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ERIC Number: ED188706
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May
Pages: 36
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Consumerism--Student: Legal Issues and Cases.
Zabetakis, Steve
The facts, issues, and final judgements of 53 court cases are presented in this compilation focusing on the legal aspects of the student consumerism movement. The first 18 cases cited deal with issues related to admissions, such as reverse discrimination, admission fees, residency, fraudulent misrepresentation, employment promise, contractual obligations of schools, and denial of admission on the basis of handicaps, sex, and age. The second group of court cases dealt with due process as related to student dismissal, grade point average, right to counsel at school hearings, school policies, commercial solicitation, program cancellation, student-funded litigation, and student demonstrations. The next 11 cases fell into the area of tort liabilities and negligence; they considered the contributory negligence of students, the duty of schools to warn students of latent hazard, waiver of risk, institutional negligence, campus security, and off-campus activity. The final section of the report focuses on civil rights legislation and litigation, describing the provisions of Title 1983 and citing decisions regarding the liability of school officials, sex and race quotas, conduct off-campus, and limits on discipline. A list of major federal civil rights statutes and executive orders affecting students is appended. (AYC)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Student Consumerism
Note: Presented at the University of Texas (Austin, TX, May, 1980)