ERIC Number: ED060774
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Proceedings of Conference on Higher Education: The Law and Student Protest.
Young, D. Parker, Ed.
Educational leaders have a continuing need to know the legal parameters within which decisions may be made concerning student behavior. In times past, administrative decisions could be made without fear of judicial review. Today this is no longer the case, as courts are ready to come to the rescue of constitutional rights of not only students but faculty, administrators, trustees, and the general public as well. The pertinent legal questions facing educational leaders today range from search and seizure rights, due process requirements of notice and hearing, interim suspension, specificity of rules, and scholastic affairs, to civil actions and double jeopardy. These and many other questions were the concerns of the conference "Higher Education: The Law and Student Protest." The central purpose of the conference was to present and discuss judicial decisions and trends and their implications for and applications to the posture of academic decisionmaking. The issues of concern were questioned and examined, not from a philosophical or sociological point of view, but in light of court decisions and precedents. (Author/HS)
Descriptors: Activism, Court Litigation, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Legal Responsibility, Student Rights
Center for Continuing Education, Institute of Higher Education, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
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Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Inst. of Higher Education.