June 22, 2021

Purdue Global Concord Law School to focus on the First Amendment in schools for next Distinguished Speaker Series discussion

majeed-azhar Azhar Majeed (photo provided)
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LOS ANGELES — Concord Law School at Purdue University Global will present a live discussion titled “Divisive Concepts, Targeted Speech, and Safe Spaces: The First Amendment in Schools” for the next installment of its Distinguished Speaker Series at noon PT on Tuesday (June 29).

The live webinar will be hosted by Concord Dean Martin Pritikin and feature guest speaker Azhar Majeed, a civil liberties attorney who has spent his career defending the free speech rights of university students and professors.

Majeed previously served as vice president of policy reform at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, where he worked with college administrators and general counsels to improve their institutions’ policies on free speech and due process, and helped create a model freshman orientation program to teach incoming students about the rights and principles enshrined in the First Amendment.

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Majeed is a contributor to New York University’s First Amendment Watch, where his articles and commentary help document threats to freedom of expression nationwide. He graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 2007.

Those interested in registering can do so here. The webinar can be viewed here.

About Purdue University Global

Purdue University Global delivers personalized online education tailored to the unique needs of adults who have work or life experience beyond the classroom, enabling them to develop essential academic and professional skills with the support and flexibility they need to achieve their career goals. It offers personalized paths for students to earn an associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree, based on their work experience, desired pace, military service, previous college credits and other considerations – no matter where they are in their life journey. Purdue Global serves 34,000 students (as of April 2021), most of whom earn their degree online. Purdue Global is a nonprofit, public university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It is affiliated with Purdue University’s flagship institution, a highly ranked public research university located in West Lafayette, Indiana. Purdue University also operates regional campuses in Fort Wayne and Northwest Indiana, as well as serving science, engineering and technology students at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus. For more information, visit purdueglobal.edu.

About Concord Law School

Concord Law School is part of Purdue University Global, a public, nonprofit school within the respected Purdue University system. Founded in 1998, Concord was the first U.S. law school to offer students a traditional law school program online, including interactive live classes, frequent testing with extensive feedback, and nationally respected faculty members. Offering rigorous, rewarding online degree programs, Concord provides students with a first-rate law school education that is affordable and reflects the needs of today’s employers, delivered in a convenient, highly supportive environment. For more information, visit here

Media Contact: Tom Schott, 765-427-1721, tschott@purdue.edu

Source: Martin Pritikin

Note to Journalists: Photos of Azhar Majeed and Martin Pritikin are available on Google Drive.

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