UW Service requirement

Steven Jamar sjamar at law.howard.edu
Wed Nov 10 13:00:35 PST 2004

Well, one might be a community service and the other not.  Providing a 
forum for and presentation of political discussion and viewpoints is 
not the same as doing that for a particular religion.


On Wednesday, November 10, 2004, at 03:41  PM, Volokh, Eugene wrote:

>     Seems to me hard to see how a university can give "community 
> service" credit for student speech advocating controversial political 
> viewpoints (presumably viewpoints of the student's own choice), but 
> deny credit for student speech advocating controversial religious 
> viewpoints.  I recognize that the university might take the view that 
> persuading people to support gun control is a community service, but 
> persuading people to accept Jesus is not -- but I don't think it can 
> discriminate among student causes based on that viewpoint.
>     Eugene
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