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ERIC Number: EJ1031362
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-1383
The Happy Practice of College and University Law
Mullowney, William J.; Santora, Kathleen Curry
Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, v46 n3 p14-17 2014
College and university lawyers must be prepared to address legal matters that range from the kinds one might expect to those that are unanticipated, even unbelievable. It's all in a day's work--and there's no such thing as a typical day in the life of a higher education attorney. The complex legal and regulatory issues facing colleges and universities have multiplied to the point where potential litigation permeates just about every aspect of the campus environment. An institutional commitment to preventive law helps create a positive campus culture by avoiding the need for formal legalistic procedures. To promote an environment where people resolve disputes amicably, higher education attorneys must be problem solvers, critical thinkers, consensus builders, and patient risk managers. Attorneys who can combine these skills with a healthy sense of humor will have one of the most interesting, engaging, rewarding professions ever. This article explores a sampling of real-life cases to help readers understand both the grab bag of events that require lawyers' involvement and the skills, expertise, and personal characteristics they need to have to deal with them.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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