LAW 671-01 Higher Education Law

Colleges and universities are unique communities of faculty, students, and staff that teach, learn, work, and, often, live together. The law of higher education engages policies and legal principles of general application as well as those specifically tailored to this special environment. This course will examine legal issues that surface at colleges and universities with particular emphasis on legal counsel?s considerations in addressing them. Areas to be covered include rights and responsibilities of the educational institution; academic freedom and faculty rights; student rights and responsibilities; Title IX and sexual harassment; nondiscrimination and affirmative action; and athletics and the student athlete.