The Student Press Law Center is an advocate for student First Amendment rights, for freedom of online speech, and for open government on campus. The SPLC provides information, training and legal assistance at no charge to student journalists and the educators who work with them.
Americans have never been more reliant on students to bring them the day's news. We make sure students can fearlessly share ideas and information free from retaliation.
We're shining a spotlight in the dark crevices of campuses where financial mismanagement and safety hazards hide. Citizen engagement starts with open, accountable government.
Students want a say in education policy, and policymakers need to hear their unique perspective. We help young people use their voices to advocate for social change.
The University of Kansas will implement concealed carry on its campus beginning July 1, but students have yet to receive all of the details regarding this procedural shift.
The GW Hatchet, an independent student newspaper at George Washington University, will have to pack up its office and move into a university facility by the end of the summer -- unless it can raise $100,000.
Student government records can’t be withheld from journalists on the grounds of educational privacy, a Florida appeals court has affirmed.
The now-resolved Rolling Stone libel case provides a roadmap of avoidable hazards that future journalists can observe when covering sensitive campus stories.
The First Amendment continues to prove confounding for those running public high schools in New Jersey where Morristown High School removed an art piece depicting President Trump as a pig holding an angry cat.
A graduating senior at a New Jersey high school was suspended over submitting a yearbook photo that included controversial artwork.
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