The Law of Higher Education: A Comprehensive Guide to Legal Implications of Administrative Decision Making
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So, is the Kapin and Lee book worth the $250 price? Absolutely-- and not only for those immersed in legal issues in their administrative or scholarly work. (The Book) transcends the law -- an important enough topic in itself-- to be essential reading for anyone interested in understanding the complexities of organizing and managing American Higher Education Institutions. (The Journal of Higher Ed, May-June, 2008) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Since the 1985 publication of the second edition of The Law of Higher Education, new developments in the courts and in Congress have continued to place campuses under increased scrutiny. In this third edition of William A. Kaplin's indispensable guide to the laws that bear on the conduct of higher education, Kaplin and coauthor Barbara A. Lee provide a revised and up-to-date reference, research source, and practical guide for college administrators, legal counsel, and researchers. This third edition—with fifty percent of the material entirely new—updates the latest major developments in all of the topics covered in the previous edition and offers detailed information on a range of emerging issues including sex discrimination, hate speech, academic freedom in religious institutions, athletic scholarships, animal research, environmental laws, and much more. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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The book is a valuable investment on a number of fronts, not the least of which is the paucity of comparable texts on this complex topic. "The Law of Higher Education" begins with an overview of postsecondary education law and continues with an interesting organization that considers the college and its various constituencies -- "The College and Trustees, Administrators, and Staff," "The College and the Faculty," "The College and the Students," "The College and the Community," "The College and the State Government," "The College and the Federal Government," "The College and the Educational Associations," and "The College and the Business/Industrial Community." Each chapter is further broken down into key arenas (for example, in the chapter on students, a few of the topics include admissions, financial aid, disciplinary rules and regulations, and athletics). Each topic includes a context and is connected to numerous examples from case law. Despite the high degree of legal terminology, the book is readable for the layperson. There are separate indices for subject, statute, and cases that make it easy to locate relevant information.
This book is an excellent treatment of the enormously complex field of high education law.
We had to read the whole book for our legal class, I spent hours and hours on this book, and I don't regret it at all. It provides comprehensive understanding of the legal aspects in higher education. It begins with the sources of laws in higher education, then explores all the relationship aspects of higher education institutions, such as the relationship with its students, with the all levels of government, external agencies and organizations, etc. Each chapter provides case studies, backgrounds, and application to today's higher education. It is really a great book and wort every penny.
No matter what it is that you do in colleges and universities, the presence of legal issues are there. So I would recommend this book to law students, students studying higher educations, and everyone who works at a college or university. Everyone can find the aspects that are relevance to their course of studies or work in this book, along with learning more about other aspects that you might not know about. I learned a lot, and I am sure that you will too.