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Hardback, 532 pages
This book is an excellent text for courses in higher education law! Colleges and universities remain vulnerable to lawsuits and face an increasingly litigious environment. Contemporary Issues in Higher Education Law provides board members, administrators, faculty, and students of higher education with a basis for informed decision-making that will reduce the risk of liability through a preventive-law approach. Readers will find this text a useful source that reflects trends in the law, details current case law on a particular subject, and provides guidance on institutional policy for both public and private higher education institutions.
Chapter 1: Introduction to the Law and the American Legal System
Chapter 2: Systems Governance
Chapter 3: Private Colleges and Universities
Chapter 4: Legal Issues Concerning Faculty Employment
Chapter 5: Legal Standards Governing Faculty Speech
Chapter 6: The Legal Rights of Non-Academic Personnel
Chapter 7: Discrimination in Employment Under Title VII
Chapter 9: An Overview of Federal Disability Laws
Chapter 10: Negligent Liability Involving Colleges and Students: An Evolving Duty of Care
Chapter 12: Contracts with Students
Chapter 13: Student Speech
Chapter 14: A College Student’s Right to Due Process
Chapter 15: A Student’s Right to Privacy in a College Residence Hall
Chapter 16: Student Privacy and Campus Safety
Chapter 17: The Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment
Chapter 18: Business Management in Colleges and Universities
Chapter 19: Intellectual Property and Higher Education
Chapter 20: Intercollegiate Athletics
Chapter 21: Town and Gown Issues