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Student Speech Rights and Social Media: The Case of the Cursing Cheerleader

March 13, 2023 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

March 13th from 11:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Presenter Bios

Clay Calvert, UF Professor of Law & Brechner Eminent Scholar Emeritus

Clay Calvert is Professor Emeritus at the University of Florida where until January 2023 he held a joint appointment as Professor of Law at the Fredric G. Levin College of Law and Brechner Eminent Scholar in Mass Communication in the College of Journalism and Communications. In 2021, he won the University of Florida’s Teacher/Scholar of the Year Award and, in doing so, became a member of UF’s Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars. Calvert has authored or co-authored more than 150 law journal articles on freedom of expression-related topics. He is lead author of the undergraduate media law textbook, Mass Media Law, 22nd Edition (McGraw Hill 2023), and is the author of Voyeur Nation: Media, Privacy, and Peering in Modern Culture (Westview Press 2000). Calvert received his J.D. with Order of the Coif status from the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law. He later earned a Ph.D. in Communication from Stanford University, where he also completed his undergraduate work in Communication, earning a B.A. with Distinction. Calvert is a member of both the State Bar of California and the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.


This year our meetings will resume being in person (with lunch). Our forums are now held at the Aloft Hotel, 3743 Hull Road (behind the Hilton UF Conference Center). Please aim to arrive at 11:30 for lunch. The talk itself is scheduled to begin at noon.

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March 13, 2023
11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Aloft Hotel
3743 Hull Road
Gainesville, Florida 32607
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