Freedom of Speech on college campuses is topic of annual Knowlton Lecture at UofSC March 23

Dean of Yale Law School Robert Post will address freedom in speech on college campuses at the University of South Carolina School of Law on Thursday (March 23).

Post, will deliver the 2017 Charles W. Knowlton Law & Liberal Arts Lecture, at 5 p.m. in the law school’s auditorium. Titled “Freedom of Speech and the Modern University,” the event is free and open to the public and will include a reception at 6 p.m.

Post, who is the Sol and Lillian Goldman Professor of Law at Yale, will explore how university policies are changing the way faculty, staff and students exercise their First Amendment rights. He was the first speaker of the lecture series in 1989. Then a law professor at the University of California Berkeley, Post conducted a seminar at the law school on liberalism and the problems with free speech and privacy.

The Knowlton Lecture is made possible with support from the family and friends of attorney Charles Wilton Knowlton and Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd law firm.

For more information, contact Rob Schaller at or visit the law school's website.