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ERIC Number: ED187190
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 844
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Higher Education and the Law.
Edwards, Harry T.; Nordin, Virginia Davis
The proliferation of laws, regulations, and judicial opinions affecting higher education and the nature of the impact of these laws on the academic community are examined. Designed for use by both students and practitioners, the book employs the "case method" design based on the belief that law cases furnish the best sources for study and review of legal developments. Part One, "The College or University As a Legal Entity," discusses the college or university as a legal entity, legal attributes of private universities, the constitutionally autonomous university, and public universities without constitutional status. Part Two, "Faculty Rights," examines academic freedom and related substantive constitutional rights, faculty tenure, and unionization and collective bargaining. Part Three, "Student Rights," examines substantive constitutional rights of students, procedural due process, the contract theory, the student as consumer, and miscellaneous issues concerning student rights. The final section, "Federal Regulation of Higher Education," includes the impact of federal regulation, equal educational opportunities, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, equal job opportunities under the law, affirmative action, age discrimination, Equal Pay Act, the Rehabilitation Act, family rights, student loans, copyright law, and miscellaneous federal regulations. A preface, summary table of contents, reference materials, and table of cases are provided. Supplements to the book will be published on an annual basis updating material appearing in this volume. (LC)
Institute for Educational Management, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138 ($25.00)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1972; Equal Pay Act 1963; Rehabilitation Act 1973; Title IX Education Amendments 1972