Higher Education Law (LAW-690-B001)
Hybrid online/in-person course. Meets in person on 1/9, 2/13, 4/17 only. Per ABA Standards, J.D. students must have already completed 28 credits toward their degree to be eligible to take this course.
WCL is excited to announce Mary Kennard, VP and General Counsel at American University, will teach a blended course on Higher Education Law. 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. To register for this course (LAW-690-B001), students must have completed 28 credit hours toward the J.D. degree. It is open to 2Ls - 4Ls, as well as LLM and part-time students, and is expected to have quite a bit of interest due to Ms. Kennard's experience and unique perspective in her role. The course will meet three times in person during the semester, while all course material and learning activities will take place entirely online using WCL's online D2L learning platform, offering students tremendous flexibility. Desktop Platform Requirements: ChromeTM (latest) Firefox® (latest) Internet Explorer®(10,11) Safari® 6.0 Tablet and Mobile Platform Requirements: AndroidTM (4) Apple® (iOS 6,7,8) Microsoft SurfaceTM (Windows®8) BlackBerry® (7,10) Some learning activities, including live synchronous sessions, require the Flash Player. Speakers, microphone, and webcam should be enabled for active participation in live virtual sessions. The online learning platform has everything you need to learn, communicate, and submit assignments to stay connected and actively engaged!
Textbooks and Other Materials
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The required textbook for this course is: The Law of Higher Education Fifth Edition: Student Version. William A. Kaplin and Barbara A. Lee. February 2014, Jossey-Bass.
First Class Readings
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