Upcoming NYSBA Webinar Examines Cheerleader Free Speech Case

By Christian Nolan

Upcoming NYSBA Webinar Examines Cheerleader Free Speech Case

7.6.2021

By Christian Nolan

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The New York State Bar Association’s (NYSBA) Committee on Law, Youth and Citizenship will examine the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L. and discuss the impact the ruling will have on school districts going forward.

The live webinar “Regulation of Student (and Cheerleader) Speech:“F—k School”? | SCOTUS Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L.” will take place on Thursday, July 22 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

New questions have arisen in the digital age regarding schools’ ability to regulate student speech that occurs off-campus. In June 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court addressed these new questions in Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L.  For this webinar, three prominent experts will explore the history of student speech, the specifics of the Mahanoy case, and the practical effects this new precedent will have on school practices in New York.

Moderator: Seth Gilbertson, associate counsel for SUNY’s Office of University Counsel.

Panelists:

  • Jay Worona, deputy executive director and general counsel, New York State School Boards Association
  • Robert Ruggeri, senior managing counsel, State University of New York
  • Candace J. Gomez, co-chair of Bond, Schoeneck & King’s school law practice

About the New York State Bar Association
The New York State Bar Association is the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. Since 1876, NYSBA has helped shape the development of law, educated and informed the legal profession and the public, and championed the rights of New Yorkers through advocacy and guidance in our communities.

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