Ballard Spahr partner Henry Hockeimer, who represented the Lower Merion School District in a case involving school laptops and student privacy, will discuss the First Amendment as a constitutional scholar at the National Constitution Center tomorrow.

The event, “Should Students’ Cyber Speech be Protected under the First Amendment?,” is part of a program that encourages young people to learn about and discuss current constitutional issues.

The event will center on the balance between freedom of expression and censorship in schools, with a focus on students’ rights to freedom of speech on the internet. “Balancing freedom of expression with maintaining a safe environment for learning has always been a challenge for schools,” said Mr. Hockeimer. “Changing technology, the advent of the Internet and the rise of social media have only complicated the issue.”

Mr. Hockeimer is a partner in Ballard Spahr’s Litigation Department and a member of the Consumer Financial Services and White Collar/Investigations Groups. He focuses his practice on white collar criminal defense, securities fraud, and complex civil litigation.

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