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Forum 12:

The Constitutional Dimensions of Academic Freedom

View the forum video on webcast.ucdavis.edu

Held Friday, March 14, 2014

Forum Summary

Robert Post is Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Before arriving at Yale, he taught for 20 years at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. Dean Post’s areas of expertise include constitutional law, First Amendment law, legal history, and equal protection. He has written and edited numerous books, including Democracy, Expertise, Academic Freedom: A First Amendment Jurisprudence for the Modern State (2012); and For the Common Good: Principles of American Academic Freedom (with Matthew M. Finkin, 2009). Between earning both a BA (summa cum laude) and a Ph.D. in History of American Civilization from Harvard, Dean Post received his law degree at Yale, where he was Note Editor of the Yale Law Journal and won the Michael Egger Prize. He is also a member of the American Philosophical Society and the American Law Institute, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Panelists: Henry Reichman, Professor Emeritus of History at CSU East Bay, First Vice President of the AAUP, and Chair of its Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure, Roberta Rehm, Associate Professor in the Department of Family Health Care Nursing at UC San Francisco, and Ralph J. Hexter, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor of UC Davis.

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