Spring 2020 Course Schedule

Higher Education Law (Online) (LAW-690A-E001)
Mary Kennard

Meets: 05:30 PM - 07:20 PM (M)

Enrolled: 18 / Limit: 18 / Waitlist: 1

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Higher Education law is a fast-growing and dynamic field of law in a global industry with over 3000 attorneys representing public and private schools in the U.S. This course examines the laws applicable to higher education institutions in the United States and explores important state and federal court decisions as well as trends in the law. The course is designed to acquaint law students with an overview of legal liability in the college and university setting and explores decision making in the higher education environment. Areas examined include: Governance, structure, and history of higher education law; Faculty, administrator, and student rights; Higher education financing, land use, and taxation; Research, contracts, and intellectual property; Athletics, student activities, and services. 

Textbooks and Other Materials

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The Law of Higher Education, 5th Edition, Student Version, Kaplin and Lee,

Jossey-Bass, 1995 and the Supplement: Cases, Problems, and Materials for use with the text, 2013 Edition, (available on-line by week) (“CPM2013”)

Additional Materials: As assigned and available on-line by week and posted guest speaker materials.

Additional Federal Law Resources: The Catholic University of America, Office of General Counsel, Campus Legal Information Clearinghouse (“CLIC”) website: http://counsel.cua.edu/

First Class Readings

Text Reading: No Assigned Reading


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