ERIC Number: ED318100
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Hendrickson, Robert M.; Finnegan, Dorothy E.
The higher education case law in 1988 is extensive. Cases discussed in this chapter are organized under five major topics: (1) intergovernmental relations; (2) employees, involving discrimination claims, tenured and nontenured faculty, collective bargaining, and denial of employee benefits; (3) students, involving admissions, financial aid, First Amendment rights, and academic and disciplinary dismissal; (4) liability, involving personal injury, workers' compensation, contracts, negligence, medical malpractice, and indemnification; and (5) antitrust, involving patent issues, copyright, and estates and wills. Cases that stand out as involving significant issues include a university challenge that a federal agency's award of a grant was inconsistent with the law, and the United States Supreme Court s ruling that a collective bargaining agent could not have access to an institution's campus mail service. (MLF)
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, Compliance (Legal), Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Dismissal (Personnel), Due Process, Employer Employee Relationship, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Faculty College Relationship, Higher Education, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, Postsecondary Education, School Law, Student Rights, Teacher Rights, Tenure, Torts
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.
Note: In: Thomas, Stephen B., Ed. The Yearbook of Education Law 1989. National Organization on Legal Problems in Education, 1989 (EA 021 700), p197-247.