georgetown, preferential treatment during the admission process. The author discusses the history of legacy preferences, Title VI, and affirmative action. In the author's opinion, this policy would not stand up to strict scrutiny. Instead, the author suggests that Georgetown offer scholarships to all descendants of slaves.

Alexander Tsesis. Categorizing Student Speech, 102 Minn. L. Rev. 11471204 (2018). This article examines the free speech doctrine in the context of school restrictions on student speech. Specifically, the article analyzes the contextual balance required when analyzing student speech in a way that ensures that students retain First Amendment rights at school. The author notes that the Supreme Court has recently taken a decidedly less speech-protective analytical direction. Furthermore, in light of this shift and in hopes of protecting student speech, the author proposes two main arguments. First, he argues that any restriction on student political speech expressed outside a school sponsored event, class, or assembly, should be subject to strict scrutiny. …

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