Monica Miller and Kristen Waggoner, Yale University

March 2022
Yale University (Private college or university)
New Haven, CT, United States

Identity of Speakers

  • Monica Miller
    Invited for academic lecture

    Monica Miller is Legal Director and Senior Counsel at the American Humanist Association

  • Kristen Waggoner
    Invited for academic lecture

    Kristen Waggoner is general counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, a group that the Southern Poverty Law Center labels an "anti-LGBTQ hate group"


Additional Information

  • Incident Nature:
    Recognized student group event
  • Incident Political Orientation:
    Not Clear
  • Incident Responses:
    Rally or Protests
    Campus police
  • Incident Status:
    No litigation
  • Did not involve Speech Codes


Yale Law School’s chapter of the Federalist Society invited Kristen Waggoner and Monica Miller to discuss Uzuegbunam v. Preczewski, a recent Supreme Court case concerning religious freedom and free speech. The March 10, 2022 event was intended to illustrate how liberals and conservatives can find common ground on free speech issues. At the event, dozens of law students heckled and jeered the speakers and the faculty member who introduced them.  Eventually, campus police officers arrived to escort the speakers out of the building.