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Higher Education and the Law Seminar

Course Number: LAW 6936 Credits: 2

The law regarding higher education has become the subject of intense interest lately as legislatures attempt to prohibit the teaching of certain subjects, threaten to remove tenure protections, are redefining conflicts of interest, are imposing certain disciplinary requirements, undermining accreditation, and trying to influence research outcomes.  This class will take a deep dive into the myriad topics facing in-house counsel at institutions of higher education, from first amendment to contract to employment law to intellectual property. Who owns the work product of professors and researchers and can students tape and disseminate their professors’ lectures?  These are all questions facing universities all over the country.  Students will pick a topic and do a deep dive into the law governing that area of higher education law. This course may satisfy the AWR, if needed.