The now-resolved Rolling Stone libel case provides a roadmap of avoidable hazards that future journalists can observe when covering sensitive campus stories.
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For those student publications that are affected by the HazelwoodSchool District v. Kuhlmeier decision, First Amendment protectionshave been significantly reduced.
Download a diagram determining students' First Amendment rights by state.
While a school has leeway to decide how and when cellphones may be used, the Fourth Amendment restricts the ability of any government agency to seize a person’s property or search the contents of that property, including a phone. Learn what the law does — and doesn't — protect.
Answers to our most frequently asked legal questions about yearbooks.
Creating an off-campus publication? A guide to avoiding trouble with your school.
Some of the more commonly asked questions from student media involving libel, invasion of privacy, liability for online communications and copyright and trademark law.