Students' Rights Briefings

Freedom of Expression

Freedom of expression is one of the most valued constitutional rights you have as a U.S. citizen, flowing directly from the First Amendment.

Freedom of expression can include multiple areas:

Students can assert their freedom of expression rights in any of these categories, as long as they donít disrupt school activities. Specifically, this means they canít express themselves in a way that:

Also, there are certain libel laws that can restrict expression. For instance, if a student were to publish untrue material about another person in the school that was meant to or does hurt their reputation, the student can be punished.

Freedom of Expression – In the Courts!