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One campus arena where free speech is not up for debate: law schools

Students at Middlebury College shouted down Charles Murray rather than listen to his controversial ideas when he came to speak at their campus in March

IN THIS, THE SUMMER OF OUR discontent, many college presidents are breathing a sigh of relief that they made it through a politically fraught spring without their campuses erupting. Nobody wants to be the next Middlebury or Claremont McKenna, where demonstrations disrupted controversial speakers.

Law deans, in sharp contrast, have reason to be cheery. Their campuses have been largely exempt from ugly free-speech incidents like

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