Political speech in BigLaw?

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Re: Political speech in BigLaw?

Post by A. Nony Mouse » Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:45 pm

Br3v wrote:
A. Nony Mouse wrote:
jd20132013 wrote:
bh369 wrote:"Academic speech" doesn't refer to the protection of anything published in an academic journals, it refers to the speech of academics, in their professional capacity as academics (if it means anything). If you're discussing job protection as a BigLaw attorney, then it doesn't matter if you publish something in a law journal, it's not "academic speech", as you are not employed as an academic, and therefore are not afford the protections of the profession.

And he gave this absurd answer so confidently too.
What's absurd about it?
The part that says academic speech is only for people employed as "academics."

Also, before the quoted post, nobody suggested "academic speech" would receive "extra" protection regarding this law firm situation.
I guess the problem is conflating academic speech and academic freedom. (To be honest I just read it as academic freedom the first time around.)

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