About This Course:
Free expression or the exchange of ideas has been a hallmark of American education. Yet, whether protection of free expression is obligated by the Constitution is a more complicated question and the answer may vary from public to private institution or programs within each institution. But even where the Constitution does apply, speech is not absolute. Universities are workplaces, places of public accommodation, healthcare providers and learning centers. A myriad of laws regulate speech in these settings. This CLE session will dive into the timely question of how we balance notions of free expression with constitutional and statutory constraints that may or may not apply.
To learn more or purchase this seminar, visit NACLE | Campus Civil Rights: The Tension Between The First Amendment and Hostile Environment Proscriptions.
Reuben Guttman is a founding member of Guttman, Buschner and Brooks PLLC. Guttman, Buschner & Brooks PLLC (gbblegal.com) His practice involves civil rights, whistleblower representation, class actions and complex litigation. He has been counsel in False Claims Act cases that have returned over $6 Billion to the government.
The International Business Times has referred to him as “one of the world’s most prominent whistleblower attorneys.” He has been an adjunct professor at Emory Law School and a Senior Fellow in the school’s Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution; he is currently a faculty member of the American University School of Public Affairs and the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.
He has taught advocacy in the United States, Mexico and China. He is also a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Mr. Guttman has published over 100 articles, opinion pieces, or book chapters. He is co-author with Rutgers Law Professor JC Lore of the text Pretrial Advocacy (National Institute for Trial Advocacy/Wolters Kluwer (2021). He is a founder of the website WhistleblowerLaws | The Source for Whistleblowers, Journalists, Legislators & Academics.