Erica Goldberg

Erica Goldberg

Erica Goldberg has been a law professor at the University of Dayton since August 2017. Previously, she was an assistant professor at Ohio Northern University Law School. She also taught Legal Research and Writing as a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School and Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure, and Law and Religion as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Penn State Law School. After graduating from Stanford Law School, Goldberg clerked for U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Ronald L. Gilman. Her scholarship focuses on the intersection of tort law remedies and First Amendment rights. She has been published in the Columbia Law Review, Cardozo Law Review, Connecticut Law Review, and Michigan Law Review First Impressions. She blogs at In a Crowded Theater, and links to her blog posts have appeared in media including The Washington Post and

A security guard confronts a protester as former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks during the Advancing Freedom Lecture Series at Stanford University on Feb. 17, 2022, with a speech titled “How to Save America From the Woke Left.” (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Free speech used to be honored by both left and right

By: - May 8, 2023

Students’ shutting down campus public speakers has become increasingly common at universities across the U.S. Recently at Stanford Law School, student protesters shouted over a Trump-appointed federal judge and disrupted the speech he had been invited by students to give. Instead of telling the students that they were in violation of Stanford’s speech policy, the […]