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CLE at Sea

Dive Deeply into Freedom of Expression on Campus: An Intensive at Sea
April 29 – May 4, 2019 - Aboard Royal Caribbean's "Brilliance of the Seas"
Tampa, Florida

Join Professor (Captain) Peter Lake on the “Law Boat” as he takes you through an in-depth examination of cutting-edge foundational and operational issues of freedom of expression on campus today. This first of its kind intensive training will benefit top administrators at public and private institutions of higher education in the United States. During this intensive 10-hour training, participants will:

  • Learn about basic building blocks of freedom of expression guaranteed by the U.S. and state constitutions, statutory and regulatory mandates and contract law — and the intersection of accreditation standards
  • Examine recent and important legal cases/matters regarding free expression
  • Participate in case study exercises based on real-world situations
  • Learn about “extreme expression” on campus, and improve skills in developing better practices regulating spaces and places—including classrooms
  • Develop a better understanding of the contours of modern academic freedom and administrative autonomy
  • Unleash the often untapped power of Citizens United, and discuss the future of the SCOTUS on free expression issues and the impact of 2018 midterm elections on free expression
  • Be able to locate today's campus free expression challenges in the context of the culture and climate of modern higher education (Hint: We will be discussing the Pew Survey and Generation Z)
  • Be able to apply knowledge and skills gained to digital expression issues, including social media management
  • Look ahead 2, 4 and 10 years to appreciate what lies on the horizon of expression issues on campus (Are you ready for the e-sports revolution?)

This is not just an intensive learning experience — and far more than a cruise. This a commitment to participate in an immersive journey, together, learning more about topics that keep us up at night. Expect to learn and grow — and be challenged — in the unique context of a true voyage.

Space is deliberately limited to ensure that your experience will be highly interactive and personalized and that you will be surrounded by colleagues like yourself who are committed to learn and share in a once in a lifetime learning experience.


Monday, April 29
All participants must be aboard by 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Ship departs Tampa, FL at 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Meet and Greet and Cruise Q&A at 5:00 p.m. 

Tuesday, April 30
Port in Key West, FL from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 1
Training from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Lunch from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Training from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Afternoon Break from 2:30 – 2:45 p.m.
Training from 2:45 – 4:15 p.m.

Thursday, May 2
Port in Cozumel, Mexico from 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Friday, May 3
Training from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Lunch from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Training from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Afternoon Break from 2:30 – 2:45 p.m.
Training from 2:45 – 4:15 p.m.

Saturday, May 4
Disembark in Tampa, Florida at approx. 8:00 a.m.

Pricing Includes: Cabin 5 Nights/6Days, Meals, CLE Registration  (does not include airfare to Tampa, FL)

1 cabin double occupancy – One CLE attending guest @ $2,250.00 and one non-attending guest @ $1,000.00 = Total $3,250.00

1 cabin double occupancy – Two CLE attending members @ $1,625.00 per person = Total $3,250.00

1 cabin single occupancy – One CLE attending member @ $3,250.00 = Total $3,250.00



Program Facilitator

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Peter F. Lake
Professor of Law and Charles A. Dana Chair
Director, Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy
Stetson University College of Law

Professor Peter Lake has spent over 25 years in the classroom, teaching law students in the United States. He is an internationally-recognized expert on higher education law and policy and has been quoted or referred to in hundreds of U.S. newspapers and court opinions. Professor Lake, an award-winning academic, has authored numerous law review articles, books, and other publications. Professor Lake is a highly sought after speaker, and he has served as a presenter or keynote speaker at several hundred international, national, regional, and local meetings. He has trained thousands of campus personnel on many student safety and other campus issues, including student mental health, alcohol and drug abuse, sex discrimination, and free speech and free expression issues. Professor Lake is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.