Harvey Silverglate on campus

Go see Emmett’s former boss on Tuesday.

>Date: 04 Oct 2003 13:16:25 EDT

>From: Daniel Webster Legal Society

>Reply-To: DWLS@Dartmouth.edu


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The FIRST DWLS event of the term!! RSVP as soon as possible! Limited Seating!

The Daniel Webster Legal Society and the Dartmouth Civil Liberties Union present:

“Free Speech on College Campuses: Before and After September 11”

A dinner and discussion with Harvey Silverglate, co-founder of Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), lawyer, civil rights activist, and author.

When: Tuesday October 7th, 2003, 6:30pm

Where: 1930’s Room, Rocky

Please RSVP as soon as possible to attend this dinner. We have only 15 seats available!


Harvey A. Silverglate, a partner in the Boston law firm of Silverglate & Good, has specialized in grand jury investigations and the defense of criminal prosecutions for some 25 years, with emphasis on white collar cases in recent years. He writes a criminal justice and civil liberties column (“Freedom Watch”) for The Boston Phoenix, a Boston weekly, as well as The National Law Journal and has written regular articles for Criminal Law Advocacy Reporter (Matthew Bender & Co.). He has an interest in the clash between effective criminal defense strategies and the limitations imposed by recent innovations in the law governing obstruction of justice, interference with witnesses, legal ethics, and other doctrines purporting to limit what a lawyer may and may not do for and with a client, which was the subject of a course he taught at the Harvard Law School during a Sabbatical in the spring of 1987. Mr. Silverglate is also the co-author, along with Alan Charles Kors, of The Shadow University: The Betrayal of Liberty on America’s Campuses (Free Press, October 1998). In 1998 Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly named Harvey Silverglate one of its “Lawyers of the Year.”

Mr. Silverglate co-founded the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) – see: http://www.thefire.org


A.B., cum laude (history), Princeton University, 1964.

LL.B., Harvard Law School, 1967.

Areas of specialization:

Criminal defense, civil liberties, academic freedom, and legal ethics.

Selected Publications:

The Shadow University: The Betrayal of Liberty on America’s Campuses (with Alan Charles Kors), The Free Press, October 1998. Book Web site at http://www.shadowuniv.com/