Know Your Rights
An in-depth look at current legal issues impacting Jewish and pro-Israel students, faculty, and community members in the United States. We focus on examples of antisemitism and anti-Israel activity nationwide and what constitutional and other rights may be invoked. This presentation aims to empower individuals to identify and enforce their rights as Jews and/or Zionists, and to know that StandWithUs Legal is here to help them. Available for students (middle school, high school, or college), lawyers, and community members.
Strategies to Combat Online Hate
This empowering session provides real-world tools for online antisemitism and anti-Zionism. We will explore best practices for identifying and responding to online hate, including: what free speech means in an online context; recognition of online antisemitism as an impermissible bias in society; what to do when antisemitic posts violate corporate policy or criminal laws; how to respond to influencers and friends posting disinformation or misinformation about Israel; how to avoid having your account flagged for posting Zionist content, etc. Participants will come away with an understanding of online antisemitism, legal tools, and responsive strategies. Available for students, lawyers, and community members. CLE Elimination of Bias credit available.
University Giving in a Time of Rising Antisemitism
This session will discuss best practices and suggested legal options for donors giving to universities against a backdrop of rising antisemitism. We will explore case studies and focus on how best to protect donor intent in giving. This empowering session provides legal tools and strategies for anyone considering a gift to a university. Available for lawyers and community members.
The Legal Landscape of Antisemitism Today
This presentation addresses recent manifestations of antisemitism—including when anti-Israel activity is antisemitic; how antisemitism manifests impermissible bias in society; and how we can work together to combat the world's oldest hatred through legal tools. Available for students, lawyers, and community members. CLE Elimination of Bias credit available.
Answering Tough Questions About Israel Under International Law
This presentation reviews core concepts of international law and then addresses those questions most asked about Israel under international law, such as whether settlements are legal, what is a disputed territory, what is a refugee, etc. Available for students, lawyers, and community members.
Free Speech and Antisemitism
This presentation looks at whether speech is protected or crosses the line into unprotected conduct or speech, exploring the U.S. constitution’s First Amendment rights in depth. We discuss court-guided boundaries of the First Amendment and hate speech from both a criminal and civil law angle, drawing upon various anti-Israel rallies and disruptions nationwide. We touch upon how modern “cancel culture” impacts these rights, and how these issues intersect with antisemitism and anti-Zionism. Available for students, lawyers, and community members. Available for students, lawyers, and community members.
First Amendment and Title VI:
Holding Universities Accountable
This presentation examines Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, how Title VI protection has been recognized for various religious and ethnic groups, and the responsibility of college administrators to protect Jewish and Israeli students from pervasive and hostile discrimination on campus. We look to recent Title VI complaints and a 2019 executive order formally recognizing Title VI protection for Jewish students on campuses. This discussion is led within the context of free speech and academic freedom. Available for students, lawyers, and community members.