Legal Issues In Higher Education

Law 332



Rigorous Writing Experience (RWE)



This course focuses on the legal issues unique to the academic and business operations of institutions of higher education. Through examination of applicable laws, cases and regulations, institutional policies, academic custom, and societal expectation, the seminar will explore issues relating to academic freedom, accountability, admissions, athletics, employment (including tenure), gifts, governance, intellectual property, research, risk management, and students, among other topics.

This course encompasses many areas of practice, and a broad understanding of the business and administrative context is helpful. Related courses include business associations, civil rights law, contracts, copyright law, disability law, employment discrimination, employment law, federal jurisdiction, intellectual property, law of nonprofit organizations, legislative advocacy, negotiations, property, sports law, taxation, and trademark law.

Mandatory: None.

Recommended: Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Education Law, First Amendment.

T. Shanahan

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