Law School Trigger Warnings?

December 17, 2014

By Colleen Flaherty at Inside Higher Ed

Trigger warning policies in college classrooms have beencontroversial since their inception, with advocates saying they protect students who have had traumatic experiences – primarily sexual assault – from having to relive them as part of their education. Opponents, meanwhile, have argued that trigger warning policies infringe on instructors’ academic freedom and deny students one of the hallmarks of a college education: being made to feel intellectually uncomfortable at times...