Free CLE Webcast: First Amendment Issues in K12 Education

Richard P. Clem Continuing Legal Education
Free On-demand CLE webcast

CLE credit has approved in the following jurisdictions. CLE credit will be valid through December 31, 2012.

This program was originally presented in St. Paul, MN, on September 21, 2012. This audio program runs approximately 50 minutes. Click Here to View the Course Description

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Program Description

First Amendment Issues in K-12 Education. This program will be a brief overview of First Amendment issues affecting K-12 public education. We'll cover some of the leading cases from the U.S. Supreme Court, the Eighth Circuit, and other courts. Topics will include: school speech, establishment clause, free exercise clause, clothing, school newspapers and yearbooks, distribution of literature, student clubs, off-campus speech, book censorship, and the pledge of allegiance. 50 Minutes. Originally presented in St. Paul, MN, September 21, 2012.

The program is presented by Richard P. Clem. He has a B.A. in history from the University of Minnesota, and a J.D., cum laude, from Hamline University School of Law. He has been in private practice in the Twin Cities for over 20 years. His reported cases include: Asociacion Nacional de Pescadores a Pequena Escala o Artesanales de Colombia v. Dow Quimica de Colombia, 988 F.2d 559, rehearing denied, 5 F.3d 530 (5th Cir. 1993), cert. denied, 510 U.S. 1041 (1994); LaMott v. Apple Valley Health Care Center, 465 N.W.2d 585 (Minn. Ct. App. 1991); Abo el Ela v. State,468 N.W.2d 580 (Minn. Ct. App. 1991).

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