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Legal Issues in Higher Education 

Course Description:   

This course presents an overview of key issues and problem areas in the fast-developing law of higher education.  Topics include student and faculty rights and responsibilities, academic freedom, governance, affirmative action, campus security, collective bargaining and labor relations, to name just a few.  Students will review important court cases that establish a framework for decision-making and will also participate in problem-solving exercises. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Use legal terminology, procedures, and doctrines related to higher education 

  • Identify situations and issues that require the advice of legal counsel

  • Explain the role of legal counsel in a college or university

  • Describe the legal status and rights of students, faculty, administrators and governing boards 

  • Define and develop administrative practices, procedures and policies that are based on knowledge of the law, regulations and court decisions 

  • Understand how to use preventive strategies to avoid or be prepared for legal action 

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