This essay argues for the social value of academic freedom in law schools and in the university generally. It takes explicit issue with the arguments of Stanley Fish in Versions of Academic Freedom: From Professionalism to Revolution. The essay maintains that academic freedom is essential to a liberal society and deserving of constitutional protection because scholarship and teaching governed by disciplinary norms represents modernity's best secular effort at separating truth from falsehood.
91 Ind. L.J. (2015-2016)
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Byrne, J. Peter, "The Social Value of Academic Freedom Defended" (2015). Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works. Paper 1666.