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University Students

Kickstart your on-campus activism and learn about your rights as a student and how FIRE can help you defend them.

University Students

Can I Publish This?

Libel? Privacy? Intellectual property?! When you’re producing a publication, there are so many legal risks to keep in mind. But don’t fear! We’ll go over tips and tricks for conducting a self-directed prepublication review, that is, how to analyze your own content to keep you out of the courtroom and in the newsroom. This course is designed for student journalists.

University Students

Due Process on Campus

At too many American colleges and universities, students accused of conduct violations are put through “kangaroo courts” that lack fair procedures, in which social and political pressures or the institutional interests of the “judges” can greatly affect the outcomes of campus disciplinary procedures. Take this course to find out what your due process rights are, learn more about how other American universities treat due process, and empower yourself to use your knowledge of due process

University Students

Lessons for First-Year Experience Programming

FIRE, in partnership with New York University’s First Amendment Watch, has developed this series of lessons for universities to utilize when teaching incoming students about their free speech rights and the principles behind the First Amendment.  If you’re a college student and you complete this course, FIRE will request your mailing address so we can send you free FIRE socks and a copy of FIRE’s Guide to Free Speech on Campus.

University Students

Free Speech on Campus

Before you can become a free speech advocate at your school, it is essential that you know exactly what rights the First Amendment protects, how those rights apply to university students, the ways you can take advantage of those rights, and how to promote them on campus. Learn about how to ignite your free speech rights today! If you’re a college student and you complete this course and our Due Process on Campus course, you are eligible