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FIRE Guides to Student Rights on Campus

FIRE’s Guides to Student Rights on Campus are an innovative vehicle for changing the culture on college and university campuses and understanding student rights. They emphasize the critical importance of legal equality over the selective assignment of rights and responsibilities, of self-governance over coercion, and of the rule of law and fair procedure over the ad hoc and arbitrary imposition of partisan and repressive rules.

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It is imperative that our nation's future leaders be educated about the central tenets of a free society and that they be able to debate and resolve peaceful differences without resorting to coercion and repression. To help achieve this goal, FIRE launched its series of Guides to Student Rights on Campus.

The Guides are an innovative, widely respected, and well-received vehicle for changing the culture on college and university campuses and understanding student rights. They do so by emphasizing the critical importance of legal equality over the selective assignment of rights and responsibilities, of self-governance over coercion, and of the rule of law and fair procedure over the ad hoc and arbitrary imposition of partisan and repressive rules.

A distinguished group of legal scholars from across the political and ideological spectrum serves as Board of Editors to this series. The diversity of the members of this Board proves that liberty on campus is not a question of partisan politics, but of the rights and responsibilities of free individuals in a society governed by the rule of law.

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