Course Description



This course will provide students with a solid introduction and exposure to a vast range of legal issues, theories, policies, and considerations affecting colleges and university, from the perspective of in-house counsel. Students will identify, discuss and analyze legal trends and developments in higher education. Students will further develop their legal advocacy skills through factual problem analysis, and related class room discussions and presentations of “ripped from the headline” issues. Students will have an opportunity to produce a substantive paper with feedback provided by the instructor. Topics include the public/private dichotomy; right to privacy; social media; sexual harassment and assault; tenure; faculty and staff contracts; student discipline and dismissal; fraternities and sororities; athletics; and student debt.