A public forum on due process, free speech & privacy rights in educational institutions, with attorneys as the moderator & panelists, co-sponsored by the NH Civil Liberties Union.
Moderator: Gilles Bissonnette, NH Civil Liberties Union staff attorney
Panelists: D. Chris McLaughlin '81, Cheshire County Attorney; George H. Ostler '77, DesMeules Olmstead & Ostler; Leah Plunkett, Director of Academic Success & Associate, Professor of Legal Skills, UNH School of Law; and Judith R. Sizer, Rose, Chinitz & Rose
The panel will focus broadly on student rights, including to what extent certain constitutional rights that apply with respect to government action also apply to private educational institutions. With this backdrop, the panel will address such complex and fascinating issues as free speech rights in both public and private universities, the balance between due process and the need to aggressively investigate misconduct, digital privacy, the unique interplay between criminal prosecution and private discipline in private educational institutions, and how the constitutional right against unreasonable searches and seizures applies on private university campuses.
Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.